President Joe Biden's 52-year-old son Hunter has asked a judge in Independence County, Arkansas, to recalculate his child support payments to former stripper Lunden Roberts, a former employee and the mother of the 4-year-old child he sired out of wedlock in 2018.
According to a court filing obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Biden cited "a substantial material change" in his "financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income," as justification to lower the amount to be paid in support.
Biden similarly suggested he was hard up for cash in November 2019, when he stated in an affidavit: "I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019." Debts and obligations resulting from his divorce, he alleged, had proved "significant."
The first son moved out of a $5.4 million mansion in Venice Beach in 2021, out front of which he would park his six-figure-priced Porsche Panamera, and into a $20,000-a-month rental home in Malibu. Biden converted the three-car garage in his palatial new home into an art studio where he made some of the prints he sold last year for $75,000 each.
The court order setting Biden's monetary obligations to the Arkansas child and mother were filed under seal on March 12, 2020, approximately one year after he reportedly resigned from the board of Burisma, the energy exploration holding company based in Ukraine, where he was making roughly $50,000 per month.
As the order is under seal, it is unclear whether the calculation took into account the $4.8 million sent by the communist Chinese-affiliated CEFC China Energy company to a entity controlled by Biden and his uncle James Biden.
Roberts' lawyer, Clint Lancaster, suggested that Biden's efforts to pay less might prove costly. "Ultimately, this is going to require us to look deeply, more deeply, into Hunter's finances."
Before Biden's fight to pay less, he fought not to pay at all
Biden reportedly first met Roberts at the Mpire Gentlemen's Club in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a stripper. Shortly after breaking up with his dead brother's wife, Biden got Roberts pregnant.
The NY Post reported that Roberts — whom Biden claimed he had "no recollection" of meeting — had been on the payroll at the first son's now-defunct law firm Owasco PC during her pregnancy. After Roberts gave birth to the child, named Navy Joan, Biden promptly had Roberts kicked off the firm's health insurance plan.
Biden denied being the father (a paternity test later proved his parentage "with near scientific certainty") and refused Roberts' pleas to help care for the child. Consequently, Roberts sued him in an Arkansas court.
Biden defied the resulting court order to turn over financial information relevant to the case, refusing also to provide a list of the companies he owned or had an ownership interest in (e.g., Rosemont Seneca Partners, the "$2.4 billion private equity firm" he founded with former Secretary of State John Kerry's stepson Christopher Heinz) and a list of all of his sources of income. To avoid a contempt charge, Biden agreed to pay child support retroactive to November 2018.
Judge Holly Meyer subsequently ordered that these payments were to continue indefinitely and to be paid on the first of each month.