Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, wants what she calls a "very private and personal" tape she made with the 2008 presidential candidate returned, according to court papers obtained by The Associated Press.
"In or about September 2006, using my video camera, I authored a personal video recording that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature," Hunter wrote in an affidavit filed Thursday and obtained by the news outlet. "In 2006, I was also having an intimate relationship with Edwards."
Edwards' ex-aide, Andrew Young, claims in an upcoming 20/20 interview that he and his wife, Cheri, found a sex tape featuring Edwards and a woman he believed to be Hunter. Hunter was granted a temporary restraining order against Young Friday, and is seeking that the tape — along with all other photos and videos she believes to be her property — be returned, the AP reports.
According to the court papers, deputies had unsuccessfully tried to recover Hunter's tapes and photographs from Young's home. Hunter has also filed a lawsuit against Andrew and Cheri Young, seeking a jury trial and damages for invasion of privacy, the news agency reports.
On Friday, Edwards' attorneys issued a statement to the AP urging the public to read Young's upcoming book, which details the former senator's extramartial affair, with "extreme caution," although they admitted that they have not finished reading the book. Based on media reports, they say "there are many allegations which are simply false."
Young's 20/20 interview airs Friday at 10/9c. His book, The Politician, comes out Saturday.