(Headline USA) Hunter Biden could be forced to reveal the identities of the people who have bought his art thanks to an ongoing child support case.
Lunden Roberts, 31, the mother of a 4-year-old daughter whom Biden fathered, filed a lawsuit against the First Son last year for failing to support his daughter. Biden appealed to an Independence County, Arkansas, court in September 2022, claiming a “substantial material change” in his “financial circumstances.”
Roberts, however, demanded in a recent filing that Biden provide “detailed information” about his financial situation, including his recent endeavors in the art business.
“The plaintiff asked for detailed information about the defendant’s works of ‘art’ and the purchasers of the same,” Clinton Lancaster, Roberts’ attorney, wrote in a Dec. 27, 2022, court filing.
If the court upholds Roberts’s request, Biden could be forced to reveal who he’s sold paintings to.
“Even though the defendant has been the subject of articles by the New York Times regarding his ‘art,’ President Biden’s administration has taken measures to shield the White House from the buyers of the defendant’s ‘art,’ and the defendant was seen in New York City as recently as a few months ago showing and selling his ‘art,’ the defendant has refused to provide any information about his ‘art’ or the income derived from it,” Lancaster continued.
Biden’s paintings have sold for as much as $500,000 apiece, according to reports. In one exchange, Biden received at least $375,000 for five prints displayed at a Hollywood art show in 2021.
Hunter Biden’s art dealings have raised eyebrows among government ethics watchdogs, who worry that those seeking access to his father, President Joe Biden, might try to buy it from him.
“The whole thing is a really bad idea,” Richard Painter, chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, told the Washington Post.
“The initial reaction a lot of people are going to have is that he’s capitalizing on being the son of a president and wants people to give him a lot of money. I mean, those are awfully high prices.”