Rielle Hunter is apologizing for her affair with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
In a column for The Huffington Post, the former campaign videographer and mother of Edwards’ youngest daughter says she “behaved badly.”
“That may seem obvious to you but it’s taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself,” Hunter said. “For years, I was so viciously attacked by the media and the world that I felt like a victim. I now realize that the attacks are actually beside the point. The point is: I behaved badly.”
Edwards’ extramarital affair, chronicled in tabloids and a book by a former aide, led to his downfall. He had initially denied the affair and paternity of Frances Quinn, the daughter Hunter gave birth to in 2008.
Hunter’s new book, In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, hit bookshelves Tuesday.0