Aug. 1, 2008: Edwards leaves Young a message on this cell. "Andrew, hey it's John. It's 7:27 East Coast Time. I had a long and wonderful conversation with Bunny [Mellon]. She will be there no matter what. She's offered me to come up there and stay if I need to and I may end up doing that some. Anyway, she's a terrific person. God, what a sweetie. Anyway, she's totally there and I think we can completely count on her and I just wanted you to hear that and to once again to tell you I love you ... I really love you Andrew. Thank you."
Aug. 5, 2008: Elizabeth leaves Cheri a message on her cell. "You need to call Russell at the beach and find out why we had the locks changed on the house ... so that Andrew would not use it with his girlfriends. We were told about it by people at the beach. Ask Russell."
Aug. 6, 2008:The National Enquirer publishes a grainy photo of Edwards holding a baby, which Young believes is a fake. Levine, the Enquirer's executive director, tells ABC: "As the saying goes, don't pick a fight with people who like to fight ... Even after we recorded that, John Edwards was calling it 'tabloid trash'" and so they published what they describe as a "spy photo."
Edwards returns to North Carolina and decides, with the support of Elizabeth, to do an interview with ABC News' Bob Woodruff on Nightline. "He wanted to do it the night of the Olympics so that it would get swallowed up in the media coverage and be forgotten," says Young.
Baron ensures Hunter is flown out of the country before Edwards does the ABC News interview.
Aug. 8, 2008: Edwards sits down with ABC News' Bob Woodruff, admits to a short-lived affair with Hunter while his wife's cancer was "in remission," and denies paternity of Hunter's child. That evening, Elizabeth issues a statement of her own saying, "although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him he has his family waiting for him. Admitting one's mistakes is a hard thing for anyone to do, and I am proud of the courage John showed by his honesty in the face of shame."
Aug. 9, 2008: The Youngs fly back to North Carolina and move into their unfinished home in Chapel Hill.
Aug. 18, 2008: Young gets an unexpected call from Baron saying, "John needs to see you right now. Elizabeth has taken away his car keys, has taken away his cell phones. He needs to meet you right now, 15 minutes from now."
Edwards meets Young and has him drive behind him "on a country road in the middle of nowhere." When Young finally gets into Edwards' car, Edwards starts questioning him about Bunny Mellon's payments, asking him if he had any knowledge of them. Terrified, Young denies any knowledge. Before he leaves Edwards, Young asks him about his promise to support him and his family, but the only thing Edwards offers is "a good recommendation."
Young then tells Edwards that he had been saving "voicemails, emails, text messages" that corroborate his story and revealed the existence of the sex tape. Edwards looks at him coldly and says, "Andrew, you can't hurt me. You can't hurt me. I've told Elizabeth everything. I've told her the whole truth. You can't hurt me."
Oct. 30, 2008: Fred Baron dies.
May 2009: Elizabeth Edwards releases her second book, "Resilience," which includes a small section on the affair and, without naming Young, but clearly belittles him and Hunter.