Hunter Biden is suing former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and his associated businesses. The lawsuit claims the defendants engaged in unauthorized access and data manipulation of information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was abandoned at a Delaware repair shop.
In the lawsuit, Hunter Biden asserts that Giuliani and his affiliated entities improperly utilized his username to gain access to the laptop’s contents and subsequently shared this information with third parties. Hunter Biden contends that the defendants not only accessed but also tampered with and altered certain data stored on the laptop.
“Defendants are among those who have been primarily responsible for what has been described as the ‘total annihilation’ of Plaintiff’s digital privacy,” Hunter Biden’s lawsuit alleges. “They also are among those who have been primarily responsible for the ‘total annihilation’ of Plaintiff’s data.”
The litigants are seeking a jury trial in U.S. District Court in the State of California, contending that the defendants’ actions “are unlawful under the Computer Fraud and Abuse, California’s Computer Data Access and Fraud Act, and California’s Unfair Competition Law.”
In March, Hunter Biden filed a lawsuit against John Mac Isaac, the owner of a Delaware repair shop, accusing him of infringing on his privacy by disseminating the data from Biden’s laptop. Following the laptop’s arrival at his repair shop, Mac Isaac later supplied a copy of the laptop’s hard drive to Rudy Giuliani, who subsequently passed it on to the New York Post in advance of the 2020 election.
The Daily Caller News Foundation, the New York Times and the Washington Post have all verified the Hunter Biden laptop.
On September 18, Hunter Biden initiated a legal action against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), asserting that its agents deliberately “targeted and sought to embarrass” him during discussions involving his confidential tax information, thereby violating his taxpayer rights.
The son of President Joe Biden contends that the IRS improperly disclosed his tax return details and neglected to establish measures ensuring the confidentiality of his records. He is requesting various remedies, including the release of all documents related to the tax information disclosure, compensation of $1,000 for each unauthorized disclosure, and coverage of his attorney’s fees.
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington, DC, does not identify the two IRS agents turned whistleblowers as defendants. Nevertheless, the lawsuit revolves around disclosures made by these agents, namely Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler, along with their legal representatives, in public statements, congressional testimonies, and interviews.