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Heiress Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon dies at 103

March 18 (UPI) -- Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, the heiress and arts patron who became embroiled in the John Edwards campaign corruption scandal after his 2008 election, has died.
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John Edwards re-teaming with old law partner

John Edwards re-teaming with old law partner

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two-time Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards is teaming up with his former law partner and soon will practice law again, Edwards said.

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Cate Edwards 'devastated' by dad's affair

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Cate Edwards says she was "devastated" when her father, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, told her he had had an affair with a campaign videographer.
Youngs won't face charges over sex tape

Youngs won't face charges over sex tape

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A North Carolina prosecutor says a former aide to John Edwards and his wife will not face contempt charges in a civil case brought by Edwards' former mistress.
Rielle Hunter: Edwards affair is over

Rielle Hunter: Edwards affair is over

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Rielle Hunter said Tuesday she and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., are "no longer a couple" following the publication of her tell-all memoir.

Rielle Hunter wanted to 'help' Edwards

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 22 (UPI) -- Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., said she began their affair because she thought she "could help him."
Rielle Hunter pens tell-all about Edwards

Rielle Hunter pens tell-all about Edwards

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Rielle Hunter, former mistress of onetime Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, has written a memoir about their affair and the child it produced.
Edwards not likely to face retrial

Edwards not likely to face retrial

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 1 (UPI) -- A retrial for former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., on corruption charges is unlikely, officials say.

Edwards jury: No verdict after 7th day

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 29 (UPI) -- Jurors in the corruption trial of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., concluded their seventh day of deliberation in Greensboro without reaching a verdict.
Edwards jury dismissed for weekend

Edwards jury dismissed for weekend

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 25 (UPI) -- Jurors in North Carolina were dismissed for the weekend Friday after a sixth day of deliberation in the campaign finance trial of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
Jurors resume deliberation in Edwards case

Jurors resume deliberation in Edwards case

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 21 (UPI) -- Jurors began their first full day of deliberations Monday in the case of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, accused of using campaign funds to cover up an affair.
Edwards jury deliberation over for weekend

Edwards jury deliberation over for weekend

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 18 (UPI) -- Jurors in former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' federal campaign corruption trial concluded deliberation for the weekend Friday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.
Edwards' lawyer: Moral wrongs are not legal wrongs

Edwards' lawyer: Moral wrongs are not legal wrongs

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 17 (UPI) -- Defense attorney Abbe Lowell, in closing arguments, cautioned jurors against convicting former U.S. Sen. John Edwards because of his moral failings.
Defense rests in Edwards case

Defense rests in Edwards case

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former U.S. Sen. John Edwards rested their case Wednesday, without calling Edwards or former mistress Rielle Hunter to testify.
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Rielle Hunter (pronounced /riːˈɛl/ ree-el; born Lisa Jo Druck on March 20, 1964, also known as Lisa Hunter, Lisa Jo Hunter, and Rielle Jaya James Druck) is an American actress and film producer. She is known for having had an affair with and conceiving a child with 2004 Democratic Party vice-presidential nominee John Edwards. She is said to be the basis of a character in a Jay McInerney novel. and she was an early adopter of YouTube as a means of distributing political viral marketing. Her father was implicated in a horse insurance fraud scandal, which involved the intentional killing of her horse when she was a teenager.

Druck was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her parents, James Druck (1934–1990) and Gwen Druck, owned Eagle Nest Farm in Ocala, Florida, where they raised show horses. They had four daughters. James Druck was a wealthy lawyer with his own private airplane, who specialized in defending insurance companies.

Druck went to St. John Lutheran School and North Marion High School in Ocala. After high school, Druck attended the University of Tampa, but she transferred after 2 years to the University of Florida. In her junior year she withdrew from UF to move to New York City to pursue an acting career.

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