(MENAFN) Hunter Biden has filed a countersuit against a Delaware-based computer repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, alleging invasion of privacy in response to a defamation lawsuit brought by Mac Isaac. Biden's lawsuit claims that Mac Isaac violated his privacy in 2019 by accessing and wrongfully sharing his personal data with several individuals. Mac Isaac has said he obtained the information from Biden's laptop legally, claiming that Biden himself dropped it off in April 2019 and never returned to claim it.
Biden's counterclaim argues that Mac Isaac's 90-day abandonment provision in the repair contract is not in compliance with Delaware law, which states that tangible property is not deemed abandoned until a full year has elapsed. Furthermore, before another party can take possession, a court must send a notice to the owner and post notice in five or more public places, as well as advertise the petition in a newspaper.
The lawsuit is part of a strategic shift by the president's son to push back against years of attacks from allies and aides of former President Donald Trump. It also comes at a time when Republicans in Congress are ramping up their investigation into overseas business dealings Hunter Biden and other Biden family members engaged in while Joe Biden was vice president.
In addition to the lawsuit, Hunter Biden's legal team is asking the court to allow them to obtain sworn depositions from a range of figures in Trump's orbit. They allege that in September 2019, Mac Isaac wrote to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and planned to make a flash drive from the data in his possession, which he believed would help prevent President Trump's impeachment. Furthermore, Mac Isaac is accused of sharing the data with his father, his uncle, Giuliani attorney Robert Costello, former White House strategist Stephen Bannon, and Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui. The lawsuit also claims that Mac Isaac used the data for commercial purposes, to make money by including parts of the data in a book.
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