Hunter Biden lived with a homeless woman for five months and all they did was smoke 'a ton of crack'
'For endless hours, day after day, it was the same numbing ritual, over and over and over: pipe, Chore Boy, crack, light,' Hunter Biden writes in his book 'Beautiful Things'
Hunter Biden has revealed details of his struggles with crack addiction and how his family helped him deal with it in his new memoir 'Beautiful Things'. In the book, President Joe Biden's son also revealed that he lived with a homeless woman for five months and all they did was smoke "a ton of crack".
Hunter writes that he first met the woman, who he identifies as Rhea, when he was a college senior, and who ended up moving into his apartment a decade later for about 5 months. He wrote, "Almost anyone who lives or works in DC has at one time or another seen Bicycles [Rhea] weaving in and out of traffic or swerving around sidewalk pedestrians on a mountain bike that looks three times too big for her. She usually sports a backpack and a baseball cap, and has a sharp, piercing voice that can be heard a block away as she shouts for everybody to get the hell out of her way."
He then added, "Rhea eventually moved into my apartment and stayed for about five months. It was raining cats and dogs one evening when she stopped by under my window to see if there was anything I needed. She was soaking wet, and I insisted she come inside."
Speaking of how she moved into his apartment, he writes, "She lugged her bike up to the second floor, saw a mattress in my empty second bedroom, and fell asleep there. The next morning, I went to work and left a spare key…Five days later, I cut her her own set of keys."
He then described how it was to stay with her and said, “I probably bugged her more than she bugged me. She got mad when I left dirty clothes on the coffee table or spilled vodka on a rug. Mainly, however, we just planted ourselves on the couch and smoked a ton of crack. For endless hours, day after day, it was the same numbing ritual, over and over and over: pipe, Chore Boy, crack, light."
The autobiography is a deeply personal account of his relationship with his late brother and former Attorney General of Delaware Beau Biden; it also depicts how Hunter went down a spiral after his brother's death from brain cancer in 2015.
The book also reveals how his family intervened one day when first lady Jill Biden invited lawyers and consultants to come for dinner at the family home in Wilmington, Delaware. When Hunter walked in, he saw all his family members gathered along with the counselors from rehab facilities.
After much convincing from his father and his daughter, Hunter agreed to check himself into a rehab, but he chose to go to one in Maryland. His family agreed, but once Hunter was driven to the front gate and left behind, he caught an Uber and booked a hotel where he smoked the crack he had hidden on him; he later caught a flight to Los Angeles where he had another bender.
Hunter never once blames his addiction troubles on his brother's death, but the timeline does match neatly enough.