HILLSBOROUGH -- Lawyers for Rielle Hunter were in court today arguing that she should have access to any profits made by Andrew Young from a sex tape of her with former presidential candidate John Edwards.
Wade Barber, one of a team of lawyers for Hunter, argued that Young should not be able to profit from wrongly acquiring "a very private video tape of hers."
"The law does not allow one to profit from his wrong," Barber said.
Young was a former aide for Edwards. Young also wrote "The Politician," a tell-all book about his time with the Edwards' campaign. His lawyers argued that Hunter would not be able to prove she owned the tape. They contend that it was property either of the Edwards' campaign that paid for her videographer services or Midline Production Company.
The hearing, before Judge Carl Fox in the old courthouse in Hillsborough, is another twist in a case about the ownership of the sex tape and other items. The tape is now in the court's custody. A trial is tentatively scheduled for September.