5 Hunter Biden scandals to look out for in ex-wife Kathleen Buhle's upcoming memoir
The ex-wife of troubled President's son reveals a new memoir chronicling the collapse of her marriage, and here's what we could learn from it
Hunter Biden appears to have a lot of trouble staying out of the news these days. Ever since the 2020 campaign for Joe Biden kicked off, Republicans have found Hunter an easy target, something that continues into the second year of Biden's presidency. After a laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter opened up a pandora's box of woes, he's now got a new source of worry - his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle.
In April 2021, Hunter attempted to stem the fallout from the laptop with his own memoir, titled 'Beautiful Things', but it failed to garner much attention or sympathy. Since then, we've learned more about Hunter, such as the fact he was gifted an $800k diamond by a Chinese businessman and helped a Romanian tycoon evade prison. So far, he's weathered all the storms, but could find it difficult with Buhle's memoir on the horizon.
Till now, most claims have come from a questionable source at best, but we will finally be hearing directly from someone related to Hunter. Titled 'If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction and Healing', Buhle's memoir will focus on the breakdown of their 24-year marriage. Here are five scandals to look out for when the book hits shelves in June.
#1: Hunter and Hallie's affair
Although Hunter did address the affair in his memoir, we could see fresh details emerge from Buhle. We know she found out about Hunter and Hallie's affair thanks to an iPad, and it was the last straw for her. "I'm leaving you because you are having an affair and you have been emotionally abusive," she wrote in a July 2016 email. Buhle could now dive deeper into how exactly she discovered the affair, and what she meant by "emotionally abusive".
#2: How addicted was Hunter?
Thanks to his memoir and leaks from his laptop, we know Hunter was quite addicted to crack cocaine, but the full extent of the addition has always remained something of a mystery. Reportedly, Buhle "tried for years to help him beat his addiction", but failed. Likewise, Hunter confirmed he was so addicted to alcohol, he was driving a quart of Vodka every day. It's unclear if crack cocaine was the only drug Hunter took during this period, something that Buhle is likely to clear up.
#3: Hunter's love for prostitutes
This was one area Hunter glossed over in his memoir but became a key part of his divorce battle. Hunter confirmed he had no recollection of a night with former stripper Lunden Roberts, who successfully sued for child support after she revealed she became pregnant with his child in 2017. The scandal is one of the many low points of his life, but we could learn about others if Buhle knew more.
#4: Their secret divorce
Hunter and Buhle finalized their divorce in April 2017, but the exact details of the arrangement were never revealed. We know Buhle requested $20,000 a month in alimony and child support, but it was never confirmed if the court agreed to that amount. We also know Buhle will be entitled to a portion of Hunter's retirement benefits, but its unclear what amount. There are plenty of questions the divorce left us with, especially after the two started making public accusations, which we may now get answers to.
#5: Hunter's influence in the White House
With Hunter and Buhle's relationship falling apart towards the end of Joe Biden's Vice Presidency, Buhle appears to be in the perfect spot to confirm just how much access Hunter had in the White House. Leaks from the laptop have claimed Biden used his position to try and get then-Vice President Biden to meet some high-ranking officials and foreign businessmen. It's also been alleged that Biden hosted some of Hunter's contacts, which of course both father and son have downplayed. Maybe Buhle can shed some light on those matters?