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.

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.

His Name Was Thomas Doheny

Thomas was your typical father in his 50’s.

Who was Thomas Doheny? Like many victims of family law, he was a divorced father. Incarcerated for failure to keep up with a support payment of over $19,000 monthly after taxes, he chose to end his life, seeing no way out from the corruption in the court room. Thomas wrote letters to his family and children before committing suicide in 2017, 3 years after the initiation of a divorce while he was a relatively high earner. But we don’t know much else, because of the scant amount of media coverage surrounding yet another murder by family courts. Here’s what we do know thanks to court records:

  • Tom, from Illinois, had a relatively high paying job ($300k/annual) in the family business that ended several years prior to his incarceration.
  • He was made to appear at over 260 court hearings in a course of two years to fight an impossible $19,000 a month (after taxes) imputed obligation.
  • The business he worked for was forced to battle the constant flood of subpoenas.
  • Jailed for an “indeterminate” amount of time at the discretion of Judge Michael Coppedge. That’s right, an indeterminate amount of time for civil contempt, while Tom was unemployed.

While criminal penalties are are scrutinized (though there are many problems there as well) in civil cases you are often denied due process. This is because the framework of the US legal system is set in a way that civil cases should have never been given enough teeth to deprive you of your basic civil rights, thus lack many protections. By assigning a incarceration penalty to “contempt of court” (an arbitrary civil charge with no standards) a judge has the power to bypass civil liberties and order such draconian orders such as incarceration for an “indeterminate” amount of time where no crime was committed. Just imagine, a single person (who indirectly profits from child support/alimony payments via Title IV-D) has the ability to sentence you to jail for as long as they wish simply for disobeying them, regardless of whether you have the ability to obey their order or not.

What is peculiarly ironic in this case is that the wife, who had all the power to stop the proceedings and simply come to a reasonable agreement, is the one then playing the victim in the IL superior court. She filed (and using the children’s names as well) suit against the jail, alleging wrongful death in their hands. Which not unexpectedly failed to go her way. Now doubly disappointed that she could not fleece the tax payers as she did her husband (for a time). Perhaps she should have filed suit against the judge who issued the ruling that directly caused his suicide. Or perhaps herself, the person who easily could have stopped everything, but for whatever motives, continued to push the father of her children to a point where death was the better option.

No doubt some might rush in and say “but what about the sewage family business.” While technically illegal for someone to be fired for family status, an employer with an employee who is this engrossed in litigation would be foolish to not fire them. In most states if an employer is not withholding an amount set by law, they can actually be liable for daily penalties that have no caps. Though most payroll companies are pretty good about taking care of the liabilities accurately, a simple mistake can ruin the business and bankrupt the owners. Small business also cannot afford the litigation that is often associated with it, and are too keen on the corrupt nature of the family law industry and know that they too will be guilty until proven innocent. At the end of the day even on a $300,000 annual salary, $19,000 monthly is over 100% of the take home income. There is no excuse for Tom’s death. No one to blame–except those who pushed him there. But that did not stop his wife, she was not done with the legal system. Now she wants the public to pay her for his death, despite driving him there. In 2017 she sued the prison.