Timeline: Edwards Affair Through the Years

Aug. 6, 2009: Rielle Hunter testifies in a federal courthouse in Raleigh, N.C., before a grand jury investigating Edwards' campaign finances. Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter more than $100,000 to her filmmaking company, campaign finance records show.

Dec. 15, 2009: ABC News announces that Andrew Young, John Edwards' former longtime aide, will speak exclusively to ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff regarding his upcoming memoir, "The Politician," an insider account of Edwards' pursuit of the presidency and the scandal that brought him down.

Young writes in the book that Edwards is the father of Hunter's child. Woodruff's interview will air on "20/20" Friday, Jan. 29. George Stephanopoulos will interview Young in his first live appearance airing on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Jan. 21, 2010: Edwards admits that he is the father of Hunter's daughter.

"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and, hopefully, one day, when she understands, she will forgive me," his statement said.

Jun. 3, 2011: Edwards is indicted in connection with the massive amounts he spent trying to outrun the story, and keep his pregnant mistress in hiding. The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements.

The indictment is the culmination of a federal investigation that lasted more than two years and scoured through virtually every corner of Edwards' political career.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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