Abe Jones, a Superior Court judge in Wake County, N.C. who presided over a high-profile case involving former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' mistress and an infamous sex-tape, was voted off the bench earlier this month after 17 years of service.
In an exit interview with the Raleigh News and Observer, Jones revealed one of the more uncomfortable moments of the memorable lawsuit filed by Rielle Hunter, the woman who was uncovered as the mother of Edwards' child after a lengthy coverup.
When Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide being sued by Hunter, eventually turned over the video purporting to show Hunter and Edwards in the act, it quickly became the centerpiece of the case.
But Jones told the News and Observer that he refused to watch it.
“I just didn’t want to do it,” Jones said. “I sometimes see [Edwards] socially. I would feel like I was in his bedroom.”
Instead, he says he asked two female lawyers, one representing each party in the case, to watch it and relay to him the important parts.