Hunter Biden still denies infamous laptop is his but says he was ’embarrassed’ by its photos of him using drugs and partying nude
Hunter Biden continues to deny that the infamous abandoned laptop is actually his, though he admits he is embarrassed by its contents, newly published excerpts from his statement in a civil suit reveal.
Parts of the statement are contained in a motion filed Thursday by computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac in court in Delaware, as part of counterclaims between Mac Isaac and the president’s son.
Mac Isaac is suing Hunter for libel, over his claim that the laptop he sent in for repair in April 2019 is not his, or was hacked or stolen, while Hunter is countering Mac Isaac for invasion of privacy.
In their request to dismiss Hunter’s action, Mac Isaac’s lawyers write that Hunter’s “confused and dishonest answers prove fatal to all the facts advanced in his counterclaims,” the court said. New York Post.
In the statement, Hunter refused to admit that he visited The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Delaware twice in April 2019, despite Mac Isaac providing evidence that he signed a work order and shared his contact information.
Hunter Biden (seen Thursday) continues to deny that the infamous abandoned laptop is actually his, though he admits he is embarrassed by its contents, court documents show
John Paul Mac Isaac, the legally blind eyewitness in the laptop saga, is suing Hunter for libel over his claim that the laptop he sent in for repair in April 2019 is not his
Still, Hunter claimed in his statement that he was “embarrassed” by the publication of material from the laptop that would be “deeply offensive to any reasonable person,” according to the Post.
Mac Isaac’s attorneys argued that much of the laptop material that would most offend a reasonable person “was shared voluntarily by (Hunter) Biden with others through the ‘Pornhub’ website.”
Information from the laptop revealed that Hunter uploaded homemade pornographic videos to Pornhub under the alias “Harper,” though he took care not to show his face, DailyMail.com previously reported.
“The use of the ‘reasonable person’ standard should clearly not apply to Biden,” Mac Isaac’s lawyers wrote. “It seems that what would embarrass a reasonable person does not embarrass Biden.”
Hunter refused to acknowledge in the statement that the laptop belonged to him, flatly denying this or saying he did not remember it, the filing said.
In addition to lurid content related to Hunter’s sex life and admitted drug addiction, the laptop also contained information about his foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China while his father was vice president.
These foreign business transactions are being investigated by Special Counsel David Weiss, and are also the focus of investigations launched by House Republicans in Congress.
Mac Isaac’s long-standing claim is that Hunter delivered the laptop on April 12, 2019 and never returned, despite numerous emails and phone messages.
The repairman says he took possession of the laptop under the terms of the repair agreement and contacted the FBI after finding material on the device that he suspected could be evidence of illegal activity.
The factual dispute is complicated by the fact that Mac Isaac is legally blind and cannot identify Hunter by sight as the person who delivered the laptop – although the repairman says the signed work order is proof of his customer’s identity.
Hunter claimed in his statement that he was “embarrassed” by the publication of material on the laptop, but still refused to admit that the laptop belonged to him.
In addition to lurid content related to Hunter’s sex life and admitted drug addiction, the laptop also contained information about his foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China.
In congressional testimony, IRS regulator Gary Shapley said the FBI verified the authenticity of the laptop back in November 2019 by matching the device ID to Hunter’s iCloud account.
In addition, Hunter faced new legal troubles in his criminal case this week after prosecutors said in a lawsuit Wednesday that they will file charges in his tax and guns case before Sept. 29.
The president’s son had reached an agreement that would have allowed him to avoid trial on gun charges if he complied with parole conditions for 24 months.
But now charges that could land him up to 10 years in prison appear to be back on the table, according to a filing signed Wednesday by Special Counsel David Weiss.
“The Speedy Trial Act requires the government to recover the indictment from a grand jury no earlier than Friday, September 29, 2023,” the filing reads.
“The government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date,” added Special Prosecutor David Weiss, who was appointed to the role in August by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
In July, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected a proposed plea deal that would have resolved the tax and weapons charges, raising concerns about its legality and the broad immunity it offered Hunter.