Lunden Roberts, the mother of Hunter Biden’s illegitimate child, spoke out for the first time on Wednesday about their relationship and disavowed reports that she thinks he will be indicted on tax fraud charges.
“I never said that I thought Hunter would be indicted — my attorney did,” Roberts told the New York Post.
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“His comment to media was without my authorization I might add,” she added. “I have never opined on Hunter’s financial affairs to anyone and do not anticipate doing so. I remain solely focused on the safety and well-being of our child.”
In fact, this was the first time Roberts has commented to the media since 2019 when she filed for a paternity test that proved Hunter Biden was the father of her child, according to the Daily Caller.
Roberts was granted $2.5 million for the support of her child, Navy Joan Roberts, after the paternity test, but is still involved in a continuing support case for the child.
While initial reports claimed Roberts was a stripper from a club Hunter frequented, text messages from Hunter Biden’s laptop and published by the Daily Mail show she was an assistant at his consulting firm, Rosemont Seneca, and that he removed her from the firm’s health insurance when the child was three months old.
The laptop also debunks claims from Hunter’s memoir that he didn’t remember Roberts or the encounter that produced the child.
Not the goal
The Biden family drew criticism from some for not acknowledging the child, which was shown by their not hanging a stocking for her with their other grandchildren at Christmas.
Roberts’ lawyer, Clint Lancaster, told CNBC that he gave “a significant amount of Hunter’s financial records” to the FBI when he was subpoenaed.
“I expect him to be indicted,” Lancaster said. “Just based on what I saw in his financial records, I would be surprised if he’s not indicted.”
“[We] don’t want Hunter to go to jail. It’s not my goal, much to the unhappiness of many people in the Republican Party,” Lancaster added. After all, who would support Hunter Biden and Roberts’ child if he is in jail?