Elizabeth Hurley reacts to son Damian ‘callously’ being cut out of family fortune due to being born out of wedlock


Elizabeth Hurley is upset that son Damian Hurley is not going to obtain a share of his grandfather’s cash after a courtroom determination. (Photograph: Tristar Media/Getty Photographs)

Elizabeth Hurley says a courtroom determination to chop off her son Damian from a share of his grandfather’s fortune is “callous” and goes in opposition to what his late father would have needed.

Hurley advised the Day by day Mail that her former companion, Steve Bing, had believed each of his kids had been financially safe earlier than his loss of life by suicide in 2020.

Damian had received a courtroom battle to make sure they might obtain cash held in belief funds, however Bing’s father, Dr. Peter Bing, has since efficiently appealed the choice.

“When Stephen took his personal life, he died considering his kids had been going to be taken care of,” mentioned the 56-year-old Austin Powers star.

“What Stephen needed has now been callously reversed. I do know Stephen would have been devastated.”

Hurley and movie producer Steve Bing dated in the early 2000s. (Photo: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Hurley and film producer Steve Bing dated within the early 2000s. (Photograph: Dave Hogan/Getty Photographs)

Within the wake of the newest authorized determination, neither Damian nor his half-sister Kira — whose mom is tennis participant Lisa Bonder — will obtain any cash on account of them each being born out of wedlock. 

Their grandfather’s fortune will as a substitute be shared between the 2 kids of Bing’s sister Mary, who had been born inside a wedding.

Bing had initially refused to acknowledge each Damian, 19, and Kira, 23, however reconnected with each of them later in his life.

Hurley mentioned Bing “fought very laborious” in his last yr to make sure that his kids had been acknowledged.

She added: “I’m simply relieved that Stephen won’t ever know that Damian’s family members — Stephen’s father and the household of his sister Mary — had been finally profitable of their enchantment in opposition to the unique trial verdict.”

The Mail‘s report estimates that Damian’s share of the belief fund might’ve been price as a lot as $250 million.

Hurley paid tribute to Bing following his loss of life and mentioned she was “very grateful” that that they had been on good phrases earlier than he handed away.

Marking the anniversary of his father’s loss of life final month, Damian — now an actor and mannequin — wrote on Instagram that he did not understand when he first acquired the “devastating” information how a lot it might have an effect on him.

He mentioned: “All of us like to indicate ‘excellent’ variations of our lives. For me, the concept of publicly discussing one thing as private as grief is terrifying… however typically it’s needed. 

“The final yr has been bloody laborious — for everybody on the planet — and I believe acknowledging that’s very important. It’s not weak to battle. In truth, to get via to the opposite facet is immensely robust.”

Bing inherited an estimated $600 million from his actual property developer grandfather in his 20s and went on to pursue a profession in Hollywood by founding manufacturing firm Shangri-La Entertainment, which discovered success with The Polar Categorical

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