Kelly Rutherford’s case was heard today in Monaco: did/will she lose custody?

Kelly Rutherford Lands In Nice Ahead Of Custody Hearing
It’s 6 hours later in Monaco than it is here on the east coast of the US, so it’s 4:00 pm there as we’re publishing this. I’m just sitting here waiting to hear the results of Kelly Rutherford’s custody hearing, which is scheduled for today. I’m assuming it’s already happened and that the results have not yet been published. The last we heard from Kelly, she was using a convoluted legal argument to complain about the fact that Monaco may take control of her custody case, which has been rejected by multiple courts in the US. She kept her children in the US past their scheduled visitation time this summer and had to be court-ordered to return them, which will not work in her favor for this latest ruling.

While Kelly currently shares 50/50 custody with her ex husband, German-born entrepreneur Daniel Giersch, he has had physical custody of them in Monaco, where he resides, since 2012. It’s thought that he will obtain primary custody today and that Kelly’s future visits with the children will be monitored. In their 2012 custody ruling, the judge cited the fact that Daniel has consistently tried to maintain Kelly’s relationship with their children although she has not returned the courtesy to him. Daniel’s lawyers have said that they will continue to promote Kelly’s relationship with the children. She is exceedingly lucky that her ex is so reasonable. If he was half as vindictive as she is she would be in trouble.

So Kelly is in Monaco now with her lawyer (not Wendy Murphy), her mother, and with her former Gossip Girl costar, Caroline Lagerfelt, who played her mother on the show. She’s been photographed out in France and Lagerfelt instagrammed a photo of them walking down a picturesque street together. Kelly’s lawyer also gave some batsh*t comments to People, as she always does:

“It was a Kafka-esque ambush proceeding that left the public in shock,” Rutherford’s U.S. attorney Wendy Murphy tells PEOPLE in a statement. “The kids were put on a plane just 24 hours after the father filed papers demanding that his own children be taken into custody on the grounds that they were at risk of being abducted. He lied.”

Giersch has declined to comment on Rutherford’s “false statements,” saying he is protecting Hermes and Helena’s privacy.

What will happen Thursday? After the N.Y.C. hearing, Giersch’s lawyers said the German businessman is not “looking to punish” Rutherford in Monaco court. Still, his attorney Ira Garr said they are “considering taking different measures about future visits to the United States, how the passports are held or whether the visits need to be supervised.”

[From People]

Yeah I pretty much expect that the passports will be held and that Kelly will lose custody but still be allowed visitation. Without getting too political, can you imagine if a father held the children past their scheduled visit? I doubt that the courts would be as lenient about allowing future visits, but we still have to see what happens. I’ll update this post once we know the details.

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Kelly Rutherford Meets With Her Lawyer In Monte-Carlo

Kelly Rutherford Meets With Her Lawyer In Monte-Carlo

Kelly Rutherford Meets With Her Lawyer In Monte-Carlo

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  1. meme says:

    this woman is insufferable and crazy. I hope she only gets supervised visitation because you know she’s the type to trash Dad when alone with the kids.

    • Crumpet says:

      She was stopped from doing so in court on the day she was ordered to hand the children over, so yeah, you know she does it constantly and it is incredibly damaging to children. I hope she loses custody and has supervised visitation. Supervised visitation is damaging in it’s own way, but less than letting her trash their father in front of them, and plant ridiculous directives like “scream if you are ever in an airport alone with your father.”

    • Erinn says:

      This whole court case really has opened my eyes to what a mess custody is. There are people just as nutty as Kelly who get away with this crap all of the time because the public isn’t watching. It’s such a shame. I hope she’s supervised as well – there’s no way she hasn’t been bad mouthing their father, or playing the victim in front of the kids.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        I do not know if public watching has helped any since most people seem to believe her. But there are many cases certainly where parents bad mouth the other to kids and play victim in front of people who they know and they get away with it.

    • Cindy says:

      Crazy like a fox though. Her ex- husband must be ready to put his head through the wall. How has he kept it together?

      • Belle Epoch says:

        …..aaaaand that’s not all:

        “The source said the Thursday hearing in Monaco was set to review Giersch’s request to vaccinate the kids.

        “He’s simply requesting to be able to vaccinate the children. There’s dispute there. He’s asking for court permission and some decision-making abilities,” the source said.

        “She’s fought him for years on vaccination,” the source claimed.

  2. aims says:

    Her ex husband has been very gracious during this whole ordeal. Even after she basically kidnapped them and was forced to return the kids back to their grandma, his statement was amazing. I don’t know if I would be as nice. As far as I’m concerned, they shouldn’t be alone with her until they’re considered adults and can make decisions for themselves. She has zero regard for the law.

