Did Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, have a secret Ashley Madison account?

Joe Biden’s younger son from his first marriage, Hunter Biden, has gotten caught up in the Ashley Madison Hack. Maybe. Breitbart.com broke the story and they have the screenshots to prove it – go here to see. While the email account is connected to someone going by Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter’s full name), the birthday is off by a decade. When Brietbart and other outlets asked Hunter for a comment, he said this was the first time he’s ever heard of it. He denied it, flat-out:

Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden says the profile that uses his email address on the hacked “cheating” website Ashley Madison does not belong to him.

“I am certain that the account in question is not mine,” Hunter Biden said in a statement provided to ABC News. “This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge.”

Hunter Biden, 45, says he first learned about the account registered to his name “from the media” and that he no longer uses the email address that was linked to the profile after he became aware that the address may have been compromised.

“This is, unfortunately, not the first time that someone has used my name and identity to try to discredit me,” the married father of three said in the statement. “From my understanding through press accounts, it is very easy to set up an account without someone’s knowledge as there is no requirement that an email address be verified and I am certain that is what happened in this case,” the vice president’s son continued.

A screenshot of the account profile taken by Breitbart shows that whoever created the profile under Biden’s name got a key detail wrong: Biden’s birthday.

His birth date listed on the account is off by 10 years. The profile lists Biden’s birth date as Feb. 4, 1980, but his actual birth date is Feb. 4, 1970.

[From ABC News]

I want to believe that the vice president’s son isn’t stupid enough to have an Ashley Madison account. I want to believe that someone is just trying to make the Bidens look bad. The only part of this story that makes me doubt Hunter Biden in the slightest is that the credit card used to set up the Ashley Madison account was in the name of Robert Biden. Hm. Plus, this isn’t the first time Hunter has been caught up in some kind of scandal – he was discharged from the Navy in 2013 after testing positive for cocaine. What do you think? Do you think he had an Ashley Madison account and purposefully put some wrong information in his profile, or did one of his political enemies just set up this account to make him look bad?

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  1. Dibba says:

    I think it is his account. He put in false data for plausible deniability.

    • vilebody says:

      Or, as Tanya below said, he did it to get younger women.

    • Esmom says:

      If he wanted plausible deniability, wouldn’t it be better to register under a completely false identity? I would think if he wanted to keep this on the down low, he wouldn’t use his name/personal info at all.

      • KD says:

        Yeah, he’d use a different name and a credit card in that name.

        From what I’ve heard from my geeky friends it’s very possible to bullshit your way into getting an account using a prepaid card in any name you what. I don’t know how its done, but if someone wanted to sabotage H.Biden I’m sure they’d figure out a way, and did.

      • Mrs Odie says:

        I think it’s arrogance that causes them to use their real names. They figure no one will ever know, and if they find out, they’ll be able to get out of it.

    • Janet R says:

      I don’t give a rat’s patoot one way or the other because he has never been in my face preaching

    • (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:


      Yep. And to attract younger women.

    • kcarp says:

      How would someone know setting this account up a couple of years ago that the site would be hacked and the data released? This is far fetched to be a plot to discredit this guy. Most people don’t even know who he is so why would it matter?

      He wanted to pick up younger girls that is why his birthday was off.

      He sounds pretty lame in his denials, but then again what do I care? He isn’t telling me that gay people being married is destroying the sanctity.

  2. j. says:

    Do you have to have a credit card to create an account? I was under the impression only an email address was required and then you bought credits to send messages.

    • Sam says:

      You didn’t need a credit card to access the site – anybody could use any email for that. However, paying members got access to “premium” services” that you needed to pay for.

    • Dani says:

      The website is totally 100% free for women – they can message, chat etc., and initially free for men to browse but in order to message or read messages they need to buy credits. Which is probably why no women have been exposed because there are no personal details listed, unless one is dumb enough to list them.

  3. mia girl says:

    Magic Eight Ball Says…
    Outlook not so good

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. Indeed.

    • Jan says:

      haha. agreed. why not just say, “the account in question is not mine.” but, instead he has to say, “i’m certain that…” a bit too much denial. agreed with above comments though – he’s not preaching so he’s not being hypocritical

  4. snowflake says:

    I think he lied about his age, but its his account.

  5. MG says:

    Credit card is in his name…so I’d say yes, he had an account. All these denials are so lame. Just admit it and move on.

    • Ava-L says:

      Probably a spam-bot or someone who just wanted to burn him wouldn’t know his month and day of birth, as well as have access to his credit card. As for the year of his birth, probably the majority of people on online “dating” websites lie about their age.

