(NewsGlobal.com)- Earlier this month, Hunter Biden’s lawyers filed a counterclaim in the defamation lawsuit brought by Delaware computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac, alleging that Mac Isaac violated Hunter’s privacy by sharing the contents of his laptop, ABC News reported.
In the counterclaim against Mac Isaac, attorneys for the president’s son argued that Hunter had a “reasonable expectation of privacy” that the data would not be copied, accessed, disseminated, or “posted on the internet.”
Biden’s lawyers dispute Mac Isaac’s claim that ownership of the laptop and an external hard drive transferred to him after Hunter failed to retrieve them from his Wilmington repair shop within 90 days of dropping them off for servicing. According to Biden’s lawyers, Delaware law states that property can only be deemed abandoned if the owner fails to “assert or declare property rights” within a year, not 90 days.
Mac Isaac filed a defamation lawsuit against Hunter Biden, as well as Congressman Adam Schiff, CNN, and Politico for defamation in Delaware state court. In early March, the case was moved to the US District Court in Delaware.
In their countersuit, Hunter’s attorneys argue that “reputable” computer repair people delete the personal data on abandoned devices; they do not “open, copy, and then provide that data to others” as Mac Isaac did.
Biden’s lawyers maintain that Mac Isaac knowingly and intentionally gave the data on Hunter’s laptop to people whom he believed would use it to help then-President Trump and hurt candidate Joe Biden during the 2020 election, including Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon.
Of course, by accusing Mac Isaac of invading Hunter Biden’s privacy by sharing the data on his laptop, Biden’s attorneys are effectively debunking the widespread claim that the data on Hunter’s laptop was “Russian disinformation.”
Last week, Fox late-night host Greg Gutfeld reacted to Hunter’s counterclaim, noting the irony of Hunter Biden claiming his privacy was invaded after posing for so many nude pictures.