John Edwards’s daughter Cate rushed from the courtroom in tears on Wednesday during a former aide’s testimony referencing an argument between her deceased mother and father. Former Edwards aide Christina Reynolds was testifying about an argument Elizabeth Edwards had with her husband on the day that a tabloid published a story about his affair with Rielle Hunter. John Edwards was overheard saying to his daughter, “I don’t know what’s coming, do you want to leave?” Cate whispered an inaudible response and left the courtroom in tears, returning only after a recess. After Cate left, Reynolds recalled seeing Elizabeth Edwards pull off her shirt and bra and say to her husband, “You don’t see me anymore.” The disturbing confrontation was the tipping point for Reynolds, who then quit working for Edwards.
TRIAL Chuck Liddy, Raleigh News & Observer / Landov