09/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Staffer Who Paid Edwards' Mistress Didn't Know Of Affair

The former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards said Wednesday that he thought tabloid reports that Edwards had an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter were untrue when he paid to relocate her and another campaign worker and his family to California last year.

Dallas lawyer Fred Baron said in e-mail to The News & Observer, "I will restate what I have previously stated on one point: I learned of the affair only a few weeks ago and had previously presumed that the 'tabloid' stuff was all bogus."

The statement from Baron follows several days of questions raised by a former associate of Hunter's and her sister, who challenged Edwards' timeline of the relationship.

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