Hunter Biden's Lawyer Warns Fox News of Potential Lawsuit

Controversial series blurs lines between fact and fiction.

by Nouman Rasool
Hunter Biden's Lawyer Warns Fox News of Potential Lawsuit
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Hunter Biden, through his legal representatives, has issued a stern warning to Fox News, demanding the removal of se---lly explicit content involving him from their platforms and threatening potential legal action. In a letter addressed to the media giant, Biden's attorney, Tina Glandian of the firm Geragos & Geragos, outlined several key demands, including the retraction of claims suggesting the Biden family received bribes from a Ukrainian oligarch.

This coverage largely stems from statements made by Alexander Smirnov, a supposed FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence, who has recently faced charges from the Justice Department for falsification. Central to the dispute is the fictional series on Fox Nation, "The Trial of Hunter Biden," which showcases a hypothetical court case against the president's son, using a blend of real and fake elements from emails to purported images of Biden.

The lawyers also argue that the series, which is extremely one-sided, does blur the lines between fact and fiction in a way that paints Biden in a false light, causing him serious reputational harm.

Letter Criticizes Fox

The 14-page letter, which was made public by The Washington Post, was delivered on April 23 with a compliance deadline set for April 26.

As of the last update, Fox News had not formally responded. The letter criticizes the series for its narrative choices, claiming it intentionally twists real information and invents scenarios to enhance its entertainment value, at the expense of factual integrity.

Moreover, the legal team has raised serious privacy concerns over the non-consensual use of intimate images of Biden, which they claim are protected under revenge porn laws prevalent in many states. These images, along with certain emails, reportedly originate from a laptop Biden allegedly left at a Delaware repair shop in 2019, a claim he has neither confirmed nor denied, citing possible memory lapses due to past substance addiction issues.

In her letter, Glandian underscores that the misuse of such images to harass or humiliate Biden is not only morally reprehensible but also illegal under New York’s Civil Rights laws, potentially entitling Biden to compensatory and punitive damages, as well as injunctive relief.

These suits are coming just as Hunter Biden is facing federal trials on taxes and firearm possession and against the backdrop of the ongoing reelection campaign of President Joe Biden. This is just the latest in a recent spate of lawsuits for Hunter Biden; in September, he filed suits against Rudy Giuliani and the IRS on grounds of the use of his personal data and violation of privacy, respectively.