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Paternity Test Is More Bad News for Hunter Biden

Lunden Roberts says he fathered their child
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2019 6:50 PM CST
Updated Nov 21, 2019 1:15 AM CST
Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, stands with his son Hunter during a re-enactment of the Senate oath ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is the father of the plaintiff’s child," says the motion filed by Lunden Roberts' attorneys. Hunter has denied being the child's father but submitted to a paternity test in October after Roberts sued him for child support in May. "My client has never doubted the paternity of this child, has never equivocated," says Roberts' lawyer, Clint Lancaster. "She has never wavered. She has never doubted the results."

Not much is known about their relationship, but Roberts says she was a George Washington University student when they met in the Washington, DC, area. Roberts' suit says they "were in a relationship" and the baby was born in August 2018. Hunter's love life has sparked headlines before, especially when he dated his brother's widow, Hallie Biden, from at least 2017 through early 2019, and said in June he had secretly married filmmaker Melissa Cohen after a whirlwind romance. As for Roberts, she says via her lawyer that she doesn't want "a media spectacle" or any negative influence on Joe's campaign. She just wants financial support and US Secret Service protection, BuzzFeed reports. (Read more Hunter Biden stories.)

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