Woman suing Hunter Biden for child support says he admitted to having love child with her, seeks DNA test
An Arkansas woman who has brought a lawsuit against former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden for paternity and child support has now said Hunter admitted to her last year that they had a child together, despite always denying it in public. In her latest allegation on Monday, Lunden Roberts sought to compel Hunter to submit his DNA for testing so she can prove he is, in fact, the child's biological father, People reports. Meanwhile, Hunter has repeatedly denied the woman's accusations.
In May this year, the younger son of the former VP was sued by Roberts in Independence County. According to a copy of the petition obtained by People, she requested the court to confirm her child's paternity and thereafter order Hunter to pay for child support and healthcare costs.
But in a brief response to the suit filed in August, 49-year-old Hunter denied all of the accusations made against him.
According to Roberts' lawsuit, she and Hunter "were in a relationship" and their child, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was born last August in Independence County. Speaking to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Roberts' attorney Clint Lancaster said his client "really values her privacy."
“This is a parenting and child support issue between her and Mr. Biden,” he said. “She really does not want this to be a media spectacle. She does not want this to affect Joe Biden’s campaign. She just wants this baby to get financial support from the baby’s father.”
Roberts claimed she was a student at George Washington University when she met Biden, per the Democrat-Gazette.
Hunter grabbed headlines this year for a litany of reasons (including a surprise marriage) just as his father launched his 2020 presidential bid to become the Democratic frontrunner against Trump.
The president's personal lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has, for months, sought to have Ukraine officials probe into the dealings of Biden and his son, who previously served on the board of a Ukranian energy giant. Over the summer, Trump himself asked a favor from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens on grounds of corruption.
Meanwhile, Hunter secretly tied the knot with South African filmmaker Melissa Cohen, as confirmed by his father in June. He had previously dated his older brother Beau Biden's widow, Hallie Biden, after he succumbed to cancer in 2015.
Hunter opened up about his relationship with Hallie, his overnight marriage to Cohen, his controversial business dealings, as well as his struggle with substance abuse in a profile published by The New Yorker in July this year.
While speaking to the magazine, he also claimed he never had sex with Roberts.