This undated photo released by the U.S. Marshals Service, Wednesday, June 15, 2011, shows former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., who pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service)
RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge in North Carolina will hear arguments over whether former presidential candidate John Edwards should have to testify this month in a case involving a purported sex tape.
The hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday in Raleigh.
Edwards filed a motion last week asking that his scheduled June 20 deposition be postponed. He's being called to testify in a lawsuit filed by his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. Hunter claims a former Edwards campaign aide took sensitive materials from her, including a reputed sex tape showing Edwards. She wants the items returned.
The former senator says his deposition should wait until the resolution of federal criminal charges against him. Earlier this month, Edwards was indicted on charges of violating campaign finance laws. He's pleaded not guilty.