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Rielle Hunter 'What Really Happened'

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The woman at the center of disgraced former vice presidential candidate John Edwards' downfall says she's split with Edwards and is now focusing on promoting her new book, 'What Really Happened:  John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.'   Rielle Hunter appeared on Friday's Good Day New York to discuss the book.

The book is being released through a Dallas-based boutique published, BenBella Books.

In the book, Hunter describes intimate details about her affair with Edwards, whose campaign hired her as a videographer, and sheds light on his thoughts as federal prosecutors mounted a case against him on illegal campaign contribution charges.

An attorney for Edwards said she would forward to him a message seeking comment.

Prosecutors had accused the Democratic politician of masterminding a scheme to use about $1 million in secret payments from two wealthy political donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.

According to Hunter, Edwards told her he would probably wind up in a low-security prison in Virginia if he was convicted, and Hunter said she planned to move nearby with their daughter if that happened. A judge declared a mistrial last month, and federal prosecutors have opted not to retry Edwards.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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