rielle-hunter-book-elizabeth-edwards.jpgIn an upcoming “tell-all” book, Rielle Hunter calls the late Elizabeth Edwards a “witch on wheels” who drove former Senator John Edwards into the arms of other women, including Hunter’s.

The book, “What Really Happened,” is Hunter’s account of her scandal-fraught affair with the one-time presidential and vice presidential hopeful. In it, Hunter characterizes Elizabeth Edwards as a “crazy” woman who yelled at her husband and even physically attacked him. She also says Elizabeth fired Edwards staffers and was wild with jealousy about her husband’s “numerous” affairs.

Still, she says the cancer-stricken Elizabeth (who died in 2010) managed to keep up the public persona of a “saint.”

She also alleges that Elizabeth “stalked” her after finding out about Hunter’s affair with Edwards, calling and hanging up “at all hours of the day and night from various numbers.”

Hunter details alleged affairs Edwards had with other women over two decades, though she says she was the last.

“He has a long history of lying about one thing only — women — and I mistakenly thought I was different,” she writes.

Edwards was recently acquitted on charges that he used campaign funds to cover up his affair — and child — with Hunter.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson