Hunter Biden reportedly owes ex-wife millions, expected to testify in gun trial


Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, owes more than $1.7 million in spousal support, legal fees, and interest to his ex-wife since their 2017 divorce, as revealed by documents shared with Axios.

Kathleen Buhle, Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, is slated to testify in his gun case beginning Monday and during his Sept. 5 tax case.

According to a January 2021 court ruling, Hunter Biden violated the terms of their divorce agreement, which stipulated he was to pay Buhle $37,000 a month plus 50% of any income exceeding $875,000 annually.

Court records reveal Hunter Biden failed to pay the agreed-upon annual spousal support after earning $2.4 million in 2017 and $2.1 million in 2018. Consequently, he was ordered to pay her $1.1 million plus 6% interest.

Additionally, Hunter Biden largely neglected to pay Buhle her monthly alimony after she filed a civil suit against him in 2018, further increasing his debt. His attorneys claimed he wanted to pay his ex-wife but lacked the funds amid his struggle with drug addiction.

In June 2020, the court criticized Hunter Biden for attempting to delay a resolution “for as long as possible” after he failed to pay a court-mandated $259,000 plus interest by April. That July, Hunter Biden’s legal team suggested that Buhle was blackmailing him with the threat of embarrassing his father’s presidential campaign.

“It is likely hoped that there will be some financial intervention, funded by some third-party, to help Mr. Biden with these obligations, in an effort to avoid the anticipated embarrassment to his father’s presidential campaign,” Hunter Biden’s lawyer Sarah Mancinelli wrote in July 2020.

“There will be no intervention satisfying Mr. Biden’s obligations,” she added.

Wendy Schwartz, Buhle’s attorney, claims that Hunter owes Buhle more than $2.9 million.

“Ms. Buhle previously told this court that the expense and emotional toll this has had on her is enormous and appears to be never-ending. Those feelings have not changed,” Schwartz wrote in an April 2023 court filing.

Hunter Biden is facing federal tax charges in California in addition to his gun case, which accuses him of lying about his drug use when purchasing a firearm.

Ross O'Keefe
Ross O'Keefe
Breaking News Reporter. Ross pitches and writes polished quick-hit pieces about a variety of subjects with a focus on politics. He graduated from the University of Maryland's Phillip Merrill College of Journalism in 2023.

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