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More Tawdry John Edwards Revelations Score Huge 20/20 Ratings

Last night’s 20/20 featured an exclusive interview by Bob Woodruff with Andrew Young, a former John Edwards aide and author of the upcoming tell-all The Politician. 8.1 million people watched, the highest-rated 20/20 in nearly three months. If you missed it, we’ve got a clip from the show, detailing Edwards’ reaction immediately after the National Enquirer caught him at the Beverly Hilton visiting Rielle Hunter and their child.

ABC also received a statement from Elizabeth Edwards in which she explained that she “believed Andrew Young to be the father of this child until her husband confessed his paternity to her this past summer.” This is an interesting revelation: Edwards told the awful truth to his wife months before he publicly ‘fessed up to what most of America already assumed. The show then plays a scathing voicemail she left for Young a year before she learned the truth. The voicemail says, “You are going to have to take care of your baby… And then you, your concubine, and your entire family can stay out of our lives.”

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