Hunter Biden reportedly reached a settlement to end child support dispute with Arkansas mother

June 22, 2023
Ben Marquis

It was announced on Tuesday that a deal had been reached with federal prosecutors for Hunter Biden to plead guilty and, essentially, receive a slap on the wrist for a pair of misdemeanor tax law violations and a felony gun charge related to his admitted illicit drug use.

On that same day, it was also reported that Hunter Biden had quietly reached a settlement to end his child support dispute with Lunden Roberts, the mother of his largely unacknowledged four-year-old daughter, Navy Joan, the Daily Wire reported.

Biden had an affair with Roberts in 2018 when she worked as a stripper in Washington D.C. but had to be sued and compelled to submit to a court-ordered DNA test in 2019 that proved he was the father of Roberts' daughter, and they have been wrangling in Arkansas court ever since about the $20,000 per month child support payments he was ordered to pay.

Terms of reported settlement yet to be finalized or confirmed

According to the New York Post, an unnamed source described as "close to the first son" told the outlet that a settlement had been privately reached last week, when Roberts showed up to a deposition for Biden in Little Rock, that included slashing the $20,000 per month child support payments down to just $5,000 per month.

Roberts' attorney, Clinton Lancaster, acknowledged to the Post that a settlement had been reached but declined to confirm if the child support payments had truly been cut by 75 percent to $5,000, and also suggested that the final terms of the agreement were still being worked out.

"The case is sealed, and these are financial terms that should never be disclosed," the attorney said as he also warned that any leaks of the details could scuttle the whole arrangement and result in Biden being compelled to return to an Arkansas courtroom to face previously threatened consequences from the judge overseeing the dispute -- including being held in contempt or even jailed for failing to turn over all of his financial information as ordered.

Lancaster told the Post, "It was significant that Lunden was there" at Hunter’s deposition, and noted, "I believe that settlement is important to Hunter Biden [but] we have concerns that Hunter would use [the settlement] as a means to promote some agenda of his … There’s always more that goes on in settlement negotiations than people realize."

Bidens have yet to acknowledge granddaughter

"Lunden is a great mom and little Navy is going be fine. The kid has lots of love on the maternal side of the family in Batesville. They are a very, very close family. They adore her and are always going to support her," the attorney continued. "But I think everybody is disappointed that there’s not more contact [with the Biden family]."

"It’s not lost on anybody that Jill Biden wrote a children’s book and [dedicated it] to her grandchildren. She could have kept it at that, but she named every child except Navy," Lancaster added. "They hung stockings for the dog at Christmas but not for Navy. That is one of the saddest things."

Indeed, neither President Joe Biden nor first lady Jill Biden has ever publicly acknowledged their son Hunter's young daughter in Arkansas, despite countless opportunities to do so.

Awfully coincidental timing

The Washington Free Beacon reported that no paperwork has been filed yet in the Arkansas court system to confirm the reported settlement, and the timing of this purported agreement is quite interesting for multiple reasons.

First and most directly, if the child support dispute truly is settled, that will spare Biden from having to reveal all of his financial information in the discovery process or at a trial that was scheduled to take place in late July.

It is also striking that this reported settlement was revealed on the same day that Biden largely escaped any real accountability in what had been a years-long federal investigation into an assortment of alleged crimes that now appears to have been concluded with a decidedly "sweetheart deal" for the president's son.

Per a press release from the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office, Biden pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to pay income taxes, which could result in up to a year in prison and a fine for each count, and will enter into a pre-trial diversion agreement on a felony gun charge that normally is punished with up to 10 years in prison plus a fine -- but reportedly will only receive probation for the tax crimes and avoid jail for the gun charge if he stays out of trouble.

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