Well, that didn’t take long.
Earlier today, we reported that ABC News’ chief investigative reporter Brian Ross was working on a story about John Edwards’ alleged affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter.
Now, you can strike “alleged” from the record.
Mr. Ross and producer Rhonda Schwartz just posted an article on ABC’s “The Blotter,” under the blockbuster headline, “Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate.”
According to the post, Mr. Edwards made the admission in an interview with ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, which will air tonight on Nightline. At the same time, Mr. Edwards denied to ABC that he was the father of Ms. Hunter’s baby girl.
“John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today,” reports ABC News. “In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.”
“Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter’s baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test,” add Mr. Ross and Ms. Schwartz. “Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby’s birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.”