Kate Hudson's Dad Says Kids Are 'Dead to Me Now'

Bill Hudson responds to 'abandonment' accusation
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2015 10:21 AM CDT
Goldie Hawn's Ex Hudson: Kids Are 'Dead to Me Now'
Kate Hudson, left, and Goldie Hawn pose after they arrived for the show of the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Jan. 25, 2015.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The messiness continues between Goldie Hawn's oldest children and their father, Bill Hudson. As previously reported, Oliver Hudson lashed out at his dad via Instagram on Father's Day—posting a throwback photo of himself, sister Kate, and their father with the caption "Happy abandonment day." Bill Hudson broke his silence yesterday, saying that he was disowning his famous children. "I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name," he says in what the Daily Mail calls a "searingly raw interview." "They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver's Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this Earth."

The 65-year-old blames his ex-wife for "willfully alienating" Oliver, 38, and Kate, 36, from him, saying Hawn was motivated to present a "perfect family" when she began dating Kurt Russell. "When Kurt came on the scene, the narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf," he claims. The musician and actor also called out Hawn for allegedly cheating on him during their four-year marriage and using her money and fame to shirk custody agreements. In response to the Father's Day insult, the elder Hudson threw out decades-old photos and mementos. "If what he wanted was me out of their lives, then he's succeeded," he says of his firstborn. "I don't want to see either of my eldest children ever again. It's over." (They're far from the only celebs who are estranged from a parent.)

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