Hey John, don’t drop the soap.
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A newspaper claims former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would reportedly kill himself before he is forced to go to jail.
Edwards is under investigation for improperly using campaign funds to cover up an affair he had with a woman in which a child was conceived while he was still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards.
A grand jury has been meeting near Raleigh, and recently, a key witness in the case was re-interviewed.
According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, ‘I won’t go to jail. I’d kill myself first!’
The statement was reportedly made after Edwards’ legal team informed him in early March that there was a strong chance that he could be indicted.
According to the National Enquirer, Edwards has lost nearly 20 pounds in the past year and his friends believe he has been “escaping reality” with alcohol.
“I think John is suicidal,” a friend of Edwards reportedly told the Enquirer. “He knows that if he’s indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time and make an example of him.”
The Enquirer says Edwards is also concerned about what will happen to his children if he winds up in jail.
“John isn’t hiding the fact that he’s terrified of going to prison,” a source told the Enquirer. “But he’s also extremely distraught about what will happen to his children.”
John will be surrounded by other Democrats since the prison population tends to be those who pull the Democratic lever.