In what was a stunning term of events, John Edwards was found not guilty today on only one of the five counts against him and the judge declared a mistrial.
It took nine days of deliberation for the jury, who told the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked on the remaining charges.
Speaking outside the courthouse, Edwards said: “I do not believe I did anything illegal. I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. There is no one else responsible for my sins. … I don’t have to go any further than the mirror. It’s me and me alone.”
He also thanked a federal jury today for a “fair and just result,” after he was found not guilty on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions
Edwards, a two-time presidential candidate, accused of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child during his 2008 bid for the White House, was found not guilty on Count 3 of the six-part indictment.
That count pertained only to whether Edwards illegally received several hundred thousand dollars in donations from wealthy heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon to cover up the affair in 2008.
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At one point in time, most of us all have been on the receiving end of the ultimate betrayal, that of the one you love cheating on you.
Unfortunately, it’s something that has always gone on and shows no signs of abating.
James McGibney was in the Marine Corps abroad, serving his country with a good friend, and upon their return, his pal discovered that his wife had been cheating upon him during his entire deployment.
From there, McGibney came up with a brainchild that has named and shamed cheaters worldwide Cheaterville.com.
He says: “I thought to myself, doesn’t everyone have the right to know if someone is cheating on them?”
We spoke to James to find out how cheaterville is making people think twice about doing the dirty behind their partners back.
Celebzter: The basis premise is for ordinary people to expose cheaters, right? Do you think by naming them and shaming then, they might think twice about doing it again?
James: Absolutely! I’ve had people come up to me and say that because of CheaterVille they will think twice before cheating because they don’t want to be put on front street for millions of people to see.
Celebzter: What sort of feedback have you gotten from the public?
James: It’s about 50/50, people who don’t cheat love CheaterVille, people who do cheat hate it.
Celebzter: Ever had someone threaten violence or suing you following exposing them?
James: We get threatened with lawsuits every single day. To date, not one lawsuit has come our way because people quickly realize, we’re not the ones who posted them as a cheater. Could you imagine what would happen if websites were held liable for content posted by end users? Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr would have to shut down immediately, most of the Internet would be in dire straits if that occurred.
Celebzter: What sort of legal process do you go through to vet people and ensure their stories are true?
James: CheaterVille is not judge or jury, there is no vetting process on our end. Having said that, we go through great lengths to ensure personal information isn’t posted. People have tried to post mistresses phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers, home and work addresses and very unflattering naked photos. When someone submits a naked photo of an alleged cheater, it most certainly isn’t a glamour shot.
Celebzter: Is cheating more and more prevalent, in your opinion, than it used to be?
James: Cheating has occurred since the beginning of time. It is certainly an epidemic in our country and unfortunately that will never change. The internet has made it even more convenient for people to cheat and CheaterVille is considered one of the most popular websites in the world aimed at combating this issue.
Celebzter: What are the best cheating stories that have been exposed on the sites?
James: We notice massive amounts of traffic coming from Match, eHarmony and Plenty of Fish. Users of popular dating sites use CheaterVille to conduct a background cheater check before going on an actual first date. There was a gentleman (I use that term loosely) posted on CheaterVille over 100 times! He was creating profiles on every dating site imaginable claiming to be single and “looking for love.” He was actually married, with three kids and was just preying on innocent women. That is exactly why CheaterVille was created, to warn women of this type of guy.
About James McGibney
James served tours of duty with Third Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligence Group and Marine Security Guard Battalion. He was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal by the Secretary of the Navy for his service.
Prior to starting these three companies, James was the Founder of SecuraTrak (Sapias), a Telecommunications company (GPS/Cellular.) SecuraTrak is a patented wireless asset tracking system that can locate anything, anytime, anyplace, via integrated GPS and cellular technologies. The company raised over $28 million in financing from institutional and individual investors before being acquired by a publicly traded company. James is also the author of numerous GPS and cellular technology patents which are used by many Fortune 100 companies today (Patent # US 6,509,867 B1 & 6,850,839 – GPS spatial zones.) James holds a Master’s degree from Boston University and attended Harvard Business School for his executive education. James sits on Cisco Systems UCS Blade Advisory Board and was the first person in the world to launch the Cisco UCS Blade technology. He is also a Life Changer on Dr. Drew’s daytime talk show.
