A judge has declared that the former aid to John Edwards was in contempt of court for failing to turn over a video tape to the courts. The Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones did not put Andrew Young into custody but did reprimand him in court Friday.
said, "Those items are to be produced and turned over to the court. The court will put them under lock and key -- and under seal -- until the lawsuit is resolved."
Besides the video tape there are some other items all from a house in Chapel Hill Young had rented. In his book about the affair between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter, Young claims that the video was found in a box that had been labeled as junk.
Hunter had won a temporary restraining order against Young which sought to return items a private video made in 2006.
The question has been raised by Young's attorneys as to whether or not Young had the actual video in question. According to Hunter's affidavit the private video was made in September of 2006, at the same time Young and his attorneys contend that the woman in the video is pregnant and couldn't be Hunter because it was 17 months before her child with Edwards was born.
affidavit states that it was decided in December of 2006. She added that the tape was pulled out of the cassette and then stored in a box with personal belongings.
Young was given until Wednesday the 10th to turn the items over to the court.