Deadbeat dad Hunter Biden continues to avoid the woman who claims he fathered her child. The troubled Biden son has refused to show his tax returns and his attorney Dustin McDaniel has quit .
Joe Biden snapped at Peter Doocey of Fox News when asked about Hunter’s son.
Biden, 49, was not in the second-floor courtroom in Batesville, Arkansas, when his attorney former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel quit.
But Lunden Roberts, 28, the woman who claims the son of former Vice-President Joe Bidenfathered her child, was seen for the first time since filing her paternity suit, sitting in the front row of the spectators’ gallery wearing three-inch black heels.
Biden is said to have met Roberts when she was working as a stripper in a ‘gentlemen’s club’ in Washington D.C.
In the hearing, Judge Don McSpadden said he would need at least three years of Biden’s tax returns before he could reach a decision on monetary support for the child, whose sex has not been revealed.
Earlier this week, DailyMail.com revealed Biden filed a request to seal all financial records to spare himself public ’embarrassment’ amid claims of ‘significant debts’.
In his motion to withdraw, McDaniel — a former Arkansas Attorney General — said Biden’s personal lawyer had ‘advised’ him that he was being discharged.
‘(C)ounsel will take all steps reasonably practical to protect defendant’s interests and make every effort to ensure an efficient and judicious transition for new counsel.’ McDaniel wrote.
Judge McSpadden also ordered Biden’s team to provide Roberts with a valid address and phone number for him so papers can be properly served.
McSpadden made clear to all sides that he did not want anyone discussing the case in public. ‘This child is more important than anyone else in this case,’ he said.
McSpadden ordered that the 16-month-old child’s name, along with all financial information of both Biden and Roberts should be kept under seal and available only to the legal teams.
The case was adjourned until January 7.
Roberts and her father left the courtroom via the disabled entrance without speaking to reporters.
She wore a black zip-up coat over a white top and a pair of white pinstripe pants. Her long blonde hair cascaded halfway down her back.
On Wednesday, Biden filed a motion for a Protective Order of his financial records in the Arkansas Circuit Court of Independence on Wednesday, citing fears that such information would be used ‘maliciously’ by the media if disclosed publicly.
‘The likelihood that [Biden’s] private records will be used in an inappropriate or malicious manner for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with these proceedings is exceedingly high and should not be tolerated by the court,’ the filing reads.
Any such disclosures, Biden’s attorneys claim, would furthermore cause their client ‘undue prejudice, annoyance, embarrassment, and/or oppression.’
‘Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the parties involved in this matter, it is in the interest of justice and necessary for a Protective Order to be in place,’ Biden’s attorney Dustin McDaniel states.
The filing comes just over a week after Biden was revealed to be the father of Lunden Robert’s child, having engaged in relations with the 28-year-old after meeting her at the Mpire Gentlemen’s Club in Washington D.C where she worked as a stripper.
While Roberts – who is demanding Biden pay her $11K in legal fees in addition to child support – is said to agree that a Protective Order is appropriate, she has so far refused to fully commit to the current terms demanded by Biden, despite his ‘best efforts’ to secure her acquiescence.
In addition to the Protective Order, Biden is also requesting an upcoming December 2 hearing be delayed until a decision on the order is made, adding that he has been so far been unable to complete an affidavit of his financials.
In a signed sworn statement, Biden claims he has been unable to complete the mandatory requirement because he currently lacks the information to do so.
‘In an effort to demonstrate to this court my good faith, I attest that I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,’ Biden’s statement reads.
The former Ukraine energy executive goes on to admit he has incurred ‘significant debts’, partially caused by his April 2017 divorce to Kathleen Biden, which are currently being calculated by his accountants and will be disclosed to the courts as soon as possible.
‘For the aforementioned reasons, I cannot complete an Affidavit of Financial Means at the time,’ he claims.
While Roberts and Biden continue to negotiate the specific terms of the order, should agreement be found, all financial information disclosed by both the defendant and plaintiff during the proceedings will remain entirely confidential.
In addition to preventing the disclosure of Biden’s alleged debts, the embargo will also block the release of any information regarding Biden’s business ventures, investments, expenses, taxes or personal property valuations.
Any physical copies of documents detailing finances of either party would be filed under seal and must later be returned or destroyed, and any digital documents would need to be securely stored on encrypted devices.
Failure to comply with such demands – filed in accordance with Rule 26(c) of the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure – would leave any guilty party liable to charges of contempt of court, which could result in hefty fines or even jail time.