93 Year-Old Billionaire Pays Child Support — On Another Man’s Child

Not a 93-year-old-billionare paying child support.

[This article from 2010 highlights the futility of money when it comes to high profile cases where bribery via campaign contributions is more difficult.]

What do you call it when you fake paternity test results, lie in court, then use the justice system to defraud a 93 year old man (albeit a billionaire) out of millions? Right, fraud. Perjury. Felony theft. But not in family court. Here we call that: The best interests of the child!


While we may have little pity for billionaires who sit on the sidelines and let the family law racket operate with impunity, fraud is fraud and should be punished accordingly, not rewarded. In this case:

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian agreed Friday to  pay more than $10 million in back child support plus $100,000 a  month for a child his ex-wife has admitted is not his biological  daughter.
Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was married briefly to the casino  mogul after a long relationship, acknowledged during a child  support battle that she had faked a DNA paternity test by using  saliva she obtained from Kerkorian’s adult daughter. She said the  biological father actually was Hollywood movie producer Stephen  Bing.

The settlement, which provides $100,000 a month until Kira turns 19 or until she graduates from high school, no longer is a full-time student or no longer is living with her mother full-time. After that, the settlement says, the child support will be reduced to $50,000 a month.

The agreement also provides for Kerkorian to pay expenses including school costs, equestrian expense, clothing, housing, travel, hobbies, automobile, food, beauty treatments, tutoring, entertainment, parties and pets.

Now this case gets even stranger. Not only did she not go to jail, but the private investigators who uncovered the fraud (utilizing illegal [for them] wiretapping) ended up in jail for wiretapping. Despite having uncovered a crime. Why were the police not doing this? In addition, Lisa Kerkorian was already collecting child support from the actual father since 2002.

What we see time and time again is that celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Alec Baldwin, and countless others are not immune to the racketeering that is happening throughout the country. In certain jurisdictions no amount of money will buy your way out. In this case, the 100,000 plus all expenses in the above paragraph will likely end up going through the state’s Child Support Collection Agency–which will then see 66% matching from the federal government (AKA your tax dollars) on the award ($10.25 million). That means they are likely going to get $6,600,000 million just for allowing this case to go forward. How is the state supposed to be impartial when they have the same to gain as the guilty party?

Incentive is everything. We cannot expect the direction to change while the carrot of Title IV-D continues to direct the courts.

Kash Jackson Plea Agreement

If you have not followed Kash’s case (Kash, AKA Grayson Jackson, formerly known as Benjamin Winderweedle) then here’s a primer. Kash, a veteran of the US Navy completed his enlistment and came back home only to face divorce and alienation from his children. For the next several years he has been pursued by Lake County, IL judges in terms of support, while being denied contact with the children (aside from a proposed supervised session at a facility, which tend to be incredibly expensive). Kash unsuccessfully ran for the libertarian ticket in IL 2018 and lost. What is not mentioned by the media is that one of the judge’s “associates” (I cannot recall if it was a relative or otherwise) overseeing his case was running against him. He claims the county was prosecuting him while he was running in order to force him out and allow this other party take the ticket.

As the years went on Kash moved to Arkansas, where for the next few years he was active on Facebook in what some would say is an intense form of activism. Though many videos are now removed, I had the chance to view most of them. And while maybe 10% was anger, 90% was pain and identifying with other victims of parental alienation. He was not a perfect representative by any stretch, but it begs the question, who would be in such a circumstance?

Ted Bush was present during one of the hearings and leaked the tape that was reported to be used as evidence against him. The tape presented was Kash calling the sheriffs in Lake County and trying to elicit pity from them. As he cried in agony over the phone, he expressed his disdain for the judges and used some choice words to ascribe what ought to happen to them for their misdeeds. At no point in this long recording did I hear him outlining a detailed plan of any sort. After being detained for over a year and no trial date in sight, his attorneys agreed to a plea deal where he is given four years for each offense, so two four year sentences. But he will be allowed to serve them concurrently and parole after two years. So his choice was either to attempt to get his day in court, or serve another 8 months or so and be free. Though a felon with the accompanying loss of rights.

The reality of a case like this is that he did not have much of a choice. Though a speedy trial is guaranteed by our constitution, in cases like this a speedy trial may mean several years. And knowing that the admission of evidence and rules of procedure is to be dictated by not your peers, but the peers of the judges you supposedly threatened; it is a all but guaranteed bad outcome. Placing your faith in jury in cases like this is often a bad idea, the facts presented to them are unlikely to be on his side.

