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Hurley 'distraught' over lover's statement

LONDON, England -- Pregnant Liz Hurley has said she is "deeply" hurt by millionaire Stephen Bing's insistence that their relationship was not "exclusive" and that her child may not be his.

The actress and model hit back after Bing broke his silence to cast doubt over whether he is the father.

On Tuesday, Bing released a statement which said: "Ms. Hurley and I were not in an exclusive relationship when she became pregnant.

"It is her choice to be a single mother. The insinuation that I would not care about the well-being of another human being has been very hurtful to both myself and my family.

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"If indeed I am the father, I will be an extremely involved and responsible parent."

'Loyal and faithful'

But later Hurley, 36, said that as far as she was concerned their relationship had been exclusive and she has been loyal to her lover.

She told the UK Press Association: "I'm deeply distraught by Stephen Bing publicly declaring that he hadn't been in an 'exclusive relationship' with me.

"This was the first I had heard of this and the implications are very painful, especially as I am shortly to give birth to his child.

"I loved Stephen enormously during the 18 months we were together. Contrary to erroneous reports, we were still very much happy together when I discovered I was pregnant.

"I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as, indeed, he assured me he was to me."

Bing, 35, a Hollywood film producer, pledged to be a "responsible parent" if he was the father of the baby, which is due in April.

The couple were reportedly involved in a relationship until last month.

The actress, who has appeared in the Austin Powers comedies and was the public face of Estee Lauder, announced her pregnancy last month and said the child was Bing's.

The millionaire stands to inherit even more money as his father is one of America's richest men.


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