Youngs ordered to court over Hunter's sex tape

Andrew Young (AP)

February 3, 2010 2:31:51 PM PST
Rielle Hunter, the mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards, wants "very private and personal" videotapes and photos back from a former Edwards aide who wrote a book about the politician. Hunter has filed a court order in an attempt to retrieve them. In the court documents the Youngs are ordered to appear in court on Friday and are ordered to produce certain items in question.

To read the entire court order, click here.

A Chatham County judge issued the court order Tuesday.

He wants Andrew and Cheri Young to appear in his courtroom at 10 a.m. to turn over an alleged sex tape and other materials.

Young says it shows John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter.

In his new book "The Politician," Young writes that he found the tape in a box at a house they were renting in the Governor's Club neighborhood.

At the time, Andrew and Cheri Young, along with Hunter were all living together as a part of a charade concealing the fact that Edwards fathered Hunter's love child.

Hunter was granted a temporary restraining order against Andrew Young last week.

It seeks the return of photos and videos, including a video she says she made in 2006 while working for Edwards.

Click here to read the order and related court documents (.pdf)

The Chatham County judge said Tuesday that the Youngs have not complied with the temporary restraining order to turn over the videotape and photographs.

The Youngs are also ordered to deliver a list Friday of anyone else who may have a copy of any videotape or photograph made by Rielle Hunter.

On "The View" Wednesday, Young said he might not be able to turn over the tape, because a federal grand jury in Raleigh investigating John Edwards has also ordered him to hand over the tape.

"The grand jury who's investigating his campaign finances, has subpoenaed the tape and I've been told, I have a copy in the lock box," Young said.

Barbara Walters then asked Young if he would have given back the tape if the grand jury hadn't subpoenaed it and Young replied he didn't know the answer to that.

ABC11 Eyewitness News has been in touch with Andrew Young via e-mail, while he's in New York on his book tour. He tells ABC11 that he's letting his lawyers work out the details of the court order.

Young's attorney tells ABC11 he is working on a response to the court order from Chatham County and it will be filed Thursday.

But he said they believe the request filed by Rielle Hunter was "not well founded."

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