Hunter Biden reached a temporary child support agreement with plaintiff Lunden Alexis Roberts days before he was required to appear in court, a new case filing shows.
The agreement compels Biden to pay an undisclosed sum in monthly child support starting Feb. 1. Biden will also pay child support retroactive to Nov. 1, 2018, when he stopped paying voluntarily.
Biden was set to appear in court Wednesday and “show cause, if any exists, as to why he should not be held in contempt” over financial records he failed to provide on three occasions. The agreement allows Biden to avoid the mandatory court appearance as his father Joe Biden approaches February’s Iowa caucuses.
Biden has until March 1 to produce the financial documents, which will be used to determine the exact amount of child support he will pay. Though Roberts’s attorney has asserted there is “no political motivation whatsoever” behind the paternity suit, the documents could reveal just how much Biden earned through his lucrative appointment to the board of a Ukrainian gas company, as well as his financial ties to other foreign companies.
The delay comes as Republican lawmakers threaten to call Biden to testify on his business dealings in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
A DNA test established Biden as the father of Roberts’s child “with near scientific certainty” in November. The two reportedly met at a Washington, D.C., strip club where Roberts worked under the stage name “Dallas.”
Biden previously said the child was not his.
(Reporting by Collin Anderson)