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John Edwards goes on the record about allegations made in a new book by a former aide and related to his sex scandal with his ex-mistress Rielle Hunter.

Edwards is speaking out after his former aide Andrew Young made allegations about the former presidential candidate in a new book and in an interview with ABC’s “20/20,” airing Friday night.

Edwards tells ABC: “While we have not had an opportunity to view the interview or read the book, we urge extreme caution by everyone involved. From media reports, it is obvious that there are many allegations which are simply false. It appears that Andrew Young is primarily motivated by financial gain and media attention.”

Young had said in media interviews that he recovered a “mangled tape” of Edwards and a woman who he believes to be Hunter having sex. Hunter was just granted a temporary restraining order related to a video, which she described in court documents as “personal and private.”

Reprint from the Insider.

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