Biden blames Hunter's addiction on family: Here's the full list of members who've been in rehab
Among those who have suffered from addiction issues in Joe Biden's family are his brother Frank, children Hunter and Ashley and niece Caroline
A new report has revealed that five members of President Joe Biden's family have been to rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
Among those who have suffered from addiction issues in the Biden family are the president's brother Frank, children Hunter and Ashley, niece Caroline, as well as his late son's widow Hallie who allegedly became Hunter's lover. Some of them had spells in treatment centers at the orders of a judge. In fact, Joe Biden even referred to his son's addiction as a "disease from mommy and me," according to a bombshell report by the Daily Mail.
According to a New York Times profile published last October, the POTUS himself became a teetotaler after seeing the effects of alcoholism on his favorite uncle who he lived with as a child. On the other hand, his son Hunter had a well-documented downward spiral into crack smoking and repeated affairs with prostitutes, details of which were revealed last year when private images and messages from his abandoned laptop were obtained by the press.
According to the Daily Mail, however, text messages recovered from the laptop also reveal that Hallie Biden, Beau Biden's widow who allegedly became Hunter's lover, has also visited rehab four times that cost over $100,000, some of which was allegedly footed by Biden himself.
Hunter texted Hallie amid an argument in December 2018 when they were still in a controversial relationship. "You didn't stay longer than 10 days away from family at any one of the 4 times you went to rehab," he wrote, before discussing which rehab center he will be attending.
In the texts, he also revealed that his father had spent $45,000 on a ten-day rehab stay for Hallie. "It's 3 Months because you have told me and anyone who would listen that I need long-term It's closer. D more accessible to my children and dad than Caron [a Pennsylvania and Florida rehab group] is by far," Hunter wrote to Hallie. "It's much less than the $57,000 I paid for you at [upscale Malibu, California rehab] Passages ($5,700 per day) or the $45,000 Dad paid at Caron (4500 per day you stayed). You don't [have] to help me with a dime."
Meanwhile, other texts recovered from Hunter's laptop reveal that his sister Ashley, 40, also had to get sober after becoming addicted to drugs. She reportedly texted Hunter to warn him against his relationship with Hallie, saying his feelings for their brother's widow were fueled by his addiction.
"I have my outpatient program until 8 pm but will call you after…I thought I was ''in love'' until I got sober + realized it was all a joke," Ashley wrote. "This disease is cunning + baffling. And will f**k with you like no other. Now sober- I realized how much damage I did + how much my mind played tricks on me. I 'loved' xxxx because he let me use + didn't bother me about it. Then I got sober + I swear- it's been the biggest mind f**k. I wasn't truly feeling any of those feelings. It was the drug."
Blaming Hallie for enabling Hunter's addiction, Ashley referred to her as "the most selfish, self-absorbed, idiotic woman I know." "I will never look at Hallie again. She is truly the most selfish, self-absorbed, idiotic woman I know. You + I used to talk about it all the time," she told Hunter on text message.
Frank Biden, the president's brother, has reportedly also had several alcohol-related driving offenses and was ordered by a judge to attend a three-month rehab following a 2004 arrest with a suspended license. Last year, the Daily Mail reported that the 67-year-old reportedly dodged paying a bereaved family a $1 million judgment for 20 years despite being involved in an accident that killed their son in 1999.
The newspaper revealed how Frank had rented a Jaguar with his friend during a night of drinking, picked up two women, and started speeding down a California highway. Frank told the Herald-Mail in May 2019 that he was 23 years sober, albeit his DUI arrest records suggested otherwise.
Frank, vp(joe) and Joe. Great job tonight big brother! pic.twitter.com/WwhniwavWl— Francis Biden (@f_biden) June 18, 2017
Hunter accused his father in text messages of letting Frank give him and Beau driving lessons when he was "more f**ked up than" ever. "You let Uncle Frankie get be Beau and I driving lessons when he was more f**ked up than I've ever seen a person," Hunter reportedly wrote to his father. "He had Beau go 79 miles p/h from our neighborhood entrance and without breaking ake that left on to Buck Rd. It was actually fun. When I knew Ash was using and told you you let her drive the kids to the beach and back," he added.
Caroline Biden, who is the daughter of Jim Biden, the president's other sibling, has also attended court-ordered rehabilitation following a DUI and having struggled for years with addiction. Speaking to the New York Post, her pals claimed she went into rehab for alcohol and Adderall addiction while studying at Georgetown University.
Joe Biden’s niece, Caroline Biden, walked free on 12/3 in Pennsylvania case:— John LeFevre (@JohnLeFevre) December 10, 2020
- drug possession
- careless driving
- driving without a license
While already on probation for larceny (stealing $110k)
How many news stories did you read about it? pic.twitter.com/30ShBIjI8o
Back in 2017, Caroline reportedly spent $110,000 on a stolen credit card in New York. In January this year, she spent 20 days in rehab after being sentenced to six months probation for a DUI after she crashed her car into a tree in Pennsylvania, the Daily Mail reported.