Sparring over sex tape testimony at Edwards trial
Defense stopped from discussing ‘private video’
Opposing lawyers in the John Edwards trial wrangled with a judge over whether to admit into evidence a sex tape of the former presidential candidate and allegations of an affair involving an ex-aide who ended a week on the witness stand Friday. Edwards is accused of directing a conspiracy to use about $1 million in campaign donors’ payments to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. He denies knowing about the money and has pleaded not guilty.