LOS ANGELES – The man who Elizabeth Hurley says is the father of her child says he's not sure the baby is his.
"Miss Hurley and I were not in an exclusive relationship when she became pregnant," writer-producer Stephen Bing said in a statement Tuesday. "It is her choice to be a single mother."
Hurley, an Estee Lauder cosmetics spokesmodel and co-star of the Austin Powers movies, said she was "deeply distraught" by Bing's remarks that he had not been in an "exclusive relationship."
"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," she said in a written statement. "I loved Stephen enormously during the 18 months we were together."
"I was completely loyal and faithful to Stephen throughout this time as, indeed, he assured me he was to me," she added.
Bing dismissed tabloid speculation that he planned to abandon the 36-year-old model-actress and the child, due in April. His publicist said she didn't know whether he would seek a paternity test.
"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," Bing said. "If indeed I am the father, I will be an extremely involved and responsible parent."
Bing is a former writer for the sitcom Married ... With Children and producer of films including last year's Get Carter.