Edwards Denies Call-Girl Claim

    Former U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate John Edwards leaves the federal court for an appearance in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. A federal judge denied on Thursday a bid by Edwards to have the criminal case against him thrown out, paving the way for a trial to begin in January. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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    John Edwards on Thursday denied a report that he had used New York's so-called "Millionaire Madam." Edwards's lawyer issued a strongly worded statement denying the allegation, and demanded a "complete retraction" from New York's local news blog DNA Info, which broke the story. DNA Info reported Thursday that a call girl working for Anna Gristina told investigators that she was paid to have sex with Edwards while he was in New York in 2007, raising money for his failed presidential bid. Records show he stayed at the Loews Regency Hotel—which is also where he allegedly met Rielle Hunter.

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