RB (@RBPundit) March 22, 2012
The man we’ve come to know and loathe as “Silky Pony” sure knows how to get busy.
Last week, Twitchy told you that the disgraced former Democratic vice presidential candidate facing a corruption/bribery trial next month was reportedly planning to have another child with his mistress.
Now comes word that John Edwards’ name has surfaced in the so-called “Millionaire Madam” probe:
A call girl working for alleged “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina told investigators she was paid to have sex with former U.S. Sen. John Edwards when he was in New York raising money for his failed presidential bid, DNAinfo has learned.
Edwards is the first big name to surface in connection to Gristina’s alleged prostitution scheme run out of an Upper East Side apartment.
His lawyers were contacted by DNAinfo, but did not comment.
According to “On The Inside” sources, Edwards allegedly hooked up with one of Gristina’s high-end hookers in 2007 when the dashing pol from North Carolina brought his then high-flying presidential campaign to the Big Apple.
The one-night fling allegedly took place at an Upper East Side hotel suite and was arranged by an aide with help from a New Yorker familiar with Gristina’s prostitution ring, sources said.
The prostitute claiming to have slept with Edwards provided a detailed, first-hand account of their encounter to investigators in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in 2008 after they began probing Gristina’s operation, sources said.
Twitter users are shocked, shocked, we tell ya:
Gee wiz, John Edwards is the first John fingered by the Morgan Stanley Madam. That was easy.—
williambanzai7 (@williambanzai7) March 22, 2012
BREAKING: John Edwards was and is and will forever be a cad—
Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) March 22, 2012
Are we really surprised that John Edwards was a client of a high-priced NYC call girl ring?? What other names will pop up? Guesses welcome!—
Dana Thomas (@DanaThomasParis) March 22, 2012
Update: A categorical denial from the reality-denier, for what it’s worth. Chuckle.
Edwards' lawyer stmt: "Mr. Edwards categorically denies that he was involved with any prostitute or service. These allegations are false."—
Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 22, 2012