Update: Rutherford has refused to send her children back on their scheduled flight to Monaco. She has issued a statement claiming that no country has jurisdiction over the children, that they’ve been in “exile” for three years, and that “no state in this country currently requires me to send the children away.” It’s absolutely galling that she has done this and is incredibly harmful to her children, who have friends, family and school in Monaco. She has created an international kidnapping situation, the same thing she’s falsely accused her ex of doing. You can read her statement on People Magazine. The arrogance and hubris she’s showing is just incredible and belies belief, despite the fact that she’s given us many, many clues that she might pull a stunt like this. She just kidnapped her own kids
Former Gossip Girl Kelly Rutherford
We’ve heard that Kelly’s custody battle is firmly in her ex’s favor after both a California, then a New York court, ruled that they didn’t have jurisdiction over the case. It’s likely that a court in Monaco will take jurisdiction. I doubt that Giersch will try to revoke Kelly’s parental rights, although given the fact that she tried to do that to him it doesn’t seem that outlandish. His side has said multiple times that they want to ensure that Kelly has a relationship with her children. I do hope they slap some kind of media ban on her, although she’ll probably claim that she can’t help being a paparazzi target.
E! Online reports Kelly is really worried now because she thinks she might not see her kids again. A source tells them that she is “beside herself” and that “Kelly truly doesn’t know with certainty when she can ever see them [the children] again, as the Principality of Monaco will soon be considering her ex’s petition to obtain sole custody.” Here’s the thing, even if her ex gets sole custody she can still have visitation. Plus his lawyer has said that “Daniel will continue to promote Kelly’s relationship with the children. He believes that the children deserve to love both parents and has never nor does he intend to ever participate in any negative press directed at Kelly. As always, Daniel will continue to guard the privacy of the children, in their best interests and for their safety.”
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