Former presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted fathering his former campaign videographer's child.
In a statement released to NBC News, Edwards said, "I am Quinn’s father... It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."
Friends of the family said that Edwards and wife, Elizabeth, have separated, NBC reported.
Edwards admitted in August 2008 to an affair with Hunter that he says ended in 2006. That year, Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter's video production firm $100,000 for work. Then the committee paid another $14,086 on April 1, 2007.
A federal grand jury last year investigated whether Edwards broke campaign finance law by paying "hush" money to Hunter and Young over the affair.
Disgraceful. Your thoughts.