Hunter Biden’s ex-mistress is asking a court to jail her for “criminal contempt” in their custody dispute, saying she flouted a judge’s order to turn over financial information.
Biden, who is fighting in Arkansas Circuit Court to reduce his child support payments and prevent his four-year-old daughter from taking the “Biden” last name, was accused of failing to fully disclose his investments and income. Playing games with” records, according to a new court filing from the child’s mother, Lunden Alexis Roberts. Her lawyers say it’s a “willful and contemptuous violation” of court orders by Biden aimed at “disowning” the preschooler born to Roberts.
The call only adds to Biden’s mounting legal challenges, which include a federal tax probe and a House Oversight Committee probe into possible influence-peddling by the Biden family. Roberts’ legal team has questioned Biden’s claims that he is financially strapped, and is threatening to subpoena several of his high-profile business associates to appear in court if the child support dispute goes to trial. will call for
Roberts asked the court in April to hold Biden in civil contempt for dodging court-ordered disclosure requests. Judge Holly Meyer gave Biden a stern warning in May that future failure to comply with discovery would have consequences and ordered him to appear in person for all future hearings.
Roberts’ attorney, Clint Lancaster, said in a filing last week that Biden was “playing hide-and-seek” and has not fully disclosed his income, assets and investments. Lancaster said the court should hold Biden in contempt for “believing in the rule of law”.
“Mr. Biden does not want to disclose his income and assets, says he is somewhat financially destitute, while he lives on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, has Secret Service protection, and I enjoy my time (which he has also lied in the search),” Lancaster said.
Biden’s legal team shot back that he provided information on his investments “to the best of his knowledge along with a chart of the entities in which he may have a direct or indirect interest.” He added that Biden “did not have access to some of the information requested for a variety of reasons.”
Roberts’ attorney asked the court to delay a closed-door deposition on Monday of his expert witness, Republican operative Garrett Ziegler, arguing that Ziegler was denied access to the information he needed to prepare his testimony. would need to be done. However, Judge Mayer ordered that the deposition continue as scheduled.
But the parties agreed Tuesday to cancel an individual court hearing in Arkansas, saying they reached an agreement regarding the disclosure of Biden’s payment to his attorneys.