Former drug addict Hunter revealed the shocking revelation in his forthcoming memoir, Beautiful Things. The book is set to be released this week and it appears Hunter didn’t hold back much.
In book excerpts obtained by outlets, Hunter dives into the scandal that rocked his world before his father became President. Back in 2019, Hunter was sued by a woman named Lunden Roberts for paternity and child support.
Hunter says he only had a brief fling with Roberts which he can’t even recall. At the time, he was still in a relationship with his late brother Beau’s widow Hallie.
In the lawsuit, Roberts said her baby was born in August 2018 and she wanted Hunter to provide monthly support. Hunter responded to the suit denying the kid was his and demanded a DNA test. The court ordered him to submit to a test. The results came back showing he was indeed the father to the child.
The two fought it out in court for several months over child support and custody. Eventually, Hunter agreed to pay the former stripper a confidential settlement that covers support for the kid.
In his book, Hunter detailed the situation and said he had no memory of ever being with Lunden. He wrote, “It's why I would later challenge in court the woman in Arkansas who had a baby in 2018 and claimed the child was mine. I had no recollection of our encounter. That's how little connection I had with anyone. I was a mess, but a mess I've taken responsibility for.”
Hunter said his drug addiction led to him sleeping with countless women. He said the women he was picking were “hardly the dating type.”
He said, “We would satisfy our immediate needs and little else. I'm not proud of it.”
In the bombshell memoir, Hunter details his former love for crack and alcohol. He is currently sober after years of struggling with substance abuse. His lowest point included having guns pointed at his face and chugging bottles of vodka to avoid shaking. Things got so bad, Joe had to stage an intervention to get his son into a rehab facility.
Beautiful Things will be released Tuesday.