Kate Hudson‘s biological father Bill has spoken out after her brother Oliver slammed him in a recent Father’s Day Instagram post.
“I say to them now, ‘I set you free,’” Bill told the Daily Mail. “I had five birth children [including three from another relationship], but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own.”
He continued, “I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. 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.”
Bill said that his ex-wife Goldie Hawn never had anything bad to say about him until Kurt Russell entered the picture.
“But when Kurt came on the scene, the narrative changed, and I became the big, bad wolf,” Bill said. “I would say to her, ‘Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I’m an absent father when it’s simply not the case?’ and she’d laugh and go ‘Oh Bill, you know it makes for a better story.’”
Bill and Goldie were married from 1976 to 1980 and the kids were raised by their mom and her longtime partner Kurt after the divorce.