Written By Elizabeth Rosner and Tamar Lapin | January 21, 2020 | 10:09pm
URL of the original posting site: https://pagesix.com/2020/01/21/hunter-biden-must-appear-in-court-after-missing-deadline-in-child-support-case/
The son of former Vice President Joe Biden missed the Jan. 16 deadline to provide discovery, including financial disclosures, in the case brought by a former stripper with whom he has a 17-month-old, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Lawyers for 28-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts — who, as The Post exclusively revealed in November, was a stripper at a Washington, DC, club Biden once frequented — said he failed to submit a slew of discovery materials, including his phone number, address and the address of his 32-year-old wife Melissa Cohen Biden, with whom he is expecting his fifth child.
He also allegedly didn’t hand in a copy of his 2017 and 2018 tax returns, a list of the companies he owns, a list of all his sources of income and other financial documents.
Biden, 49, must come to Independence County Circuit Court on Jan. 29 and “show cause, if any exists, as to why he should not be held in contempt for any of the alleged violations of this court’s orders,” Judge Holly Meyer ordered. Biden has missed two previous court dates.
Earlier this month, the judge officially deemed Biden “the biological and legal father,” of Roberts’ baby and ordered for him to be officially recorded as the dad on the kid’s birth certificate. Biden initially denied paternity in the case until a DNA test proved he was the baby’s dad, according to court papers. The parents are now sparring over child support.
“The defendant continues to act as though he has no respect for this court and its orders … or the needs of his child for support,” Ronberts’ attorneys wrote.
The judge has granted a request for a protective order by Biden’s attorney that would keep their client’s financial situation under wraps. Biden’s lawyer, Brett Langdon, didn’t immediately respond to an email, but previously told The Post that he does not comment on pending cases.