19. Spin it whatever way you want, Edwards used a lonely old lady
for his own gain. Mellon was sincere in her feelings towards Edwards, his was not. My opinion. In the end, she knew his real motives.
John Edwards trial: Rachel “Bunny” Mellon said he used her
“ was rather apoplectic at the size of the figure they requested. She was really upset,” Huffman said. “She said, ‘I cannot believe that the senator really wanted me for my money all along.’”
Huffman testified that Edwards later called Mellon to apologize, claiming he didn’t know how much Young had requested. But the aide insisted it was Edwards’ idea, according to Huffman, and told the interior designer, “Just call me throw-me-under-the-bus-Andrew.”