Hunter Biden failed in his latest legal attempt to deflect next week’s court showdown with his baby mama, according to DailyMail.com.
Judge Holly Meyer has ordered the president’s son to stop stalling and appear before her in person to explain why he has repeatedly missed discovery deadlines in his attempts to lower the child support he pays to Lundon Roberts.
Hunter’s attorneys filed a motion to continue this afternoon, asking for more time to “properly prepare” for a contempt hearing next Monday in Independence County Circuit Court in Arkansas.
But after a flurry of competing filings, Judge Meyer denied their request late Wednesday, paving the way for the former flames to come face to face for the first time since the birth of their daughter, Navy Joan, now four.
Hunter’s attorney, Brent Langdon, argued his client needed longer because Roberts retained Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump administration staffer and longtime foe of Hunter, as an expert witness.
Hunter Biden has been ordered to appear in court next week to explain why he has repeatedly missed deadlines in his attempts to cut child support payments.
The first son was embroiled in a bitter legal battle over Navy Joan Roberts, his four-year-old daughter with Lundin Roberts
Hunter and his attorney Kevin Morris are already suing Ziegler, founder of the conservative nonprofit Marco Polo, for alleged harassment and invasion of privacy in a separate case involving his notorious abandoned laptop.
Hunter now wants to prevent him from the paternity issue or at least have more time to analyze what Ziegler – who has spent several years investigating the first son’s finances – has to say.
“The plaintiff, in appointing Garrett Ziegler, did not, among other things, provide a biography, opinions, or report,” Langdon said in Wednesday’s filing.
“In order for a defendant to properly prepare to hear Garrett Ziegler’s disqualification and/or disqualification, his written discovery is necessary to establish his views and the basis for those opinions even at this point.”
Hunter’s attorney says his client needs more time because Roberts has retained Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump administration staffer and longtime foe of Hunter, as an expert witness.
Langdon insisted, “Continuity is not sought for purposes of delay or harm to any party, but rather for the sake of justice by all parties.”
But within the hour, Roberts’ attorney, Clinton Lancaster, filed an objection suggesting Hunter had apologized for hearing after hearing in a bitter legal battle over Navy Joan Roberts, the four-year-old girl who a paternity test proved was his.
“Here we go again,” Lancaster exasperated. The time has come for Mr. Biden to come to Arkansas for this litigation — last time giving testimony and this time a hearing on his failure to comply with court orders — and he wants another continuation.
Lancaster said Hunter’s team found time to write a 32-page motion to disqualify Ziegler in their “little feud” with the conservative activist, so they can certainly prepare for Monday’s court date.
He added, “His method is always the same. Delay, deny, and avoid with the side of the word power.
The latest legal skirmish comes after Roberts urged Judge Meyer to have Hunter arrested in the county jail until he complied with court orders requiring him to turn over details of his finances ahead of a two-day court trial in July.
Hunter will also have to provide testimony in which Roberts’ attorneys will likely question him about his various businesses and shady overseas ventures.
They’ll also want to know how it’s possible that Hunter’s finances have fallen apart and that he can’t afford to pay while he sells paintings for as much as $500,000 apiece under his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts won a reported $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after bringing him to court in 2019 and forcing him to take a DNA test to prove he was born to Navy Joan during their trip in 2017.
The adorable, blonde-haired girl is the fourth of his five children, but neither he nor his parents, Joe and Jill Biden, have met the baby or publicly acknowledged her existence.
Hunter and his attorney are suing Kevin Morris Ziegler, founder of the conservative nonprofit organization Marco Polo, for alleged harassment and invasion of privacy in a separate case involving a notorious abandoned laptop computer.
And according to court filings, Hunter had never seen Navy Joan and couldn’t pick her out from the list of photos
Lundin Roberts and Hunter Navy became pregnant with Joanne around December 2017 while he was still in a relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Haley
Hunter claimed during the 10-month case that he was “unemployed and had no monthly income” even though he was living in Hollywood renting $12,000 a month and driving a Porsche. But when a judge ordered him to provide financial records, he repeatedly failed to do so and instead settled out of court, with the two sides declaring a “comprehensive and final settlement of all cases.”
In September of last year, Hunter reopened the case, pleading poverty, writing: “Since the entry into force of the current child support order, there has been a significant material change in Movant’s financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income.”
Roberts refused to comply and was raising the stakes by petitioning the court to officially rename her daughter, Marine Joan Biden — “to the advantage of carrying the Biden family name.”
Lancaster also launched a new discovery request that has faced hundreds of questions covering Hunter’s assets, earnings, and foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China, as well as any payments to attorneys and agents.
Sources say the list also contained Hunter’s recent income, and asked him to detail any artwork he had sold in the past two years, the names of the buyers and any paperwork related to the purchases.
So far, Hunter has yet to comply, complaining that the lengthy interrogations are “vague and ambitious” and asking the court to delete some of the inquiries.
He also opposes changing the name on the grounds that it is a “political war” against the Biden family and that the new surname will rob the child of her “peaceful existence.”
Navy Juan was born in August 2018 but was kept secret until Roberts sued Hunter for child support in her native Arkansas.
Her ex-lover claimed in his 2021 memoir, Beautiful Things, that he went ‘on a rampage’ in the aftermath of his 2017 divorce from Kathleen Poole, to the point where he can’t remember the names of the women he put to bed with.
This is why I will later challenge in court the woman from Arkansas who gave birth to a child in 2018 and claimed that child was mine – and did not remember us meeting. “That’s how little contact I had with anyone,” Hunter wrote.
It was initially reported that Hunter met Roberts while working as a stripper at a D.C. club that Hunter frequented.
But texts retrieved from his infamous laptop proved that she was in fact on the payroll at Rosemont Seneca, Hunter’s investment firm.
Hunter is hiding out in the $50 million Santa Ynez, California vineyard owned by Joe Kiani, a major donor to his father’s campaigns.
Billionaire Democratic philanthropist Joe Kiani’s $50 million estate in Santa Ynez has become Hunter Biden’s safe haven. Pictured: Joe Kayani poses for a photo with younger Joe Biden
She and Hunter Navy became pregnant around December 2017 while he was still in a relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Haley.
The pair kept in touch throughout her pregnancy until he abruptly broke it off.
And according to court filings, Hunter had never seen Navy Joan and couldn’t pick her out from the list of photos.
She has never met her grandfather, Joe, 80, despite the president flattering his six other grandchildren and often taking them along to events and speeches.
Navy Joan gets none of the perks, nor the 24-hour Secret Service protection that the rest of the Biden brood enjoy.
In February 2022, Roberts gave evidence before a Delaware grand jury investigating Hunter for alleged tax crimes, joining a growing list of former business associates and associates drawn into a classified Justice Department investigation into his offshore dealings.
Federal prosecutors were particularly interested in what she knew about Hunter’s finances, according to her attorney.