PRIVATE LIVES

Edwards Sex Tape Mentioned

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John Edwards, center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Greensboro with his daughter Cate on April 24.

John Edwards’s defense team had hoped to leave his alleged sex tape with Rielle Hunter out of his trial. But on day five of testimony, the prosecution’s lead witness touched on the taboo topic. Once the tape was mentioned, the judge and attorneys from both sides spoke privately, and questioning resumed with a different focus. But this surely won’t be the last of the sex tape. The judge will decide whether discussion of the video should be allowed by Friday’s session.