1981: Multi-millionaire playboy Kent
Bogard was powerful, young, handsome, and Erica Kane’s perfect man.
He met the rising model on one of her business trips to New York City.
Kent turned to his father, Lars Bogard, to lure Erica away from Sensuelle
Cosmetics. Erica was attached to Sensuelle CEO Brando Kingsley. Lars agreed
to hire Erica as a model in his own company, for a cosmetic brand named
Kent secretly bought out Sensuelle from under Brandon. He openly pursued
Erica. Their rivalry came to a head in a New York restaurant where Brandon
called out Erica to make a decision between he and Kent. Knowing Kent
had more to offer, Erica chose him. Brandon left for Hong Kong.
As much as Kent thought Erica was perfect for Sensuelle’s “An
American Beauty” campaign, Lars thought otherwise. Lars even cut
Erica out of a movie where she was supposed to be the lead actress. As
Erica and Lars fought, Kent befriended Erica’s newfound sister,
Silver Kane. Soon, they were sharing more that just pleasantries; they
were sharing a bed.
1983: Seeing what his affair with Silver was doing to Erica,
he decided to break things off with her. But Silver had already told Erica
the truth. They got into a confrontation at the Founder’s Ball.
Kent wanted to alleviate the situation and invited Erica back to his hotel
room. There, the argument heated and Erica reached for the gun she had
given him on his birthday. It accidentally discharged, and Kent fell back.
He was dead.