John Edwards Denies Hooker Allegations (Like That Matters)

john edwardsRemember earlier this month when "soccer mom" Anna Gristina was arrested and charged with running a Manhattan brothel? Well, reportedly, one of the names in her "black book" -- filled with powerful politicians, top law enforcement, influential lawyers, bankers, entertainment execs, and Fortune 500 businessmen -- was none other than ... wait for it ... John Edwards! Ohhh man.

According to a report from DNA Info's Murray Weiss, sources say that Edwards met up with one of the hookers in 2007 during his presidential campaign, while he was visiting NYC. Lawyers for Edwards released a statement that said, "Mr. Edwards categorically denies that he was involved with any prostitute or service." But DNA Info is standing by their story.

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What's more, in his report, Weiss states that cops have known about this for years. The prostitute claiming to have slept with Edwards gave a detailed, first-hand account of their encounter at the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 2008. The investigators never told the feds, because they figured it was a low-level local infraction. Yeah, okay, I could see that ...

Still, the fact that we're not at all that surprised by this allegation doesn't make it any less ... well, GROSS. I seriously do not know what else could come out about Edwards at this point to make him look even worse. Even before this, he had dug himself a serious grave. Not sure he has one fan left. Someone, please, ship him off to another planet (along with Rush Limbaugh and a few other sleazemeisters I could think of ...) before he embarrasses himself any further!

Also, this news really makes you think, wow, we really have to feel for Elizabeth Edwards ... that poor woman. I cannot believe she put up with John for as long as she did. She was a saint! 

Do you think it's possible for John Edwards to look even worse at this point??


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