More On: My Son Hunter
The State Bar of California is looking into an ethics complaint that filmmaker Phelim McAleer filed against Hunter Biden's lawyer and 'sugar brother,' Kevin Morris. McAleer wants the wealthy Malibu lawyer to be kicked out of the legal field because he allegedly snuck onto the set of McAleer's movie 'My Son Hunter' under false pretenses to get information for the first son.
McAleer says in the complaint, which was filed last week and given to The Post, that Morris, who made a lot of money representing the creators of "South Park," flew on his private jet to Serbia in November, where the Hunter Biden biopic was being filmed, and pretended he was an independent documentary filmmaker making content for "South Park streaming."
"Kevin Morris was Hunter Biden's lawyer, and the complaint says that he spied on a movie project about his client by lying and misrepresenting himself in order to help his client."
"He lied to get this access because he didn't tell them he was Mr. Biden's lawyer. Mr. Morris pretended to be a documentary filmmaker to hide the fact that he was doing legal investigations for Mr. Hunter Biden, who was his client.
A person close to Morris said Tuesday that Morris was one of Hunter's "attorneys and trusted advisers" because he gave Hunter up to $2.8 million to pay off a tax bill.
He said that the ethics complaint "won't go anywhere" and called the viral indie film "My Son Hunter," which you can watch online right now, a "amateurish movie that bombed."
"McAleer is making a mistake by taking on Kevin. Plus, Kevin is a humiliated producer who is playing hurt in a funny way while his cruelty and actions hurt real people. He should go back to where he came from and climb back under the rock."
McAleer replied that he had been happy to let the California Bar Association handle the serious ethical violations, but now he saw that Kevin Morris and his group had moved from lying to making threats. This is scary but not unexpected."
Ann McElhinney, who is McAleer's wife and the film's executive producer, said, "Kevin Morris and his team seem to have a lot of money. He and his team pretended to be filmmakers and took a private jet to Serbia to get information for Hunter Biden. Now that he knows this, it's clear that he's worried. It's a clear violation of ethics."
The ethics complaint has been given a case number by the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel at the California Bar Association. A lawyer is currently looking over the case. A spokesman for the group said that state law kept him from confirming its status.
The complaint says that Morris and his friends Robb Bindler and Jason Kohn told McAleer, during a one-hour conversation in a Belgrade café that McAleer recorded, that they were "an independent documentary film crew connected with the creators of 'South Park' and were making a documentary about Hunter Biden."
"Mr. Morris talked about his past work as a lawyer for the people who made "South Park." He stopped being an active lawyer to pursue his first love, making documentaries, which would also help "South Park's" need for content with their new huge and lucrative streaming deal.
When asked if the documentary would be made under the "Trey Parker and Matt Stone 'South Park' documentary banner," Morris said, "I'm their lawyer. Since 1988. The complaint says that he then said, "They're good guys," and that he was "confident" that the documentary would be part of a future streaming of "South Park."
Bindler told McAleer that "corruption is corruption" would be the theme of the movie.
After that, McAleer gave Morris and his team full access to the set for a few days so they could film the actors who played Hunter and Joe Biden, Lawrence Fox and John James.
He thinks they took more than 40 hours of audio and video about the movie with them when they left. McAleer also talked to Morris for more than four hours, and he and McElhenny had dinner with the lawyer at a restaurant in Belgrade one night.
The complaint says that Mr. Morris lied to us on purpose about being hired by Mr. Hunter Biden at the time of this conversation and during the many hours of filming and interviews.
"Mr. Morris lied to me on purpose when he told me he had never met or talked to Mr. Hunter Biden.
"In the 30 years I've been a journalist, I've never met a lawyer who did something so unethical. This was not a scam that was made up on the spot. It was a trick that was planned and done over several days."
McAleer says that Morris broke three rules of the State Bar of California, so he is "unfit to be a lawyer in California or anywhere else" and should be kicked out of the profession.
Former friends of Hunter, a troubled former crack addict, called Morris, 59, Hunter's latest "sugar daddy" because Morris gave Biden money to pay his taxes and paid the $20,000 monthly rent on his Malibu house. Morris has been helping the president's son deal with a federal criminal investigation into his business dealings that has been going on for four years and is being led by the US attorney in Delaware.