The mother of Hunter Biden's Arkansas son has filed a motion asking the state to hold him in contempt of court after the son of the former vice president failed to turn over documents detailing the nature of his finances in a child support law suit. Hunter Biden — who is renting a $12,000 per month 2000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills where he has been seen driving around a Porsche Panamera — has previously said he has no source of income.
According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Alexis Lunden Roberts claims that Hunter Biden has defied court orders by not submitting a copy of his 2017 and 2018 personal tax returns which detail his sources of income, among other items.
Hunter Biden 'has no respect for this Court'
"[T]he defendant continues to act as though he has no respect for this Court, its orders, the legal process in this state, or the needs of his child for support,"the motion filed by Robert's attorney stated. "This Court should take some action that will make the defendant follow court orders and a believer in the rule of law.
This is not he first time that the former vice president's son has ignored court mandates in the paternity case.
In a December hearing, Circuit Judge Don McSpadden warned Biden that he could not withhold financial records. "He's going to have to provide at least the last three years of tax returns," McSpadden told lawyers for both sides. Later that month, McSpadden ordered both sides to provide their opposing counsels with copies of "A. their personal tax returns for the past five years; and B. any and ALL financial documents and information showing money or monies they received in the past five years." The deadline to comply was December 19.
Through his lawyers, Biden petitioned to postpone a court appearance scheduled for this month, but a new judge on the case ordered him to appear in her courtroom "and show cause, if any exists, as to why he should not be held in contempt for any of the alleged violations of this Court's orders."
"He needs to make himself available and unless his hair is on fire, he needs to be in Arkansas and he needs to be in a deposition," Circuit Judge Holly Meyer told lawyers in the case during a Feb. 26 call.
What's Hunter hiding?
Some Democrats fear that Hunter Biden testifying in court could open a can of worms and jeopardize his father's campaign. By providing the court with his financial records for the past five years, the former vice president's son would disclose the nature and sources of his business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which came under scrutiny during the Democratic-led impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
Hunter Biden has denied any allegations of wrongdoing.