    • Sabrine says:

      She’d prefer if her ex never saw the children at all. She’s running out of options and has make the situation worse for herself. Eventually the kids won’t want to live in America because it would mean leaving friends and what they’re familiar with, behind. I do feel sorry for her in some ways, but unfortunately as much as I want to be on her side, she’s sabotaged herself at every turn.

    • swack says:

      When they do get older they will see what is going on and make their own conclusions. I divorced after 25 years of marriage and my children were grown (youngest 21 and finishing college). I told them that they had to make their own relationship with their dad. Today, two of his grandchildren don’t know who he is because he wants my daughters to do all work to maintain a relationship. And when they do, he turns a blind eye to them. The oldest one had a relationship with him but that has gone by the wayside because of some of his actions. Kelly’s kids will realize at some point what went on. My one daughter also has a friend whose 13 yr old daughter won’t live with mom because she’s crazy (faked cancer). What goes around comes around.

  3. Laura says:

    If you check out People, she has some alleged list written by Helena. I’m no handwriting expert but if you looked at the words “Helena’s List” in her writing, the h’s and e’s in some of the words are an identical match to Kelly’s handwriting.

  4. laurabb says:

    She only wears white?

  5. Elvis says:

    I wonder who the woman in turquoise is. That’s not her mother and I’d be surprised if it were her lawyer.

  6. InvaderTak says:

    I just hope there’s a clear and long term solution coming down from the bench today.

  7. Ellie66 says:

    What’s up with all the white clothes? Does she not like any color? she looks like a glass of milk. Lol!

  8. Neah23 says:

    Wow were the paparazzi waiting outside her home in New York and followed her all the way to Monaco to photograph her in white outfits.

    My God is she predictable if there was anyone who believed that she wasn’t all about the attention then this just proves it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Note, she was actually photographed in France. Monaco has strict regulations about issuing photography and filming permits. It makes it unlikely (but not impossible) that there will be photos of her entering or leaving the court.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Update, there are photos from Atlantico Press online of her entering and exiting the court house. Atlantico is based in Portugal. There was also a film crew, but I don’t know where they were from. I wonder if either of them were authorized to be filming there?

    • L says:

      Yup-remember when she called that entire region a “fortress” and “oppressive”? She seems miserable right? right?!

      Ugh this woman.

  9. Lilacflowers says:

    Wendy, as a member of the public I do not consider you my spokesperson and no, the ruling to return the children to their father, as required by the custody order, did not shock me. The fact that the judge didn’t hurl your jingoistic jerk of a client into jail for contempt and child abduction did.

  10. original kay says:

    I read about her yesterday, out shopping.
    I rarely use this word, but I hate this woman. I hate what she is doing to those kids, to her ex husband, what she is doing on a global level, how she is hurting legitimate cases of child abduction. I hate her smug face, her shopping while in France when she says she is devastated to be away from her kids.

  11. BearcatLawyer says:

    My guess is that whatever the Monaco court did, it wasn’t in Kelly’s favour. If it had been, she and her lawyers would have already issued a press release and scheduled her media appearances. Methinks a gag order might very well have been issued…

    • LAK says:

      I’m sure she’ll find a way around any gag order.

      Whatever the outcome, the press release is coming. If as expected she loses, there will be lots of her usual BS about kidnapping, Murica and citizens exiled.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        She likely will wait until she is safely on US soil before she tries to violate a gag order. I have faith in Kelly’s inability to obey court orders.

      • Little Darling says:

        Hi Everyone! I agree, she cannot follow judges orders, and I absolutely have faith that this time is no different.

        The press release or interview should be epic. Bearcat, what can we expect with the ruling? can she fight something that this judge hands down?

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        As I tell my immigration clients, the ruling will happen when it happens. But if the court has issued a gag order or sealed the case file (and since I am not a EU licensed attorney, I have no idea if family court records are even public in Monaco as they are in many US jurisdictions), we may never know exactly what happened today in the Monegasque courtroom.

        Kelly and/or Daniel can likely appeal any adverse rulings (honestly, I can see Kelly taking this case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights because her AMERICAN CITIZEN children have been deported – NOT!), but unfortunately for her, her track record in this custody case is HORRIBLE. My impression is that most European family court judges would be turned off by her jingoistic, xenophobic, ignorant statements in the media, her attention-whoring, and her repeated violations of the CA custody order/mirror order in Monaco.

        My thoughts and prayers are with Daniel and the children today. No matter what happened, they are the ones who will almost certainly continue to suffer.

      • Little Darling says:

        Thanks Bearcat. I too feel so sorry for her kids.

        I also took your advice and mailed Theresa Beaudet, my judge, a thank you note. Hopefully it put a smile on her face!

