Elizabeth Hurley’s son, Damian, has been cut out of his mother’s multi-million dollar fortune, according to Vanity Fair.
The 53-year-old model has been accused of using her son as a pawn in her divorce with Indian businessman Arun Nayar. Damian was initially set to receive about $250 million in trust fund money but, as Hurley was receiving $1.1 million a month, Nayar is now said to have already paid $280 million into the account.
In a profile of Hurley, New York Magazine reported that Hurley used Damian to negotiate a settlement between her and Nayar, refusing to hand him his share until she had her money back. However, Nayar was now said to have transferred much of the money to Hurley herself.
Hurley’s son became the centre of much controversy in September, when a series of nude photographs were allegedly leaked from his phone to the celebrity gossip website The Sun. The photos showed Damian smoking marijuana and posing in front of the Sikh shrine in India.
The photos reignited interest in her personal life, with many quizzing whether Damian was involved in the leak. In September, Hurley’s lawyer, Irwin Dees, dismissed the claims.
In a statement, Dees said, “This rumour is false and a distortion of the truth. Damian is a good-looking young man with a bright future in modelling and film. As the story goes, he was photographed smoking marijuana but he was never caught smoking marijuana and the pictures were never taken of him smoking marijuana.”
Damian has since complained that the pictures were doctored and has threatened to sue The Sun.
The socialite and socialite from the Yorks has gained international attention after gaining weight, with rumors suggesting that she has become pregnant. The whole subject has been blown out of proportion by media outlets and Hurley has denied all claims and is currently adamant that she is still single.
The Inquisitr reports that Hurley recently withdrew herself from a catwalk show due to perform live on air for an advert for Elizabeth Arden while pregnant.
Hurley has also been seen with supermodel son Damian — who makes nearly $300,000 per movie. They posed nude together on Instagram in April 2018.