Hunter Biden recalled how he used to scrounge through the carpet looking for crack cocaine after getting high — saying he probably wound up smoking “parmesan cheese.”
“I spent more time on my hands and knees picking through rugs, smoking anything that even remotely resembled crack cocaine. I probably smoked more parmesan cheese than anyone,” President Biden’s son said on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“I went one time for 13 days without sleeping, and smoking crack and drinking vodka throughout that entire time,” he said during an interview to promote his memoir, “Beautiful Things,” out April 6 from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
He said his then-vice president dad tried to intervene after he began binge-drinking vodka following the death of brother Beau Biden in 2015.
“He came to my apartment one time. And this was when he was still in office as vice president, and so he kinda ditched his Secret Service, figured out a way to get over to the house,” Hunter said.
“And I said, ‘What are you doin’ here?’ He said, ‘Honey, what are you doing?’ I said, ‘Dad, I’m fine.’ He said, ‘You’re not fine.’”
Hunter later teared up in the interview saying his dad still calls him every night.
“We talk at least every night,” he said. “By the way, not only does he talk to me every night; he calls every one of my daughters and he talks to each one of them every day. And I know that he talks to me, and I know that he talks to my sister.”
Egypt’s first female ship’s captain was blamed for the Suez Canal blockage despite having been hundreds of miles away from the incident, she told BBC News.
Marwa Elselehdar said that she saw online rumors accusing her of being responsible for the Ever Given container ship becoming beached, the media outlet reported.
At the time of the jam, Elselehdar was working as a first mate on the Aida IV. This vessel was in Alexandria — more than 200 miles away from the site of the collision.
An investigation is underway to explain the Ever Given’s grounding, but it is clear that the 29-year-old was not to blame.
Rumors circulating online about Elselehdar’s supposed culpability were made worse by the sharing of screenshots of fake news headlines, BBC News reported.
Several social media accounts also impersonated her and spread false claims putting the blame on her, the media outlet said.
“I felt that I might be targeted maybe because I’m a successful female in this field or because I’m Egyptian, but I’m not sure,” Elselehdar told the BBC.
The young woman described how she was “shocked” when she first saw the baseless accusations on her phone.
The rumors concerned her. “I tried so hard to negate what was in the article because it was affecting my reputation and all the efforts I exerted to be where I am now,” she said in the BBC interview.
Elselehdar is one of the few women in the heavily male-dominated shipping industry.
In 2016, she became the youngest and first female Egyptian captain to cross the Suez Canal. A year later, she was honored by Egypt’s president during Egypt’s Women’s Day celebrations, the BBC said.
She hopes that her career, despite this unfortunate setback, inspires other women to break into the industry.
“My message to females who want to be in the maritime field is fight for what you love and not let any negativity affect you,” she told the BBC.