Hunter Biden, nor his father, President Joe Biden, acknowledge Navy Joan Roberts, 4, as being part of their family. They have never met the child.
What We Know
He will have to confront her for the first time at a bench trial in July in Arkansas. He has claimed to be unemployed despite living in a $12,000-per-month rental in Hollywood and driving a Porsche.
Her mother, Lunden Roberts, a former stripper who Hunter Biden met at The Mpire Club, a Washington, D.C. strip club filed a paternity suit against him in 2019.
She asked the court to change the little girl’s name to Biden in November, but Hunter Biden has fought it. Lunden Roberts argued in a legal brief that they child’s father was a “wildly successful businessman.”
She and Hunter Biden conceived her daughter in and around December 2017 while he was in a relationship with his sister-in-law Hallie Biden, widow of his brother, Beau.
“The child would benefit from carrying the Biden family name,” the motion said. “Just like her father and other family members.” Her motion asserted that the name change would “greatly impact and preserve her legacy as a member of the Biden family.”
Hunter Biden’s attorney asserted that Navy Roberts should decide whether to adopt the Biden name herself once “the disparagement of the Biden name is not at its height.”
Hunter Biden: More Legal Challenges
Lunden Roberts currently lives in Little Rock, Ark. Under a 2020 legal settlement, Hunter Biden was forced to pay an undisclosed monthly child support payment. She won a $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after she won a 2019 lawsuit that force Hunter Biden to take the paternity test that proved that he fathered the child.
Hunter Biden petitioned an Arkansas judge to recalibrate the amount of money he provides in child support last September, pleading poverty. Lunden Roberts refused to allow the younger Biden to alter the child support amount. He has until May 22 to produce financial records showing why he has suffered a “substantial” loss of earnings and now cannot afford to pay the child support.
More embarrassingly for Hunter, it will provide Roberts with an opportunity to grill him about his overseas ventures and businesses. She will be in a position where she can question him on how he cannot afford child support when he sells his paintings for $500,000 apiece.
Roberts’ attorney, Clinton Lancaster, filed a discovery request for fresh information about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China. He also wants details of his payouts to attorneys and agents.
The discovery request also includes records related to artwork he has sold in recent years together with who the buyers were and any paperwork related to those purchases.
Roberts cooperated with a federal grand jury in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden’s alleged tax crimes. Apparently, Hunter Biden not only had a sexual relationship with Roberts but also hired her to work in the Washington, D.C., office of his firm Rosemont Seneca, LLC.
Revelations about Hunter Biden’s finances that could emerge from this child support spat could add further fuel to the legal hell storm engulfing him on Capitol Hill and in the courts.
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