Just as Joe Biden’s presidential campaign begins to gain steam his lawyer son Hunter Biden was slapped with a paternity and child support lawsuit by a woman in Arkansas.
28-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts filed a petition for paternity and child support against Hunter Biden over claims saying she gave birth to his child, “Baby Doe,” in August 2018, NY Post reports. The two-page suit was filed in Independence County, Arkansas, on May 28, just two weeks after Hunter got married to his South African wife Melissa Cohen.
Roberts alleges that the 49-year-old father of three is her child’s biological father and is seeking child support and health insurance for the now-10-month-old baby. The court filing says all out-of-pocket expenses would be split between the two parents.
There is no explanation on how the two met. But the child’s birth came a few months after Hunter split from Hallie Biden, his late brother Beau’s widowed wife, PageSix reports. The former in-laws started dating in 2017 and broke up last April.
Roberts’ attorney Clint Lancaster said his client “values her privacy” and just wants support for her child.
“She really does not want this to be a media spectacle. She does not want this to affect Joe Biden’s campaign,” Lancaster told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. “She just wants this baby to get financial support from the baby’s father.”
It appears they are speaking with the media since their efforts to serve Hunter with the legal papers have been unsuccessful.
“We have been in contact with Hunter Biden’s attorney. We have attempted to work with Hunter and his attorney to settle this issue but that has not been successful,” Lancaster said. “We are attempting to serve Mr. Biden.”