As John Edwards' legal saga builds to an apparent climax at a Raleigh courthouse, the woman who tipped the National Enquirer to his affair has spilled the details in a story for the Huffington Post.
Pigeon O'Brien, who has been living in Asheville, describes how she'd been a friend of the woman then named Lisa Druck since the 1980s. After Druck changed her name to Rielle Hunter, and got involved with a man named John from North Carolina, O'Brien found herself keeping an increasingly uncomfortable secret.
Leaks spouted from various sources. Her phone rang with queries. That's when she says she decided to spill what she knew.
"I made one phone call simply to take the pressure off myself because I couldn't live with it anymore," O'Brien told me this morning.
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