Damian Harley is “thankful” to his family.
Elizabeth Hurley’s son used Instagram to express his gratitude to his mother and relatives after being cut off from the trust of his father’s family.
Before Stephen Bing killed himself last year, he won a court battle overturning an attempt to remove his father’s children Damian Hurley (19) and Kira Bonder (23) from family trust. However, the decision was subsequently overturned by an appeal.
Damian’s mother, Elizabeth Hurley, said last week:
“What Stephen wanted was now terribly reversed. I know Stephen was devastated.”
Kira’s mother, Lisa Bonder, added, “As a mother, why did this have to happen? Why do you kill two innocent children?”
And following the news, Damian posted a photo of his actress and model mother, his grandmother Angela and his cousin.
He captioned the post: “Thanks to my beautiful family, Xx today and every day.”
Stephen had nothing to do with Lisa or Damian at first, but he began to make amends before he died.
He contacted Kira in 2015, and Lisa said: “Kira was interested. I think she thought it was an opportunity to make up for it, heal the past, and perhaps get to know her grandparents and cousins from Steve’s sister Mary.”
Stephen also tried to establish a relationship with Damian and called him for the first time on his 18th birthday last year.
He also helped Elizabeth and Lisa when Steve’s father, Dr. Peter Bing, tried to separate Damian and Kira from the “grandchildren’s trust” that they founded nearly 40 years ago.
Elizabeth said: “Damian’s grandfather, Peter Bing, sought to disregard Stephen’s children, including Damian, as grandchildren in the irreparable trust he had previously built.
“Stephen fought very hard last year to get the kids to recognize him and repeatedly told me how important this was to him.
“He was incredibly happy with the court’s ruling that Damian should be treated like his sister’s children, as far as trust is concerned.”
Lisa added: “That was terrible. Forget all the actual legality. This is what their grandfather says. To my son.
“Damian and Kira were inherited from the trust of the Bing family. They are unreliable and can’t go back. They lost. It’s very painful for them and the family to deal with Damian and Kira. I vacated. “