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        Exactly MG . Not to mention If it was his credit card he would have noticed the charge at some point and would have proof that he disputed the charge. And we wouldn’t be discussing was it or wasn’t it. Why is it so hard to believe a well known guy would be stupid enough to put his info or CC on a site ? Why because he’s Joe B son? No. He got kicked out of the military for cocaine and trust me everyone in the military is well aware of random drug tests ( they get told with no warning and have to report right away to where ever they are holding the tests to pee in a cup and this happens often – my husband is military ) so yeah It appears he would be stupid enough. It’s called entitlement and not believing you will be caught. For example think about how many military addresses were used on the site? Adultery is a punishable offense in the military ( I’ve seen it first hand ) and people still put their addresses regardless. Look at all the business addresses used and many businesses have moral clauses. So yes people regardless of who they are -really are that stupid.

  6. kri says:

    @Kaiser I think at this point, I would be shocked if man didn’t have one of these accounts,or at least has thought about it. Men are so damn dumb, they honestly believe they won’t get caught. Getting caught is the biggest sin, after all. Heavy cynicism for so soon in the day, but I’m just calling it as I see it.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I’m feeling the same way today. I have an ex female friend who had one of those accounts, so, yeah, people are terrible.

    • M.A.F. says:

      I firmly believe that cheaters always want to get to caught in the end.

  7. Tanya says:

    I want to believe him, but isn’t it just as possible that he lied about his age in order to try to snag younger eomen? It’s true that they don’t have to be verified, but if this account had a credit card attached, the billing address is there too and would be easy to verify.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s what I’m thinking, it’s certainly possible he simply lied about his age.

      I think the truth is going to be in the details – where was the billing address of the credit card? Was there info on the profile that matched him? That’s what convinced me Duggar’s account was real, all the details lined up (sending the bill to grandma’s house!).

      If he really didn’t do it and someone just used his name, that sucks he’s being dragged into it, but…we’ll see.

  8. vilebody says:

    He used his credit card with the account—it was verified to match his D.C. address. He’s guilty.

  9. Dana says:

    I don’t see why using a birth date that puts him at 10 years younger than his real age on a dating site is supposedly an argument against this being his account – people lie about their age (and height & weight) all the time on dating sites.

    I’d find that argument more believable if the birth date made him older than his real age.

    Though….I’m genuinely baffled by why anyone would enter the correct month & date of their birth on a site like this. Not to mention why they wouldn’t just use a Visa/amex gift card to pay for it.

    • QQ says:

      Exactly Dana, in my forays in Online dating/hooking up etc I always found men to be All about “looking for younger” women in extremis and doing easily provable lying about dumb shit like Height ( HELLO!! if we meet and you bullshited yourself up to 5’11 but are clearly under 5’7 that is on you when I leave!) or leaving age blank cause they have a youthful spirit or telling you only mid dinner that they are sort of in a relationship

  10. LB says:

    His explanation seems too in-depth and extensive for him to be involved (because if more proof is found, he will have a bigger hole to climb out of). But I wouldn’t put it past the son of a politician to lie, lie, lie, despite the consequences.

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m from Delaware, and I wouldn’t put it past him. He was also involved in a hushed-up financial fraud scheme about 8-10 (?) years ago. His reputation is terrible here. I don’t know if he would be stupid enough to use his own name, though.

    • Esmom says:

      I wasn’t aware of his history, ew. But yeah I think he’s had to have known it wouldn’t be smart to use his own name on this site.

    • lisa says:

      omg gnat me too! hunter has always been shady as get out, id be shocked if he wasnt cheating on his wife

      gnat let me know when the DE feel the bern train leaves the station!

      edited to add im not surprised at all, he’s super arrogant since he’s been riding his fathers coattails forever and no matter how he messes up, assumes it will always work out for him

  12. K says:

    I’m sure it’s his and I also don’t care. He isn’t a public figure he isn’t going around preaching about a way to live life or try to deny people civil rights based on a sanctity of an institution he clearly doesn’t value. This is by no means a reflection of father. Does it make hunter a garbage husband? Yes. Am I glad his wife knows what a loser he is now? Yep. But I feel terrible this is done so publically. Feel that way for all the spouses involved I can’t imagine what they are going through.

    I wish these idiots wouldn’t try and deny it when they have their credit card info.

