An Arkansas judge has ordered Hunter Biden to appear in person in July to face possible contempt charges and potentially prison time for hiding his money in a child support fight against the mother of one of his children.
On Monday (June 5), Judge Holly Lodge Meyer, who is presiding over Hunter Biden’s child support case in Arkansas, ordered President Joe Biden’s son to appear at the Independence County Courthouse in Batesville on July 10 to explain “why he should not be held in contempt” in the child support case brought by Lunden Alexis Roberts, the mother of Hunter Biden’s child.
Lawyers for Roberts argued Biden was in contempt after refusing to hand over information about his finances as the Judge had ordered in May.
The Judge said Roberts’ lawyers would seek, and she would consider, “punishment or sanctions” for Hunter Biden, including “incarceration” for civil contempt” of up to six months pending the defendant’s full response to discovery in addition to up to six months in prison for criminal contempt.
Meyer notified Hunter “that his ‘ability to pay’ is or may become a critical issue in the contempt proceeding,” adding that he’ll be able to answer questions at that time.
The Judge added that the court expressly finds that he has the ability to pay.
Biden’s daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, 4, was born in Arkansas in August 2018.
The child was born while Hunter was in a relationship with Hallie Biden, the widow of his late brother Beau Biden. Biden initially denied paternity and any memory of meeting Robert’s at the Mpire strip club in Washington, D.C., but in January 2020, the Judge said that the court found that the DNA tests showed “scientific certainty” that Hunter is the child’s father.