Circuit Judge Holly Meyer ordered Hunter Biden to show up to a court in Arkansas to answer questions pertaining to a child support lawsuit or possibly face imprisonment on contempt charges.
The case involves the child support payments and the last name of Biden’s child by Lunden Roberts.
Roberts has demanded her daughter’s last name be changed to Biden, which Hunter Biden opposes.
Biden has also requested the $20,000 a month child support payments be reduced, but has avoided answering questions about his income.
Judge Meyer’s order states, ”The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has failed to fully answer these interrogatories and the specific defects are listed in the plaintiff’s May 18, 2023, motion for contempt. The court will hear only evidence of those defects to determine if a finding of contempt and sanctions are appropriate.”
Reporting from The Western Journal:
If he were found in contempt, the court said it would consider imposing punishments that could include: incarceration for civil contempt for up to six months until Hunter Biden completely answers the questions raised about his income; a fine and jail sentence for criminal contempt; and awarding Roberts $20,000 for attorney’s fees. Meyer said if Hunter Biden is found in contempt she would consider “[s]triking the defendant’s motion to modify support and his answer to the plaintiff’s motion to change the child’s last name to ‘Biden’ consistent with the court’s long-standing ability to refuse to hear a party when he is in contempt for disobeying its order.”