With that in mind he made the only choice to be made, as many of us have. Move on. Live what is left of your life. Make peace if you can (many cannot).

While I do not know him personally, Kash strikes me as in imperfect man in an imperfect world, dealing with his situation as imperfectly as many of us might be. If you had your livelihood, children, reputation, and now freedom stolen, how would any of us react? What saint can hold back their anger in this situation?


Not Even Hunter Biden is Immune

Hunter Biden Caricature

[Update 08-2023: Apparently you can get away with gun crimes (owning a firearm while on hard drugs, a felony) but you are still on the hook for support!]

When even the president’s son is caught up in the family law racket, you know you are in trouble.

04/30/2023 — Hunter Biden Seeks to Reduce Child Support Payments

The president’s own son has now spent over $750,000 in child support payments on a 4 year old girl he fathered with a stripper, with monthly $20,000 payments. That is one expensive bottle of champagne.

Regardless of your feelings of the president’s son and his transgressions, the mind boggling fact that an innocent child has been used to extort nearly a million dollars is a blatant demonstration of the depravity of family law and our legal system. No doubt when you factor in attorney fees, this is a million dollar child so far and will likely be many more. Where is this money going? Daycare? Diapers? College fund? Unlikely. What child needs $750,000 tax free in their first four years of life?

Hunter now joins an exclusive club of those exploited by the system. And if being the president’s son and having an $850/hour attorney does not get you justice, then just imagine the uphill battle a regular non-custodial parent faces.

Children are not an asset to be bought and sold, they are not a get rich quick scheme, and they are not a lottery ticket. Perhaps one day our society will realize that. Though something tells me it will not, at least not until we start to face the same kind of population decline that Japan is facing. Until the young men who have not yet been enslaved by the system realize what a bad deal children and marriage are in the western world, this will continue unabated–if we let it.

A Note About the CARES Act

In the last week or so we have been hearing more and more about the stimulus payments, the CARES act, and the much needed SBA loans that are promised to the public. But what about those who have been harmed the most, the non-custodial parents? Well, the more badly you need the funds, the less likely you are to get them. But who will profit? That’s right, the state.

In the legislation several members of our esteemed federal government had ensured that no parent who owes child support receives a portion of this stimulus. Instead, it goes directly to the custodial parent, and thus reflecting as money paid in support that the states then profit from via Title IV-D. So who is the stimulus for exactly? Those who actually need it? Or fattening the pockets of the state?

There isn’t much to add about this in the interim. The various news outlets have reported on this (admittedly very sparingly) but one facet not covered generally is the fact that SBA loan eligibility also removed from those in arrears. That means should the principal of a company (or any principal within the company) be in arrears, that automatically disqualifies the business from being able to apply for a loan to keep up payrolls. This harms not only the employer, but all those in employ of that company as well. And who does that benefit might I ask? ‘Murica!!!

For further reading please also visit the NPO (National Parents Organization) who did a very well written article on the subject as well. https://www.nationalparentsorganization.org/blog/24577-eternal-verities-in-a-time-of-change

Commentary on the PA HB1397 Hearing

While having directly experienced the injustice of family court, it was no surprise to see the litany of supposed professionals testifying against HB1397 this past Sunday. What was disappointing to see is the too few parents that were allowed to testify while those who stand to benefit from the current system were given a larger percentage of speaking time. Here is a summary:

Opening – Sue Helm, PA – Ends at 4:40. Introduction to the legislation.

Steven Meehan & Matt Hale – National Parents Organization, 5:46-18:40.

Overview and cite the Kentucky shared parenting law and it’s success, bipartisan support, overwhelming passage.

Gail Calderwood and Michael Burton – PA Bar Association 19:10-52:00.

The testimony from these individuals centered to describe the current law as just, fair, flexible, and non-prejudicial. Claim that the law has evolved and not presently biased against any gender. This testimony is entirely false when you factor in the facts of custody in Pennsylvania, where fathers receive approximately 30% of parenting time. Claim that the custody is determined by the factors, yet ignore the fact that the judge has discretion as to how to apply them without consideration of evidence. Gail Calderwood claims the law is fair, attempts to claim that both parents are in court on “equal footing” based on her twenty years of practice. Only example of fathers getting custody is when the mother has “serious issues.” “Clear and convincing evidence…high evidentiary bar”–they oppose having clear, direct, weighty evidence be a factor in custody case.

Justin Poe and Mark Ludwig – Americans for Equal Shared Parenting – 52:30-61:20.

