According to court papers filed on Wednesday, there is a DNA test that shows Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman.
Lunden Alexis Roberts, the child’s mother, said that the test established Biden’s paternity with “scientific certainty.” This was revealed in a motion posted online by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Hunter Biden is the son of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. He has denied having had sex with Roberts and agreed to the test last month in a bid to prove he didn’t father her unidentified child.
Biden is “not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process,” according to Roberts’ filing in Arkansas’ Independence County Circuit Court.
Roberts’ child was born in August 2018 at the same time Hunter was in a relationship with Hallie Biden. She is the widow of his late older brother Beau, who died of brain cancer in 2015.
The former in-laws began dating in 2017 but broke up in April of 2018.
Roberts filed her paternity suit in May, about two weeks after Hunter, 49, married Melissa Cohen, 33, following a fast-paced, six-day romance.
Hunter is currently in the spotlight of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, based on allegations that Trump withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to try to force an investigation of his reported $50,000-a-month job with the Burisma natural gas company.
Republican leaders in D.C. want him to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, but Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) rejected that request earlier this month.
Hunter has a history of drug and alcohol problems that got him booted from the US Navy Reserve for cocaine use in 2014 and sent him to rehab several times.
Roberts seeks to have the name, date of birth and “all other identifying information” of her child – who’s called “Baby Doe” – sealed from the public when the court issues a paternity order.
Roberts’ filing notes that “members of the Biden family either are protected or eligible to be protected by the United States Secret Service as a direct result of Joe Biden’s political status” and that “Baby Doe’s paternity could put the child and those close to the child at risk of harm.”
A related motion seeks more than $11,000 in attorney’s fees and court costs from Hunter.