    • K 2 says:

      Yeah, my feeling is that I want to know if someone is being a raging hypocrite (Josh Duggar being a superb example) or their marriage’s health or otherwise is in some way a national issue (heirs to the throne or spouses) but otherwise it’s shitty behaviour, but none of our business. The spouses don’t deserve the public humiliation, even if the cheaters may.

  13. Merritt says:

    Eh, let him deny it if he wants to. Unlike the Christian vlogger guy and Josh Duggar, Hunter is not a hateful bigot who condemns other people’s personal lives for profit.

  14. Vampi says:

    He can flap his jaw all he wants…lol!
    The Credit Card info is the proof.
    I lie about my age on sites all the time, but one thing I cannot fake is a credit card in my name.
    Busted, Biden.
    No shocker a political son would LIE, spin, dodge, deflect, whatever.. to save his dad’s possible Prez run.
    Credit card is the proof.

  15. tifzlan says:

    You know what sucks about this if it’s true? The conservative blowhards and pundits will beat this to death and smear Joe Biden and all Democrats, while conveniently ignoring or overlooking the Duggars of the world just to make a point.

    I know some conservative is going to come up in my comment and say that we at CB essentially do the same thing by focusing on Josh so much but to me, they’re not comparable at all. I am unabashedly gleeful at the downfall of the Duggars because of the hate they spread against certain segments of the population (or basically anyone who isn’t them) and actively lobby or lobbied for their societal exclusion. Hunter Biden is still scummy for signing up for the site and seeking to cheat on his partner or whatever, but at least he wasn’t issuing robocalls against the LGBTQ+ community and whatnot (as far as i’m aware).

    • doofus says:

      and that’s the main diff, as so many have said.

      all cheating is bad, yes…and makes you a bad spouse, but it’s the HYPOCRISY that bothers most people. don’t walk around judging anyone who doesn’t subscribe to your warped view of “Christianity” while simultaneously molesting your sibs and hiring hookers.

      • Teri says:

        Honestly curious, did you post a comment like this on the post about Snooki’s husband? He wasn’t sanctimonious. I just think people want to give Hunter a pass because of who his father is.

      • doofus says:

        well, Teri, if you’re so curious, why not go check?

        you can search for “doofus” on both threads. please, get back to me and tell me what you find.

        to add, I’m betting you’re not “honestly curious”…I think I know why you’re asking.

      • tifzlan says:

        I’m not giving him a pass. I literally said he’s still a POS for signing up on that website and obviously looking for ways to cheat on his partner. But i also feel bad for his wife for what she has to go through. As for the Duggars, i don’t really care that all of the sordid details are splashed out on the front pages. They’ve done enough damage lobbying for trash organizations like the FRC and judging everyone who isn’t Quiverfull, it’s schadenfreude that all of this ish about Josh is coming out.

    • korra says:

      THIS! Right here every word.

    • Other Kitty says:

      Oh, conservatives are NOT giving josh Duggar or that vlogger guy a pass. They’re all disgusting. I think Hunter Biden is lying, but he’s no worse than any man who is caught doing this.

  16. Nancy says:

    Gosh a guy can’t even have an affair anymore without being front page news! JK. Heidi Fleiss must be having a good chuckle somewhere in the dark.

  17. JudyK says:

    So disappointed…I LOVE the Bidens, especially Joe, but this so sounds like a cover-up. Birthdate is right, except for being exactly 10 years younger…such an obvious attempt to join such a site thinking something like that would cover up the shady business.

    You’re lyin’ Hunter.

    P.S.–I’m afraid this will stop Joe from running for President, and I was counting on being able to vote for him.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Hunter has been involved in much more serious scandals than this. Just google Hunter Biden financial scandal. Don’t worry, Joe will run.

    • holly hobby says:

      Oh yeah it’s him all right. Just because the son is a cheating jerk isn’t a reflection on the father. I’d vote for Joe.

      I really don’t care if Hunter has an account because he’s a private citizen and not a flaming nutbar who’s trying to change the law to benefit them.

  18. kibbles says:

    I believe it’s his account. He needs to get in line with the other 15,000 or so government employees who signed up for that site and the thousands more who are undoubtedly denying having an Ashley Madison account to their spouses. Did every credit card thief just decide to make an Ashley Madison account for fun? DC is a cesspool and we know wealthy and powerful men can’t keep it in their pants.

    Thousands of government emails implicated in Ashley Madison affair: https://www.rt.com/usa/312875-govt-emails-ashley-madison/

    • Iknowwhatboyslike says:

      He’s not a government employee. Just the son of one. And, he doesn’t live in DC. It’s only being written about because he is the Vice President’s son.

