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The mother of Hunter Biden’s out-of-wedlock daughter has come to the first son’s defense as it appears their once-bitter child support case has been resolved.
Writing in the UK’s Daily Mail, Lunden Alexis Roberts, the mother of Hunter’s daughter Navy Joan Roberts, not only defended the girl’s father but asked the public to give him some privacy while he gets to know her.
“Yes, he’s led a privileged life, but Hunter has also lived in the public eye with political opponents who seize upon his mistakes and use his addiction against him,” Roberts wrote.
“Honestly, I’ve had a taste of that myself but the hurtful things that have been written about me are nothing in comparison to how Hunter has been portrayed.”
“One day soon Navy Joan is going to be old enough to search the internet seeing the countless newspaper articles dedicated to her father’s transgressions and I cannot fathom how she may feel,” Roberts added.
“I’ve seen what addiction can do to people and I think it’s cruel that Hunter has had to go through recovery with a target on his back.”
The Daily Caller noted further:
Lunden Roberts and Hunter Biden resolved their child support dispute in late June and the Biden family finally acknowledged Navy Joan the following month. The new child support agreement resulted in Hunter Biden’s payments being reduced from $20,000 per month to a redacted amount.
Hunter Biden gave his daughter some of his art works and he paid Lunden Roberts’ legal fees. Roberts unsuccessfully sought to give her daughter the Biden last name as part of the child support dispute.
“Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter, preserving her privacy as much as possible going forward. This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy,” Joe and Jill Biden said in a statement in July.
“Naturally, she adores her dad and loves his colorful artwork. More importantly she adores building the bond that they are creating,” Roberts wrote.
“I ask that people respect their privacy so that this treasured bond can continue to flourish,” she noted further.
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This summer, a source told People Magazine that the child support dispute between the two parents dictated how the relationship has been up to that point.
“You have to remember there were some fairly contentious legal proceedings between Navy’s parents happening until just a few weeks ago. As grandparents, the Bidens are following Hunter’s lead,” the source said. “They are — and have been — giving Hunter and Lunden the space and time to figure things out.”
“Thousands of families have faced similar circumstances, working it out in private, versus the spotlight,” the source said. “At the center is a 4-year-old girl and everyone wants what is best for her, including all of her grandparents.”
According to reports, Hunter refused to respond to Roberts during the first three months of her pregnancy. She contacted an attorney after Hunter removed her and the child from his health insurance plan.
She began a child support lawsuit in May 2019. Hunter denied the child was his until Roberts forced him to take a paternity test to prove he was her father.
Also over the summer, a sweetheart plea deal for Hunter fell apart when the federal judge overseeing the case voiced “concerns” about the parties linking the tax plea agreement to a deal for a felony gun charge.
“Judge Maryellen Noreika did not accept the plea agreement, questioning the constitutionality–specifically the diversion clause and the immunity Hunter Biden would receive. The judge pressed federal prosecutors on the investigation and questioned whether there was the possibility for future charges, and asked prosecutors if Hunter Biden was currently under active investigation. Prosecutors said he was, but would not answer specifically what the president’s son is under investigation for,” Fox News reported.