The California State Bar is investigating an ethics complaint filed against Hunter Biden lawyer and ‘sugar brother’ Kevin Morris by filmmaker Phelim McAleer – who wants the wealthy Malibu lawyer disbarred bar for allegedly infiltrating the set of his movie ‘My Son Hunter’ using false pretenses to gather information for the first son.
In the lawsuit, filed last week and obtained by The Post, McAleer alleges that Morris, who made his fortune representing the co-creators of ‘South Park’, flew in his private jet in November to Serbia, where the biopic of Hunter Biden was underway. filmed and claimed he was a freelance documentary filmmaker producing content for “South Park streaming”.
“Kevin Morris was Hunter Biden’s attorney who used deception and misrepresentation to spy on a film project on his client to gather information to assist his client,” the complaint alleges.
“He used deception to gain such access by not disclosing that he was Mr. Biden’s attorney. Mr Morris has used his cover as a documentary filmmaker to conceal his true purpose: to carry out legal investigative work on behalf of his client, Mr Hunter Biden.
A source close to Morris confirmed Tuesday that Morris, who loaned Hunter up to $2.8 million to pay a tax bill, was one of Hunter’s “trusted attorneys and advisers.”
He claimed the ethics complaint “will go nowhere” and slammed “My Son Hunter,” a viral indie film currently streaming online, as an “amateur film.” [that] bombarded.
“[McAleer is] make a mistake taking on Kevin — plus, he’s a humiliated producer who hilariously plays hurt while his cruelty and actions hurt real people. It should go up under the rock it came from.
McAleer responded that he had been “happy to let the California Bar Association deal with gross ethics violations, but now I see Kevin Morris and his entourage have gone from deception to threats. This is alarming but not surprising. »
Ann McElhinney, executive producer of the film and wife of McAleer, said: “Kevin Morris and his team seem to have unlimited resources. He and his team flew to Serbia in a private jet posing as filmmakers to gather information for his client Hunter Biden. Now that it’s been revealed, he’s obviously worried. It’s an unethical slam dunk.
The California Bar Association’s Office of the Chief Counsel has assigned a case number to the ethics complaint, which is currently being reviewed by an attorney. A spokesperson for the association said he was barred by state law from confirming his status.
The complaint alleges that during an hour-long conversation in a Belgrade cafe, which McAleer recorded, Morris and his associates, Robb Bindler and Jason Kohn, told him they were “a documentary film crew independents linked to the creators of “South Park” and that they were filming a documentary on Hunter Biden.
“Mr. Morris detailed his past work as a lawyer for the creators of ‘South Park’ . . . He had ceased to be an active lawyer to pursue his first passion for making documentaries, which would also help answer as needed content from “South Park” as part of their massive and lucrative new streaming deal.
When asked if the documentary would be produced under the “Trey Parker and Matt Stone ‘South Park'” documentary banner, Morris replied, “I’ve been their lawyer. For 25 years. They’re good guys,” then said. said he was “confident” the documentary would be part of a future “‘South Park’ streaming,” the complaint states.
Bindler told McAleer that the theme of the documentary would be “corruption is corruption”.
McAleer then gave Morris and his team full access to the set for several days, allowing them to film the actors, Lawrence PKB, who played Hunter, and John James, who played Joe Biden.
He estimates they walked away with over 40 hours of film and audio on the film. McAleer also spent more than four hours interviewing Morris and he and McElhenny dined with the soft-spoken lawyer one night at a restaurant in Belgrade.
“Mr. Morris intentionally concealed this from us at the time of this conversation and during the many hours of filming and interviews that he was retained by Mr. Hunter Biden,” the complaint alleges.
“Mr. Morris intentionally misrepresented to me that he had never met or spoken with Mr. Hunter Biden . . .
“In my 30 years as a journalist, I have never met a lawyer who behaved in such an unethical manner. It was not an impulsive fraud. It was a deception planned and carried out over several days.
McAleer says Morris’ conduct violates three rules of the California State Bar and therefore he is “unfit to be a lawyer in California or anywhere else” and should be disbarred.
Morris, 59, was dubbed Hunter’s latest ‘sugar daddy’ by former associates of the struggling former drug addict because Morris loaned Biden money to cover his taxes and paid monthly rent for $20,000 from his house in Malibu. Morris helped the president’s son navigate an ongoing four-year federal criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware into his business dealings.