On Wednesday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Rielle Hunter for a remarkably candid and revealing conversation, as the 48-year-old shared intimate details of her affair with former presidential candidate John Edwards.
Joining Piers Morgan face to face in a cable television exclusive, Hunter provides insight on Edwards' mental state during their relationship:
"I don't think he was in his right mind," she suggested. "Once he got caught at the Beverly Hills Hilton in 2008, he was very strange for about a month because his double life had been exposed. It was difficult. He was all over the place. He was temporarily insane."
Since recently writing her book, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me," Hunter has received voluminous criticism, particularly for various references to Edwards' late wife, Elizabeth, who passed away from breast cancer in 2010.
"A lot of the flak you've been getting is because of some of these descriptive phrases you've used in connection or in a round about way about Elizabeth," stated Morgan. "Do you regret now putting this stuff in, given the way the media has latched on to it. Do you accept that when somebody is dead and can't answer back, it looks graceless?"
"I accept it looks graceless, yes," allowed the guest. "My intention is not to bash Elizabeth Edwards. It's never my intention. My intention was to tell the truth of the story for the six years that I saw it through my eyes. I saw Elizabeth through the eyes of John Edwards."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Hunter provides her perspective on one of the most polarizing extramarital affairs in modern American history.
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