Edwards Sex Tape Testimony Delayed

Both John Edwards and the American public will be spared the spectacle of the former senator testifying about his alleged sex tape—at least for now. A judge ruled that Edwards, who twice ran for president, won’t yet have to testify in a suit in which his former mistress Rielle Hunter claims his former campaign aide improperly took a sex tape depicting Edwards and Hunter. Edwards is currently facing federal criminal charges of violating campaign finance laws related to his cover-up of his affair with Hunter. The judge ruled that he can delay his testimony until after the criminal charges are resolved, saying the risk of violating Edwards’ right against self-incrimination is too great.