Absolutely yes claims the National Enquirer, a tabloid tipped to this alleged fact early in the race for the Democratic presidential candidate slot. The news died down a bit, but came back in a fury of new allegations and eyewitnesses.
Vice Presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was caught visiting his mistress and secret love child at 2:40 Monday morning at the Beverly Hilton, the last night of the Television Critics’ Association press tour by the Enquirer reporters staked out there.
The Enquirer claims the married ex-senator from North Carolina “met with his mistress, blonde divorcée Rielle Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night, July 21″ – and he did not leave until the early wee morning hours.
Their sources claim that “Mistress” Rielle had driven to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara with a male friend for the rendezvous .
The former senator has been under a months-long Enquirer investigation which they claim “yielded information that Rielle and Edwards, 54, had arranged to secretly meet afterward and for the ex-senator to spend some time with both his mistress and the love child who he refuses to publicly acknowledge as his own.”
They broke the story of Edwards’ love child scandal last year, when Rielle was still pregnant and Edwards was a strong candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Edwards’ camp denies all of this, yet the Enquirer stands by their sources and eyewitnesses who staked out the hotel.
The Enquirer has an exact timeline (and pictures) of the whole Edwards’ Bevery Hilton tryst on their site: LINK
Rielle is a “filmmaker” whose company was hired by a pro-Edwards group called One America Committee. The Enquirer alleges she was paid $114,000 to produce videos for Edwards’ campaign and worked with him on those videos.