Interviews

Elizabeth Edwards: Don’t Say 'Rielle'

The love (child) that dare not speak its name? According to The Washington Post, “Elizabeth Edwards has been willing to talk about most anything in interviews about her new memoir that details her husband John's affair, but only under one condition: Interviewers must agree not to mention the name of the other woman in their broadcasts or stories.” Both Oprah and Larry King agreed to not name Rielle Hunter, John Edwards’s mistress, but “no newspaper has agreed to the restriction so far.” In her book, Elizabeth never mentions Hunter by name, calling her “an unwelcome woman.” According to her publicist, Elizabeth’s demand isn’t fueled by anger, “but by a desire not to see Hunter profit from the affair.”