Elizabeth Hurley says a court decision to cut off her son Damian from a share of his grandfather’s fortune is “callous” and goes against what his late father would have wanted.
Hurley told the Daily Mail that her former partner, Steve Bing, had believed both of his children were financially secure before his death by suicide in 2020.
Damian had won a court battle to ensure they would receive money held in trust funds, but Bing’s father, Dr. Peter Bing, has since successfully appealed the decision.
“When Stephen took his own life, he died thinking his children were going to be taken care of,” said the 56-year-old Austin Powers star.
“What Stephen wanted has now been callously reversed. I know Stephen would have been devastated.”
In the wake of the latest legal decision, neither Damian nor his half-sister Kira — whose mother is tennis player Lisa Bonder — will receive any money on account of them both being born out of wedlock.
Their grandfather’s fortune will instead be shared between the two children of Bing’s sister Mary, who were born within a marriage.
Bing had initially refused to acknowledge both Damian, 19, and Kira, 23, but reconnected with both of them later in his life.