Mr. Poe’s testimony regarding parental alienation. Went from full time supervised visits to full time father when ex spouse died. Divorced from next spouse and only received 40% custody, worked out on their own 50/50 agreement, daughter then performed better in school and more engaged. Once the attorney fees were removed from the equation he was better able to provide for her and allow her to engage in activities and pay for braces. Mark Ludgwig – points out that parents who are relegated to partial custody automatically get full custody when the other parent dies. What keeps them from being deemed a good parent prior to this by the courts? Highlights that starting at presumed 50/50 creates a level playing field and creates a need for a burden of proof to demonstrate that the other parent is unfit.

Suzanne Estrella (PA Coalition Against Rape / Domestic Violence – PCAR/PCADV) Denny Petio (PCAR/PCADV) 1:01:45-1:23:00.

Ms. Estrella testifies that 50/50 custody will create a “…barrier to justice these survivors are forced to overcome.” Cites statistics about child abuse despite the fact that a substantial portion is by women as well. Describes graphic child sexual abuse case. Cites misleading quotes about voluntary versus court imposed 50/50 custody, in that voluntary is better, which ignores the additional harm that comes form conflict created when parents are fighting for custody. Claims 50/50 custody will “tie judges hands” and not allow them to prevent an abusive parent from continuing. Ms. Petio touts the benefits of the current law and states HB1397 “is fatally flawed.” Claims it is not in the best interests of the child “to spend an equal time with each parents.” Cites the following:

  • Distance (uses example of 45 minutes).
  • Parents work schedule – cites a parent that leaves for work before school, arrives after school ends.
  • Parent is abusive.

Claims statue will “enable abusers…to enact further abuse.” Disapproves with the fact that the statue needs clear evidence to override 50/50 custody. States that it takes ability away from the families to come up with “creative” solutions to their custody plan.

Judge Kim Eaton (Allegheny County) and Judge Daniel Clifford (Mongomery County) 1:23:00-1:39:20.

Judge Clifford was a family law attorney for over 30 years, where he served for the PA Bar Association. Judge Eaton has been a judge since 1999 after 18 years as a family law attorney. Claim to have 75 years of combined family court experience. Feel the current statue is “exactly right.” “Everybody who has custody has shared custody…”–this claim is touted and is a legal term. Pennsylvania gives supposed shared legal custody to both parents in almost all cases, but denies physical custody in these same cases. Claims no litigant should not know why they did not get custody. Judge Eaton uses an example of mom being away all the time and using nannies as reasons not to give custody. States that “the factors” have to be reviewed and discussed or the superior court will reject the opinion, however, there is no mention of the fact that the judges can use unsupported testimony to override physical evidence. State the benefits of the current law that allows judges to make their own decisions without needing to weigh evidence.

Maria P. Cognetti Joint State Government Commission of Domestic Relations Adviser Committee, Mary Cushing’s-Schwartz – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Both are family lawyers. 1:39:30 – 2:01:00

Cognetti claims that her “male clients would not like this bill.” Claims that she has dads who get primary custody that would now lose that ability based on “how hard the presumption is.” Claims that there is no presumption in the current law. Claims it puts parents’ rights ahead of the rights of the child. Opposes Kentucky law. Attorney Cushing’s-Schwartz: “This is the wrong solution.” She goes on for a large portion of her testimony citing extreme examples, particularly emphasizing the father who abandons his family. Claims children want “their lives intact.”


Total speaking time pro bill by those affected by the current law: 22 minutes.

Total speaking time against the bill, mostly by attorneys and those directly financially benefiting from the current law: 92 minutes.

Total speaking time from child psychologists about what is best for the children: Zero minutes.

Total speaking time from parents who are currently alienated from their children by the courts: Zero minutes.

You can watch the entirety here: http://www.pahousegop.com/Video/Judiciary? and our mirror here: https://youtu.be/IILYgOywrLA.

The law itself can be seen here: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2019&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1397&pn=1719

The major theme that we see here is that you have mostly attorneys and judges advocating for the bill to be scrapped. These people are those who directly benefit from the current law, which allows judges full liberty to do as they like without having to take evidence into account. They have to give an opinion, but their opinion does not have to be supported by evidence. Without evidence there is no fair or just verdict. We strongly recommend you read the rebuttal by Dr. Craig Childress, a renowned expert in the field of parental alienation, who has seen a multitude of these cases directly and the terrible impact the current law has on the children. While we can say many things based on our own experience and that of many other parents that we know, his opinion is well written and addresses many of the points brought up by those testifying during the hearing.