She’s the gorgeous girl next door who is on another attempt to find love. But it isn’t just the guys that our attention is focused upon in the 8th season of The Bachelorette, but equally, Emily Maynard’s wardrobe.
ABC shelled out a whopping $350,000 to ensure that Emily was simply stunning.
“We had an enormous clothing budget,” Emily’s stylist, Cary Fetman, said. “It was bigger than any previous season … and we still went over!”
“She loves to be a girlie girl. She loves dresses and anything glitzy and sparkly,” Fetman said.
For example, the 26-year-old single mother has worn a $40,000 nude Randi Rahm gown and $1,045 Christian Louboutin Straratata heels.
And, there are 80 outfits in total she will reveal during the duration of the show. However, Fetman stops short (slightly) of comparing her to another All-American beloved babe: Carrie Underwood.
“I so don’t want to say Carrie Underwood because it’s not Carrie Underwood. But we definitely see a little Carrie Underwood.”
Whether this fabulous wardrobe will help her find Mr.Right is another matter entirely. During a recent interview, Emily was reluctant to reveal if she had found love and skirted around the question…. and then there’s Reality Steve’s own version (which tend to be 90 per cent correct) of what will unfold.
Today’s big guessing game: Who are Usher’s celebrity conquests? Inquiring minds want to know.
And, perhaps we will, if his ex-wife Tameka Foster has her way,
According to Life & Stylemagazine, his scorned former wife wants to reveal all and it could make for some juicy gossip, that’s for sure.
Usher’s custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster is heating up. And now, In Touch has learned the mother of Usher’s two young sons, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3, is threatening to air all of the former couple’s dirty laundry.
In an Atlanta courtroom on May 21, fighting for rights to see his two boys, the 33-year-old singer was visibly shaken when talking about Usher V and Naviyd.
“They give me purpose,” Usher tearfully explained. “I used to be begged to come home. Now I’m begging to come home to be able to spend some time with them.”
But Usher’s tearful pleas are falling on deaf ears. An insider tells In Touch that 44-year-old Tameka is now threatening to name several big stars she insists her ex husband slept with during their tumultuous two-year marriage, which ended in 2009.
But Tameka might want to think twice about her spiteful tactics against Usher, who is now happily dating Def Jam record executive Grace Miguel, 44.
“Though she’s trying to paint Usher as a wild party boy with a huge sexual appetite, it’s backfiring and making her look bad,” says the insider. “Everyone’s testifying that she’s the one displaying erratic behavior.”
First there was welfare, then there was porn. Now, Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, is hoping to make a splash in the world of pop music.
You can’t say she’s not ambitious!
The mom of 14 is featured in Adam Barta’s new song “Q&A” and is now planning a duet with Adam, due out this Summer.
“I am definitely not a singer,” she tells us exclusively. “But I love what they did with the video and I am very excited to do a duet with Adam because I love his music!”
She adds: “We have been talking about calling the next single ‘OctoBeats‘, my kids will love it”.
On her Octomom’s new gig, Adam says: “I love Nadya’s energy and the fact that she is so passionate about her life and her kids. Initially our amazing manager Gina suggested a fun, tongue in cheek cameo, but after talking to her we realized she might actually be able to pull off doing a track together with her unique voice! With Steve Migliore on board who produced my last top 20 Billboard (club) hit, I think we can strike gold and deliver fans of mine and hers something to jam to. I think people will be surprised what she turns out!”
But first things, first… below we present you with the clip of Octomom dipping her toes into the world of music (keep an ear out around the 35-second mark ).
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