The wording of an agreement reached between Hunter Biden and his Arkansas baby mama was published Thursday, and it shows his four-year-old daughter will be given some of his paintings even if she won’t get his surname.
The deal ends years of bitter wrangling between Biden, 53, and Lunden Roberts, 32, over support for four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts.
Parts of the deal were redacted before being released by Independence County Circuit Court in Arkansas.
But they show Biden, who took up painting as part of his recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, must hand over some of his finished canvases.
‘The child shall select the painting which shall either be sent to the child or sent to a gallery designated by Lunden Roberts,’ the order says.
‘The net proceeds of any sales of paintings shall be wired to an account designated by Lunden Roberts.’
‘Smoking mirror’ from Hunter Biden’s ‘The Masks of God series l 48″ x 60″ l acrylic on canvas. Under the terms of a child support agreement, Biden will allow his four-year-old daughter Navy to have some of his paintings – but not his famous family name
The deal ends years of bitter legal wrangling between Biden and Lunden Roberts over support for four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, pictured here with her mother
That could prove to be a very tidy haul with the novice artist’s paintings valued at up to $500,000, thanks in part to his famous name … a name that Navy will not be able to use.
‘The plaintiff withdraws her counterclaim for name change of the child,’ says clause nine of the order, which was first reported by CNN.
It comes during a tumultuous period for the president’s son.
Last week he managed to avoid jail time with a plea deal that ended a years-long federal investigation of his tax affairs and gun ownership.
And on Thursday, he arrived at a Delaware courthouse to be quizzed under oath as part of a defamation case brought by the computer repair shop owner who worked on his now-infamous ‘laptop from hell’.
All the while, he has been embroiled in a case involving former flame Roberts.
It began as a paternity dispute in 2019, when Roberts gave birth to a baby girl. Biden denied paternity, but a DNA test confirmed that he was the father, and he agreed to pay $20,000-a-month.
The latest twist came after Biden applied to reduce his monthly payments.
Biden took up painting as part of his recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. But the paintings triggered an ethics controversy amid claims their high prices could lure buyers intent on trying to curry favor with his father
The face-to-face showdown comes after Roberts petitioned a judge to toss Hunter in jail for six months for failing to come clean about his wealth
The clause in the order setting out his monthly obligation was redacted.
The settlement means Hunter, 53, will avoid the scrutiny of a public paternity trial where details of his murky finances were likely to feature heavily.
The agreement emerged soon after it was reported that President Joe Biden’s son will plead guilty to federal tax offenses as part of a deal to avoid a full prosecution on a separate gun charge.
Roberts sprang a surprise on her former lover earlier this month. She turned up in person to hear him being deposed for the first time in their paternity battle.
Things were resolved soon after, however.
Roberts is understood to have dropped her demand that daughter Navy change her surname to Biden, a request that had been rejected by Hunter’s legal team.
The former flames had settled the case in 2019 but Hunter abruptly asked a court last year to lower the $20,000 per month in child support he pays.
Details emerged soon after it was reported that President Joe Biden’s son will plead guilty to federal tax offenses as part of a deal to avoid a full prosecution on a separate gun charge
Roberts is a former DC bottle girl who once worked as Hunter’s PA
Roberts refused to budge until the first son handed over a trove of financial docs and sat for a videotaped deposition which was supposed to take place at the Arkansas office of her Donald Trump-supporting attorney, Clinton Lancaster.
The recovering drug addict switched the venue to the Stephens Building, which was teeming with Secret Service agents as his five-vehicle motorcade pulled in via a private parking garage.
Roberts, a former DC bottle girl who once worked as Hunter’s PA, drove in unnoticed about five minutes later. She was deposed at the same high-rise office for seven hours on Wednesday, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
The face-to-face showdown comes after Roberts petitioned circuit court judge Holly Meyer to toss Hunter in jail for six months for failing to come clean about his wealth. Meyer is yet to rule on the contempt accusation.
In round one of their four-year suit Hunter claimed he was ‘unemployed and had no monthly income’ despite living in a $12,000-per-month Hollywood rental and driving a Porsche.
But when ordered to produce his financial records he repeatedly failed to do so before agreeing a 2019 settlement that has seen him pay Roberts more than $750,000 to date.
Despite already facing congressional and federal probes into his financial affairs, Hunter unexpectedly reopened the case last September, claiming he had suffered ‘a substantial material change’ in his income.
Roberts refused to buckle and raised the stakes by petitioning the court to officially rename her daughter Navy Joan Biden to ‘benefit from carrying the Biden Family name.’
Her discovery request covers everything from Hunter’s business deals in Ukraine and China to the names of the mystery art lovers who have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for his beginner paintings.
In his own filings, Hunter has opposed Navy Joan becoming a Biden, insisting he wants a ‘peaceful existence’ for her, free of the political scrutiny associated with his family dynasty.