The birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards doesn't identify a father.Another strange twist: former NBA player Eric Montross, a supporter and contributor to John Edwards, is housing Rielle Hunter and the child. (Photo credit Charlotte Observer)
The certificate, obtained by The Charlotte Observer today, shows Frances Quinn Hunter was born Feb. 27, more than two months after an Edwards aide claimed to be the father. Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign finance director, claimed paternity in a statement from his lawyer posted at the political blog mydd.com.
The girl was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., to RielleJaya James Druck, also known as Rielle Hunter. Hunter, 44, was a videographer on Edwards' presidential campaign last year.
Asked Thursday why no father was listed on the birth certificate, Hunter's attorney, Robert Gordon of New York, said, “A lot of women do that.” Reminded that he and Hunter had publicly revealed the father's identity two months earlier to the National Enquirer, Gordon said, “That's a personal matter between them.”