Joe Biden's recently married son Hunter Biden has been named in a paternity lawsuit from an Arkansas woman who claims he is the father of her infant son, according to a report from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Lawyers for Lunden Alexis Roberts say they've thus far been unable to serve Hunter Biden with papers but have been in contact with his representatives. Roberts, who says she was in a relationship with Biden, is asking the court to establish that Hunter Biden is the child's biological father and order him to begin paying child support, according to the report.
Lunden Alexis Roberts filed a petition for paternity and child support against Robert Hunter Biden in Independence County on May 28, days after Hunter Biden reportedly married another woman in California.
The two-page suit states that Roberts and Hunter Biden "were in a relationship" and that "Baby Doe" was born in August 2018 "as a result of that relationship." [...]
Roberts is asking the court to establish that Hunter Biden, 49, is the baby’s biological father, award her child support and require him to provide health insurance for the infant; out-of-pocket health care expenses would be evenly divided, according to the filing. The mother is also seeking fees, costs and "all other just and proper relief."
Requests for comment by the paper to both Hunter Biden and his father's presidential campaign were unanswered. Roberts's lawyers say she attempted to handle the situation privately and does not want the "parenting and child support issue between her and Mr. Biden" to create a "media spectacle."
"She really does not want this to be a media spectacle. She does not want this to affect Joe Biden’s campaign. She just wants this baby to get financial support from the baby’s father," the lawyer said.
The lawsuit comes just a week after Biden secretly married a South African woman just days after they met. Biden and his previous wife got divorced in 2017 after being separated for more than a year. She accused Biden of "spending extravagantly" on "drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations."
Biden more recently was in a relationship with the widow of his deceased brother Beau Biden. The two reportedly split earlier this year.