"If I had wanted many, many millions, I probably would have done nothing, and figured that my father was going to leave, leave me a lot of money. At this point, I'm very likely disinherited, and that's the many, many millions that are likely gone. I was glad to do that, for the cause," he said.
Though the trial has made a public spectacle of the Astor name, Philip said it has also brought national attention to the issue of elder abuse.
"She didn't choose this. ... Certainly she wouldn't like what's happening, but look what it's doing, in terms of addressing an incredible cause," he said. "And I think what the result of what we're in the fray of now, and how this will extend beyond Brooke, is really personally very important, about how this will inform the greater discussion of elder justice."