Hunter Biden Sues Fox News Over Mock Trial Series

Hunter Biden sued Fox News over its streaming service’s mock trial series, which featured sexually explicit images of the president’s son.

The Trial of Hunter Biden was a fictional trial based on Biden’s legal troubles and, until recently, appeared on the Fox Nation subscription service.

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But following legal threats from Hunter Biden’s attorneys, Fox removed the series in April.

In its lawsuit in New York Supreme Court, Biden’s attorneys argue that the series continues to be available on third party streaming platforms and that promotional reels and clips remain.

Biden’s attorneys are not suing Fox News for defamation, but for violations of the state’s civil rights law, restricting the nonconsensual disclosure of sexually explicit images and videos, or “revenge porn.” The lawsuit also claims intentional infliction of emotional distress and unjust enrichment.

“The unlawful publication and dissemination of the Intimate Images by Fox was not made for a legitimate public purpose, where the miniseries featuring a mock trial is not accurately reporting on newsworthy events but rather, is a fictionalized trial of a nonexistent case against Mr. Biden, produced for entertainment purposes,” the lawsuit stated.

Read the Hunter Biden lawsuit against Fox News.

A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement, “This entirely politically motivated lawsuit is devoid of merit. The core complaint stems from a 2022 streaming program that Mr. Biden did not complain about until sending a letter in late April 2024. The program was removed within days of the letter, in an abundance of caution, but Hunter Biden is a public figure who has been the subject of multiple investigations and is now a convicted felon. Consistent with the First Amendment, Fox News has accurately covered the newsworthy events of Mr. Biden’s own making, and we look forward to vindicating our rights in court.”

The lawsuit seeks “an order directing Defendants to take down, remove and delete any publication of an Intimate Image of Mr. Biden and to permanently destroy any Intimate Image of Mr. Biden in their
possession, custody, or control,” as well as profits from The Trial of Hunter Biden, among other things.

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