This week, Hunter Biden was scheduled to appear in Arkansas twice regarding his ongoing child support case.
But at the last minute, Biden went rogue and attempted to use the threat of the coronavirus disease — and his wife’s pregnancy — as an excuse for not showing up to a deposition, the Washington Examiner reported.
Hunter behaving badly
Earlier this week, Fox News reported the attorneys for Biden’s baby’s mother, Lunden Alexis Roberts, had filed a motion to have Hunter held in contempt.
The younger Biden has refused to obey the court order to turn over his financial information so child support can be established. It is widely believed that he is doing this to prevent his financial information from being used against his father in the upcoming presidential election.
The last move by his attorneys would seem to lend significant credence to that argument.
Biden was ordered to appear for a deposition on Wednesday, but his lawyers told the judge he is “unavailable to attend due to his wife’s due date in [two] and a half weeks or less and risks involved with travel,” according to court filings.
“It is unsafe for the Defendant to travel, as travel restrictions have been implemented both domestically and internationally, particularly on airlines, due to the Coronavirus,” Biden’s statement added.
It went on: “Setting aside personal endangerment, Defendant reasonably believes that such travel unnecessarily exposes his wife and unborn child to this virus. California, in particular, has been the site of numerous reported cases of exposure.”
Of course, Biden has the resources to fly privately if need be, as he is currently reportedly living in a $12,000 per month home and driving around in a Porsche believed to be worth more than $120,000. Still, his lawyers maintain travel would be “unsafe” for Hunter.
It looks like the coronavirus panic could not have come along at a better time for Hunter Biden.
Still, Independence County Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer did not take kindly to Biden’s excuses or the request for a nine-month continuance, calling it “duplicitous” in a scathing response on Wednesday. The judge said Biden has been given “considerable leniency regarding continuances and delay,” according to Fox News.
“The best interest of the child that is at the center of this matter is served by a swift and timely adjudication.” Meyer added, according to FOx. “The defendant’s attempts to delay this case are mounting such that one begins to see a pattern of delay.”