The U.S. Marshals Service released this mug shot of former...

The U.S. Marshals Service released this mug shot of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) on June 15, 2011. Edwards plead not guilty June 3, 2011 to charges of using campaign funds to help hide a mistress and the baby he had with her. Credit: Getty Images

John Edwards asks judge for delay in sex tape case 

A judge in North Carolina will hear arguments over whether former presidential candidate John Edwards should have to testify this month in a case involving a purported sex tape.
The hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday in Raleigh.
Edwards filed a motion last week asking that his scheduled June 20 deposition be postponed. He’s being called to testify in a lawsuit filed by his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. Hunter claims a former Edwards campaign aide took sensitive materials from her, including a reputed sex tape showing Edwards. She wants the items returned.
The former senator says his deposition should wait until the resolution of federal criminal charges against him.

Earlier this month, Edwards was indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws. He’s pleaded not guilty.

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