Hunter has been receiving $15,000 a month in hush money from a "wealthy colleague" of Edwards who is closely tied to his campaign.
Oh, and about the alleged baby (well, Edwards’ alleged baby; we’re pretty sure she’s a baby either way): Her name is Frances Quinn Hunter, and she was born at Santa Barbara Cottage hospital. Edwards’ good friend and former aide Andrew Young stepped forward last December by claiming to be the father of the child (he’s married with kids himself), but the Enquirer reports that he too is receiving cash from the same guy who is paying off Hunter. The Enquirer noted that Hunter was "living in Chapel Hill, N.C. in a gated community, just a few streets away from Andrew Young" and was spotted around town driving a BMW registered in his name in the weeks after the story broke, though Young hasn’t been heard from since. (Maybe the house in question belonged to Edwards backer, Tar Heel, and former NBA center Eric Montross? This story is weird enough for that to almost make sense. Plus, how great would it be to have a sports angle?)
Whether the money is enough to keep Hunter quiet remains to be seen—she’s supposedly in the process of securing an interview with a major network.