      • kibbles says:

        His father is a long-time politician and currently the VP of the US. Hunter of course has strong ties to Washington, DC. Maybe not as an official federal employee, but he has ties to the government both through family and connections. He worked in private equity in DC as well as on the board of a private Ukrainian oil company (super sketchy job in my opinion) with strong influence in DC politics; it has lobbyists and a communications firm based in DC working for the company, and it is my bet that Hunter’s job is to wield a strong hand in Washington to influence powerful people he knows because his dad is Vice President.

        In addition to those jobs, he has served as a director in the Department of Commerce, a lawyer and federal lobbyist, and was nominated by President George Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve a five-year term on the Amtrak board of directors. Most of these jobs were based in Washington and were either in government or have strong ties to influencing government. He got these jobs largely due to nepotism. If any normal person tested positive for cocaine, he would be in prison without a chance in hell of ever getting one of these positions.

  19. Margareth says:

    If he has a credit card with his name and address attached, he was obviously on AM and actively trying to hook up.

  20. perplexed says:

    Why didn’t he use a different name if he did set up an account? Although I guess people can be that dumb…

  21. Msmlnp says:

    Haha. is entering a false birthday some type of universal lame man trick? Josh Duggar did the same thing on both of his AM accts.

    Guilty, guy. Own it, make no comment, but dont deny it.

  22. Scal says:

    As others have said in other threads-I don’t care about what these guys have done. It’s a breach of privacy the same way it was when all those celebs and people had their naked pics hacked.

    We can all say we feel more comfortable with it because these guys are terrible cheaters-and that if you don’t want your Information out there don’t cheat. But it’s the same misguided argument that some people said about celebs/people that had naked pictures that bothered lots of us. ‘Don’t want your picture out there? Don’t take em’

    I fail to see how this is any different. the only difference is that these guys are cheaters and that’s not enough for me to ignore the larger issue with hacking private information.

    • Esmom says:

      Good points. The hacking is disturbing and makes me think any of us could have their private info shared/exposed at any time.

    • teacakes says:

      Exactly. Today it’s Ashley Madison, tomorrow it could be a bank or shopping website’s entire customer base. Can you imagine if someone did something like this with ebay? Or Amazon?

      I still admit I enjoy that people’s hypocrisy is being exposed a la Duggar, but in this case the guy isn’t some blowhard going around preaching ‘family values’.

    • Eden75 says:

      This exactly.

      I am in tech and I have huge issues with the hacking part of this. As I wrote in the Snooki story, it could be only a matter of time before someone decides to hack someone like Amazon and that 8 foot dildo you ordered for Christmas 2014 is all over the internet. If you don’t want anything of yours that is personal online, never put it online, credit cards and addresses included.

      I am also horrified by the lack of humanity in all of this. No one cares about the others involved. Throw the dirty cheater under the bus, who cares who knows? Obviously people forget the stigma of being the cheated on as well. What’s wrong with that person? Maybe she/he’s frigid, so on and so forth.

      What happens in people’s homes and bedrooms is no one else’s business. NO ONE’s. The fact that the hackers are getting away with holding people’s information hostage and people are jumping all over being able to use it bothers me. It encourages this kind of behavior.

      I no longer have any faith in humanity.

    • Eden75 says:

      And to add to this:

      Ashley Madison never authenticated email addresses so anyone who is freaking out over an addy being found is freaking out prematurely.

      Any email address can be entered and, as these hackers have proved, there are many people out there who have the ability to access others email accounts. Since the most common passwords out there are “password” and “12345” it isn’t really that hard.

      So before people go flying off the handle about an email address, make sure you have the proof for the rest of it as well. And I mean not just a credit card and all that crap. There better be actual evidence of screwing around. It’s not hard to get someone’s card info either.

      Think before you freak people. Use your heads.

  23. BlueNailsBetty says:

    Using the rules of Statement Analysis, that is a weak ass denial. He couldn’t say “I did not sign up with AM.”. He gave a weak denial “I’m certain that wasn’t me” (liars often pretend to be someone they aren’t. My bro used to tell people we had a ranch and he was a cowboy/ranch hand. Once he told someone he was one of the US paratroopers who stormed Grenada. Neither of those were true.)

    Then he goes on to blame an unknown person. Liars never take the blame. It’s always “someone else”. In fact, he spends more time/words to deflect blame on someone else than he does his denial.

