Hunter Biden is hoping to keep his financial situation under wraps as he responds to legal claims that he’s cheated an ex-stripper out of support and health care costs for their baby, a report said.
Biden filed a request to seal all financial records in the paternity case in Arkansas this week, the Daily Mail reported.
Biden’s lawyers argue that media organizations have been covering the case, and that the likelihood his personal financial records could “be used in an inappropriate or malicious manner for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with these proceedings is exceedingly high and should not be tolerated by the court,” according to the records obtained by the Mail.
“Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the parties involved in this matter, it is in the interest of justice and necessary for a Protective Order to be in place,” the court papers state.
The filing also notes that Biden, a resident of California, has been unemployed since May 2019 and has significant debts since his divorce in 2017.
Biden, through his lawyers, also requested the postponement of a scheduled Dec. 2 hearing in the case so that he’ll be able to work further with his accountants before the next hearing.
Lunden Alexis Roberts brought the suit against Biden after the former vice president’s son impregnated her, and then allegedly refused to pay for child support for their baby.