LIZ Hurley’s ex boyfriend Steve Bing went to extraordinary lengths to ensure his children didn’t inherit a cent from him when he died.
Damian Hurley, 18, and Kira Kerkorian, 21, were excluded from their father’s will almost two decades before his suicide, court documents obtained by The Sun reveal.
The legal document was drafted in 2001, before the multi-millionaire knew of Kira’s birth and when British actress Hurley was pregnant with Damian, which he was aware of.
Regardless, Bing included sections in his will that outlined his desire to leave nothing for any of his offspring.
Bing’s decision came despite the Hollywood investor amassing his fortune via a $600million inheritance from his grandfather when he turned 18.
“I have recently been informed by an individual that she is pregnant with my child, and I here by declare that whether or not such child is mine, it is my intention not to provide in this Will for such child (or any other child as to which I may be the father) in this Will or for the offspring of any such child or children, whether now living or here after born,” the document reads.
The seven-page document also included an “intentional omission” clause where Bing stressed that he had “full knowledge” of what this would mean for his children.
“I have, except as otherwise specified in this Will, in full knowledge omitted to provide for my heirs, expressly including, but not limited to, any person now living or hereafter born who is, or claims to be, my spouse, my child or the issue of deceased child of mine,” it continues.
“My decision not to provide for any child living at the time of my death, expressly including, without limitation, [any] child as to whose birth [I] am unaware, is based upon many reasons, such that Section 21622 of the California Probate Code shall not be applied to any such child.
“My-Executor is hereby authorized to defend, at the expense of the trust estate, any contest…”
Bing was found dead outside a luxury apartment building in Century City, California, on the afternoon of Monday, June 22.
He had been suffering from depression and financial struggles, according to reports.
Hurley dated the 55-year-old back in 2001 and they shared a son, now 18-year-old Damian.
Bing also had 21-year-old Kira with former tennis player Lisa Bonder but didn’t know he was the father until years later.
He later formed relationships with both Damian and Kira, even fighting for them to be included in their grandfather’s trust last year.
At the time of his death, Bing was fighting a $7million breach of contract lawsuit against entrepreneur Matthew Khoury’s company KRE Wellness, stemming from an agreement made in 2015.
Khoury claims that between fall 2015 and summer 2019, Bing failed to pay “qualifying receipts” and filed a suit against him in April, court papers show.
Kira has said in court documents that wants wants to be made Special Administrator for Bing’s estate, which is valued at $337,000 not including his properties, so she can fight the suit.
A judge will make the decision regarding that matter on Thursday.
In the hours before his death, Bing wrote “one note for each kid,” TV personality Billy Bush said, according to the Mirror.
He also told the outlet: “I have friends that were friends with him. Steve had depression with a capital D.
“The whole coronavirus thing was definitely a factor. It really messed with him.
“Another source told me he was very depressed. Close friends are shocked at his death.”
Following Bing’s death, Hurley posted a tribute to Instagram, saying the pair had “become close again” over the past year.
“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us,” she wrote.
Damian also thanked his fans for their “overwhelming kindness” in the days following his father’s suicide.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.