Alternate Juror: I Wasn't Flirting With Edwards

Denise Speight calls accusations hilarious
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2012 10:32 AM CDT
Alternate Juror: I Wasn't Flirting With Edwards
John Edwards leaves a federal courthouse after his campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Greensboro, NC.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

An alternate juror in the John Edwards case wasn't flirting with the former candidate, she says, despite accusations to the contrary. The ABC News report citing "giggling" and "blushing" was "just the most funny thing I'd ever heard," Denise Speight said today on Good Morning America. She had "no intentions of flirting with John Edwards," she says, "and I don’t think he had any intentions of blushing or flirting back with me."

So what was the giggling all about? It was over "the media’s reaction when we walked into the courtroom over our outfits and color," she said, referring to the fact that she'd color-coordinated her clothes with her fellow alternate jurors. "Really we sat in a room for hours, we already learned about everybody, so we talked about wardrobe," said another alternate, Leah Peterson. "We started wearing the same colors." Yahoo has video of the chat. (More John Edwards stories.)

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