You’ll excuse me while we revisit captain batsh*t here and cackle over some of her latest ironic comments about how she’s a victim. As you know, Rielle Hunter got dumped by hapless onetime Presidential hopeful, John Edwards, after she came out with a book detailing their affair and trashing Edwards’ late wife, Elizabeth Edwards. Rumor has it that Edwards’ oldest daughter, Cate, told him to break up with Rielle or lose any kind of contact with her. It was a long time coming, and it reveals what a spineless twit John Edwards is that he couldn’t drop Rielle without an ultimatum from his daughter. Well Rielle was on The Piers Morgan show promoting her book, and she whined about how her breakup was painful, and how “mean” people were to her. I don’t need to point out how ripe this is.
On public perception of her
HUNTER: Destroyer, villain, evil, basher. All of that… I think all of it is unfair.
On if Cate made John break up with her
HUNTER: The truth is we’ve had problems for a very long time that we haven’t addressed because we put the children first. So it just came to a head. Everything came to a head with the — and the media scrutiny and bashing is very hot right now, obviously.
If she’s surprised at the media scrutiny
what surprises me most is how mean people are and how much they judge based on things that they don’t know anything about. That always surprises me.
Then Rielle and Piers got into this long back and forth where she refused to discuss details of her breakup with Edwards. She also claimed that she offered Edwards advance copies of the book multiple times, but that he didn’t want to read it ahead of time. She wouldn’t say whether he’s read it now after publication. Piers also pressed her about why she trashed Edwards’ late wife Elizabeth in the book, and she laughingly tried to claim that she wasn’t trashing Elizabeth, she was discussing relationships in general. (Disclosure: I haven’t read the book and I’m not going to.)
On why she won’t discuss the breakup or say if John has read the book
The media is not entitled to everything in your life.
On trashing Elizabeth, she didn’t mean it that way and she’s the victim
MORGAN: And the main criticism has come from the way you describe Elizabeth. And you know, you use phrases about her, venomous, crazy, witch on wheels.
HUNTER: I did not say — a witch on wheels is not about Elizabeth. These things are taken out of context. When you read the story — just you take the little tidbit about the extraordinary night and you take it out of context —
MORGAN: Who was the witch on wheels?
HUNTER: I was talking about passive aggressive relationships, when a man doesn’t stand up — in general, relationships in general, when the man doesn’t stand up, the woman is often seen as a witch on wheels, often vilified, which incidentally is exactly what has happened to me.
On how she felt when John Edwards publicly denied that baby Quinn was his
I was devastated. It was devastating. I knew he was going to do it as well, but it didn’t — even knowing he was going to do it did not prepare me for how it felt.
On how she takes the criticism
It’s hard. It’s very hard to have the wrath of America directed at you, especially — and I really do want to say that I — I am responsible for my part in this. And I do take responsibility for my part and I am not a home wrecker.
Claims she wrote the book for her daughter
Because there’s so much distortion about this story. And I feel that it’s unfair for my daughter and really for all the kids to have to grow up under the umbrella of negativity and distortion. Because what happens, though, is like there’s all this — this judgment based upon things that are not true. And that judgment actually affects the kids.
In that interview, Rielle also talked about the sex tape she made with John in Uganda. (The one that former Edwards aid Andrew Young was holding as collateral.) Or rather, Piers asked her about it and she hedged and refused to answer any questions about it. She wouldn’t say whether making the tape was her idea or John’s. She was a “filmmaker” hired to document the Edwards campaign, and she’s already dished plenty of dirt about him, so draw your own conclusions.
It’s all about her. Rielle is the victim, and she turns everything around so we’re focused on poor Rielle and how she’s misunderstood and vilified. She’s just trying to set the record straight for her daughter, by creating a record of the very shady and underhanded way she was conceived.
Here are some clips from the show. Rielle asks rhetorically, “Do you really think men cheat for bad sex?”
Here’s where she claims she was devastated at Edwards’ claims that Quinn wasn’t his daughter.
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