Hunter Biden was caught allegedly smoking crack cocaine in a VIP room of a strip club where he dropped thousands of dollars on multiple occasions.
In a New York Post report published Tuesday, workers at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, D.C., said that Biden stopped by late last year. They said other VIP room patrons expressed suspicions that he was using drugs.
The staff then confronted Biden, 49, the son of former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the workers said.
“There was a smell of burning Styrofoam in the VIP room. We told him nothing illegal can go on here,” security worker Ranko Petrovic told the Post. “We didn’t see anything illegal. After he was spoken to, the smell stopped.”
“VIP employees suspected it was crack,” he added.
According to Petrovic, Biden would routinely visit the strip club, where he would drink and spend “thousands and thousands of dollars in the Archibald’s VIP rooms.” Biden paid his bills with “credit cards that didn’t have his name on it,” the security worker said.
Neither Archibald’s current owner, Dan Harris, or Biden’s lawyer and spokesman, George Mesires, returned the Post’s requests for comment.
At the time, Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a controversial Ukrainian natural gas company. His role is at the center of an ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Hunter Biden did more than crack at the D.C. strip club
Biden has a long history of drug abuse and alcoholism, as well as tumultuous romances. He has acknowledged six stints in rehab, including for a 2016 crack binge. He has not admitted to drug use since.
Last week, a DNA test showed that Biden is the father of a child with an Arkansas woman whom he denied having sex with. The woman recently sued him for child support.
In an interview with ABC News last month, Biden rejected the notion that he was unqualified to serve on the board of Burisma, though he acknowledged that being the son of the then-vice president “of course” played a role in getting him the job.
He stepped down from the board last month.
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