Hunter Biden, the son of the president, has been besieged by multiple scandals of his own making over the past few years, some of which he opened up about, in detail, in a new memoir set to be released soon.
One of those scandals involves a child he reportedly fathered with a former exotic dancer now living in Arkansas — though Biden seemed to imply that he still disputes the fact that he is the father, despite a DNA test and court order denoting him as such, as the Washington Examiner reported.
DNA test tells all
At one point in the book, Hunter Biden made a reference to drug-fueled “rampages” he had in the past with women he described as being “hardly the dating type.”
One of those women, apparently, was Lunden Alexis Roberts, who at one point was an exotic dancer in Washington, D.C. prior to returning home to Arkansas after learning she was pregnant.
However, Biden denied that the child was his, prompting a lawsuit that ultimately resulted in a DNA test proving his paternity and a court ordering him to be formally named as the father and pay child support, according to a January 2020 report from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
In his memoir Beautiful Things, Hunter Biden wrote, “I’m not proud of it. It’s why I would later challenge in court the woman from Arkansas who had a baby in 2018 and claimed the child was mine — I had no recollection of our encounter.”
The Washington Examiner noted that Biden also discussed at length his recurring episodes of alcohol and drug abuse and the turmoil his addictions and personal issues caused in terms of his relationships, particularly with his first wife, Kathleen Buhle, as well as his untoward and semi-secretive romance with Hallie Olivere, the widow of his deceased brother, Beau.
According to Hunter’s book, however, he has made progress in battling his addictions and personal issues thanks to his current wife, Melissa Cohen, with whom he has a young child.
What else is he hiding?
In a surprisingly critical review of Biden’s book, ABC News noted that the first son had largely glossed over and barely mentioned his child in Arkansas.
Other scandals of Biden’s that were either downplayed or outright ignored included his business dealings in China, the federal investigation into his tax affairs, being kicked out of the U.S. Navy Reserve for failing a drug test, his recovered laptop computer from a Delaware repair shop, the incriminating evidence of wrongdoing contained on that laptop, and his former business partners who have spoken out against him, such as Tony Bobulinski.
What Hunter Biden did share ample details about were his drug and alcohol problems, his troubled relationships with family and women, and his deep dislike for former President Donald Trump.
Perhaps if the media has any remaining sense of journalistic integrity, they will investigate the scandals Biden gave short-shrift to, such as the child he fathered that lives with its mother in Arkansas.