Hunter Finally Appears in Child Support Case, Judge Blasts Him for Concealing Income

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Hunter Biden appeared in an Arkansas court Monday in his bid to get his child support payments lowered, and it didn’t go well for him. The judge lambasted the president’s son and his legal team for being slippery in providing his financial information and income.


Biden was ordered by the judge last week to appear in person for today’s hearing and all future ones after she had accused him of delaying the litigation. On Monday she chastised his team for redacting too much info. Per the New York Post [emphasis mine]:

Judge Holly Meyer rebuked the 53-year-old’s legal team during the two-hour proceedings, saying they wrongly concealed details of filings that had already been submitted to the court as part of the ongoing legal saga.

“The ability to redact is somewhat being abused,” the judge told Hunter’s attorneys before ordering them to refile some of those papers. It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what financial information was included in the filings.

Hunter appeared in a Batesville court as he seeks to reduce his monthly payments for the 4-year-old daughter he fathered with ex-stripper Lunden Roberts.

Hunter did not respond to shouted questions from reporters at the courthouse:


As we reported, the attorney for Lunden Roberts—Hunter’s ex-girlfriend and the mother to their child—filed a 12-page discovery motion last week accusing the first son of putting on an act:

Biden claims to be nothing more than a Yale educated attorney/artist who is somewhat financially destitute and needs his child support adjusted.

However, for an artist living on meager means, Mr. Biden is living lavishly.

He travels the world on the safest and most comfortable airplane in existence — Air Force One.

Now the judge wants to know what Hunter’s art is actually worth, but was frustrated by the Biden team’s lack of transparency:

Meyer on Monday ordered Hunter to answer additional written questions about his money — including investments, his art sales and other financial transactions — after Roberts’ attorney Clinton Lancaster claimed he had so far provided “incomplete answers.”

But Hunter’s attorneys hit back, saying the first son didn’t know the identities of the buyers as part of a purported arrangement to ensure they were unable to “influence” his father’s administration.

“He will not know. Someone else may know,” one of the attorneys told the judge.

Judge Meyer informed Lancaster that he could “issue a subpoena” to force the gallery to divulge names of buyers and prices of the art, adding: “It’s a little incredible that there is no estimate of valuations.”


Hunter and Roberts will be required to sit for a deposition in mid-June to answer questions under oath, the judge ordered.

The battle between the two began in 2019 when Roberts claimed she was pregnant with Hunter’s child. Being Hunter Biden, he denied it, but a paternity test proved him wrong, and now he’s on the hook for what his lawyers say are child support payments totaling $750,000 unless he can convince the judge to lower them.

Biden has never met his youngest daughter, 4-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, and last week Joe Biden refused to even acknowledge her existence by claiming that he only has six grandchildren, when in reality he has seven.


Correction: Hunter’s lawyers said that he has paid $750,000 so far, and that his payments are approximately $20,000 a month. An incorrect yearly number was reported in this article originally. We apologize for the error.

A tweet originally used in this story was removed because it incorrectly claimed Hunter Biden paid his father $50,000 a month in rent. PolitiFact now reports that he paid $50,000 in rent for office space:

The figure in question — $49,910 — matches the quarterly rent for office space at House of Sweden, home to the Swedish and Icelandic embassies on K Street in Washington, D.C.

Business records show that an office for Rosemont Seneca Advisors, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden, was located there.



See also:

Deadbeat Dad: Hunter Biden’s Baby Mama Accuses Him of Living the High Life While Crying Poor

Hunter Biden Ordered to Appear in Arkansas Court, His Lawyers Make Unbelievable Excuse for Lack of Discovery

Who’s Buying Hunter Biden’s Art? Baby Mama Aims to Find out in Child Support Case

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