Elizabeth hurley has issued a statement in which he speaks out against the fact that his 19-year-old son, Damian, has been disinherited from 180 million pounds (approximately 330 million dollars) from his family trust by his paternal grandfather.
Damian’s father, Steve Bing, died by suicide in June 2020. He was 55 years old. She dated Hurley between 2001 and 2002.
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Steve Bing’s father, billionaire Dr. Peter Bing, who is Damian’s paternal grandfather, appealed against allowing Damian and his 23-year-old half-sister, Kira Kerkorian, to have their share of Steve Bing’s fortune.
Dr. Bing’s reasoning was the fact that they were both born out of wedlock.
In a statement provided to The Daily Mail, the 56-year-old Austin powers Star said Dr. Bing’s decision hurt her, especially considering that Steve, her ex-partner, would have wanted her to take care of Damian.
“When Stephen took his own life, he died thinking that his children would be cared for,” read part of Hurley’s statement.
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“What Stephen wanted has now been cruelly reversed. I know Stephen would have been devastated.
“Stephen fought very hard in his senior year to get his children recognized and repeatedly told me how incredibly important this was to him.”
Although Steve had previously denied Damian’s paternity, according to Hurley, on Damian’s 18th birthday in April 2020, had called Damian and expressed his hopes of building a relationship.
Damian allegedly did not have a relationship with Steve growing up.
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Last week, on the anniversary of his father’s death, Damian posted a tribute on Instagram, saying that the last year had been “very tough.”
Continuing in his statement, the royalty The actress wrote: “I was more than happy to believe that the verdict of the trial ruled that Damian should be treated like his sister’s children when it comes to trust.”
“I am relieved that Stephen never knows that Damian’s relatives, Stephen’s father and his sister Mary’s family, finally succeeded in their appeal against the original trial verdict.”
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Lisa Bonder, a former professional tennis player and mother of Steve’s only other child, Kira, also contributed to the statement.
“As a mother, I wonder why the hell this had to happen. Why turn two innocent children into victims?” Bonder said.
Steve’s fortune will be divided between his sister Mary’s two children, Anton Ellis, 19, and Lucy Ellis, 21.
The businessman, who founded Shangri-La Entertainment, inherited the fortune himself when he was 18 years old from his grandfather, who was a real estate mogul.
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