    Lastly, he doesn’t address the issue of whether or not it was his credit card. He blathers on about email addresses (which anyone older than 10 knows can be faked) but ignores the hard evidence against him.

    Robert Hunter Biden is lying and I would bet money he is a raging narcissist. I hope his wife gets help and counseling to cope with this latest debacle as well as to decide if she wants to remain married to him.

  24. Yeah, I think we’re going to hear a lot of serious denials going forth, Josh Taekman, that are going to be taken back once it sets in that these guys can’t hide. There’s what, over 30 million men that registered on that site that are going to be outed sooner or later once the names are gone through. Button up fellas, it’s going to be a long, cold, winter.

  25. EM says:

    Wouldn’t it be hysterical if someone like Kanye West had an Ashley Madison account? Now that would be something. As for the recently deceased, I think they should be left out of this fuss…wait, my bad, I thought it was the other son.
    You know what, my view is that all these people should have been more diligent. Some of them actually gave their credit card details rather than other forms of payment, but not only this, the clients of the website even paid extra for guaranteed confidentiality, which is why there is a huge class action lawsuit happening in Canada.

    • Seriously, in the internet age, there’s never going to be guaranteed confidentiality. Anyone can hack into anything; Target, The U.S. govt., health ins. co. databases. These guys can sue and they may win, they will need it after all the $ they’re going to lose in the divorce.

  26. EC0102 says:

    Yes…someone created the account awhile back hoping the site would get hacked and the info would be released. I am sure that is exactly what happened.

  27. iheartjacksparrow says:

    “I am certain that the account in question is not mine.” Huh? Wouldn’t he say, “That account is definitely not mine!” Or does he sleep walk to the computer at night and open accounts on various web sites?

  28. noway says:

    No one has had their credit identity stolen here? A lot of non believers here. It could be what he said, or he could have an account. I don’t see how it matters to anyone but his wife, as he seems to be famous just by association and he doesn’t really use his tangential celebrity status for anything. Also, a part of me thinks he is too smart to cheat this way, but who knows.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m not sure I believe it was his account, either, but he has used his association with his father like soap to get jobs, loans, positions on boards, power and his cocaine use overlooked by the armed forces who let him in anyway.

      • Carol says:

        I just read about a guy whose email was confirmed as that of a member of the website. Luckily his wife believed him (she said he would be more likely to pick up a girl at a bookstore than online – love that!), and they were able to trace it back to someone else who stole his identity. I’ll give Hunter the benefit of the doubt on this one.

    • jwoolman says:

      Today it’s not hard to find out birth dates and addresses for anybody, even easier for someone with a famous father. Not hard to set up a credit card either. Just sign up for paperless billing and pay online, nobody would be the wiser. You can even ask that all communications come via e-mail. So if you want to set someone up, you can.

      Josh Duggar already admitted he was on the site, so he can’t claim identity theft. But he also used a false name, which is what I would expect everybody to do. Are there really others on that site who used their real name?

  29. (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

    The credit card used was not just registered to his given name Robert Biden but also listed his real Washington, DC address. I have no doubt whatsoever it’s his account.

    I don’t think anyone set Hunter Biden up to look bad — seems to me that he does that all by himself.

    You’d think that getting discharged from the Navy because of testing positive for cocaine would derail his career, but no. He’s currently an executive with a Ukrainian gas company, so it looks like Daddy called in some big favors.

    My guess is that Joe Biden probably spends a considerable amount of time, money and influence fixing his son’s messes.


  30. Maggie the Cat says:

    Leave this family alone, they’ve just lost their brother

  31. Anonymous says:

    He’s full of it. I have an account and they send almost daily emails. Even if he didn’t sign up, he absolutely knew he had an account.

  32. Dee says:

    I’ve had enough of people being outed by hackers. Except for Josh Duggar and that other hypocrite I never heard of before. But the speculation hurts people. And there’s no evidence of actual cheating. People have killed themselves over this and the constant witch hunt in the media may lead to more feeling so desperate they end their lives.

  33. Chantal says:

    As long as it not the Vice president I really do not care. That isis betwen Hunter and his wife. Maybe if they had name differently, he would not have hunt on this website. Just a silly joke. Cheaters never learn.

  34. (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

    Oops, commented on the wrong story. No need to bother posting this.

  35. (Original, not CDAN) Violet says:

    It’s been confirmed that it’s definitely Joe Biden’s Ashley Madison account. The IP address associated with the account traces back to to an administrative building on Georgetown University campus where Hunter Biden was teaching around the time the account was set up.