Former Edwards aide describes mistress as demanding despite luxury gifts Staff

4/25/2012 4:40:00 PM - Staff

The John Edwards trial is quickly taking on the feel of a soap opera, as the prosecution's star witness returns to the stand Wednesday and continues to narrate the almost unbelievable drama that played out while Edwards tried to hide his affair.

Former aide Andrew Young, on the stand Tuesday, painted an unflattering portrait of both Edwards and mistress Rielle Hunter -- whom he described as demanding even as she was being amply provided for.

He described an elaborate scheme where heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon would funnel money to her interior decorator, who would then issue checks to Young and his wife. The Youngs provided Hunter with luxury accommodations, travel and even a BMW, according to the testimony.