A Hollywood lawyer who represented the creators of “South Park” and even won a Tony Award as co-producer of “The Book of Mormon” reportedly paid off Hunter Biden’s $2 million delinquent tax bill.
Kevin Morris, an entertainment attorney, paid off the president’s son’s past taxes “totaling over $2 million — more than twice what was previously reported, a source familiar with conversations between the two told” the New York Post.
“Morris, whom Hunter Biden’s friends call his latest ‘sugar brother,’ has also been funding the 52-year-old’s lifestyle in Los Angeles — including his rent and living expenses, the source said. The attorney has also been advising the president’s son on how to structure his art sales, according to the source,” the Post reported.
According to the report, Biden secured a loan to pay his 2021 bill to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is investigating him. The inquiry was opened in 2018 and includes possible tax fraud, money laundering, and violations of lobbying laws amid reports that he may have cashed in on his famous name and used political leverage connected to his father.
But paying off his debt may help save Biden. “His up-to-date tax bill could make it more difficult for prosecutors to convict Hunter Biden and hinder their ability to win a lengthy sentence if he was convicted, the New York Times reported,” according to the Post.
Morris worked for a Los Angeles firm that has represented top celebrities like actors Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Liam Hemsworth, and comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock.
“The attorney known for crafting the $550 million licensing deal for the creators of South Park and who later won a Tony award as a co-producer of the hit musical ‘Book of Mormon,’ is now crafting a legal and media strategy for Hunter Biden, his office confirmed when reached this week,” CBS News reported.
“Entering the bruising political fight is an unusual move for Morris, who has long been a maverick in Hollywood. Morris founded a law firm that represented a cast of A-list stars and then began writing fiction and producing documentaries. He also subsequently helped negotiate another ‘South Park’ deal, this one worth a reported $900 million, with MTV Entertainment Studios, which is part of the CBS News’ parent company Paramount,” CBS reported.
Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.