Former presidential candidate John Edwards consulted Hollywood pals including actor Sean Penn and "Revenge" star Madeleine Stowe as he sought advice about the Rielle Hunter scandal, reports People.com.
Edwards, who served as a senator from North Carolina before running for president in 2004 and 2008, made many revisions to a public statement about his illegitimate child with Hunter, sending them to his Hollywood supporters, according to testimony from his former speechwriter Wendy Button, the story says. Edwards also reportedly consulted with “Crash” director Paul Haggis.
Button said a reason wasn’t provided for sending around the draft. The final statement was issued in January 2010.
Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if he’s convicted of violating multiple federal campaign contribution laws to hide his affair with Hunter.