Inside John Edwards' Political Scandal
In truth, Andrew says the affair had been blamed on him long before he complied with John's plan. According to Andrew, Elizabeth found out about the affair before the tabloid photo was released. At that time, Andrew says John told Elizabeth he slept with Rielle once and that Andrew was the one having an affair with Rielle. "Which didn't make any sense because [Rielle] was traveling with him all the time, and I was at home in North Carolina," Andrew says.
Still, Andrew claims Elizabeth became angry with him. "Whenever she was suspicious of anything, I had become the one that she had come to blame things on," he says. "She insisted that [John] fire me, but he kept me because I was the fall guy."