The John Edwards Circus Isn’t Quite Over

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards and his daughter Cate Edwards leave for lunch on the ninth day of jury deliberations at federal court May 31, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Edwards, a former presidential candidate, plead not guilty to six counts of campaign finance violations and could face a maximum of 30 years in jail and $1.5 million in fines.
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According to Justice Department officials, there is “no way” federal prosecutors will attempt to retry John Edwards, whose monthlong trial on charges of misuse of campaign contributions ended with a hung jury on Thursday. As one source put it, “They’re not going to do this again.” However, this is not the last the world will hear of the former senator and his wide variety of sordid affairs. In a move that will surprise exactly no one — especially readers of her mind-bending 2010 interview with GQ — Rielle Hunter, whose affair and subsequent love child with Edwards led to his prosecution, has written a tell-all book.

A representative from publisher BenBella Books confirmed the existence of What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me to People earlier today: “We are delighted to publish Rielle Hunter’s memoir. A lot has been said. But no one has heard the truth of what really happened until now.” It’ll be in stores on June 26, but those who can’t wait until the end of the month needn’t worry: We’re sure some of the crazier excerpts will be making the rounds by next week.