Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young says he has kept a sex tape featuring Edwards because he needs it to prove his story.
Friday night's 20/20 focused its entire hour on Young's story of how he helped Edwards cover up an extra-marital affair and love child with Rielle Hunter. On Monday, ABC News continued trumpeting its exclusive access to Young, who is promoting his new book, "The Politician," with an interview on Good Morning America.
Young said he has refused offers to sell the tape.
"I think it's a shame people are focusing on this. I couldn't have told this story without including the sex tape," Young told "GMA." "We've been offered gigantic amounts of money. And we've said no."
Among the new revelations from the 20/20 episode:
— On Dec. 28, 2006 when Edwards announced his presidential bid in New Orleans, he met Hunter later that night in the presidential suite of a hotel. "Rielle told me that night that she felt like she was his first lady," Young said.
— On Dec. 30 at an appearance in Chapel Hill, Hunter and Edwards were tipsy from passing a water bottle filled with white wine. Edwards ordered Young to ensure that Hunter and his wife stayed apart.
— Young's wife Cheri Young said she agreed to help hide a pregnant Hunter because she believed Edwards could still be elected president. "We felt like his chance to be President of the United States lay in our hands because he could continue if we said 'yes' and we did."
— At the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., Hunter rejected several hotel rooms because they didn't have the right "energy." She finally found a room with the right energy — the penthouse suite. All the while she was asking the front desk for another room, a copy of the National Enquirer with Hunter's picture on the cover was lying nearby.
— In July 2008, when the Enquirer published what appeared to be a photo of Edwards holding his child, Edwards told his wife that he was not the father but was visiting the baby because he was being blackmailed. Elizabeth Edwards left a voice mail message for Young: "You are going to have to take care of your baby and then you and your concubine and your entire family can stay out of our lives."