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        That’s really wonderful, Little Darling. I bet it will make her day! And although she may never be able to tell you, I bet she will be genuinely happy to know you and your ex are doing right by your children and are in a much better place now. Big hugs and high fives!!!

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      The problem is that Kelly doesn’t follow court orders, so in no time, we’ll have pics and a new story about her…

    • minx says:

      A gag order would be wonderful.
      I’m curious to know what happened, but anything that shuts this woman up would be a great move.

      • Elliott says:

        Her constant release of photos of the children is exploitative and violates their privacy. The children cannot consent to this barrage of publicity and manipulation. It is also dangerous. Maybe an order, we could hope maybe, for her to stop it. Their father must be pulling his hair out seeing their little faces plastered everywhere.

      • anne_000 says:

        I think there’s already a court-order not to expose the kids to the media, because Kelly accused Daniel of violating it. There were photogs at the airport exchange and she accused Daniel of having them there. But I don’t think he did it. It’s not his pattern.

        But if it exists, then she’s the one who’s violating it with having her kids pose for the photogs in their pap strolls.

        Yes, I agree with you that it’s dangerous for her kids’ faces to be exposed because of the crazy comment she made on TMZ.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I wonder if she’ll use Monaco’s media restrictions as part of her narrative? Her being filmed standing on a French hillside, looking down to the evil fortress of Monaco where her ‘Murican children are being kept against their (ie. HER) will.

    • Samtha says:

      She’s an AMERICAN CITIZEN. Like she has to follow a foreign court’s gag order. ;)

      • jwoolman says:

        She didn’t follow the U.S. court’s orders to not parade the kids around in front of the media and to return them to their dad strictly on schedule with no hysterics….

      • Samtha says:

        Well, the US Courts were obviously corrupted by her shady German–GERMAN!!!–ex, so she doesn’t have to follow those either.

        (Hope it’s obvious I’m not serious here!)

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        She would be stupid to violate a gag order while still in Monaco and/or France. Admittedly Kelly is not that bright, but she does not strike me as the type who would risk actual arrest and jail time on foreign soil. I guess her love and willingness to fight for her AMERICAN CITIZEN children have SOME limits. (Sorry if that last sentence sounded really mean, but I. Just. Can’t. With. Her. Anymore.)

    • Miss M says:

      @bearcatlwayer: is it possible she got sentenced to stay in jail for the amount of days she kept the kids in US above of what was allowed?

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        I have no idea. I doubt it since the crime occurred on U.S. soil. But something happened because NO ONE seems to know anything about the hearing. Total radio silence!

  12. Kate says:

    Why do her lawyers split hairs and refuse to acknowledge that her willful custodial interference was not abduction? This is a sad situation for the children. I can’t imagine why some people are so vindictive that they would want to harm their children by depriving them of one of their parents. In 99.9% of these situations, it is due to pure malice and not because the other parent would harm or is somehow a danger to the children. Given how well-adjusted these kids seem to be, this appears to be purely a case of Kelly’s vindictiveness. Divorce makes some people crazy.

    • Elliott says:

      The Today show had an interview with a lawyer this morning that said “Kelly Rutherford should go on ‘apology tour’ in custody dispute, says legal analyst. Her narrative is cracking. Or Giersch has started advising the media he is going to sue them for libel and lying.

  13. jess says:

    I love how Kelly is only wearing white until she gets her kids back :) . Whatever will she do after labour day??

  14. cass says:

    Other than obvious spam comments, the comments on her instagram seem to be overwhelmingly positive – or am I looking at the wrong posts?

  15. GingerCrunch says:

    Her “friend” didn’t do her any favors by posting that pic from a quaint, medieval walled city. Now everyone will be wise to what a hell-hole her kids live in.

  16. Miran says:

    I really hope she loses custody and her visits are supervised after this. You’re totally right too, if a father did what she did and refused to return the kids to their mom, he would be charged with international kidnapping so quickly your head would spin.

  17. lucy2 says:

    “It was a Kafka-esque ambush proceeding that left the public in shock” Was the public in shock? The judge upheld a long standing custody order. Nothing shocking about that.

    “The kids were put on a plane just 24 hours after the father filed papers demanding that his own children be taken into custody on the grounds that they were at risk of being abducted.” Well, they WERE abducted, by Kelly. And she was well over the deadline to return them to their father’s custody, so those 24 hours were extra time Kelly illegally had with her kids.

    I hope this is all sorted out for the kids and their father’s sake, and Kelly has to have supervised visitation until she can prove she’s not going to abduct them again.

    • piecesofme says:

      And the end of that statement “he lied.” Except that I read her say over and over again that she was willing to do anything to keep her kids, and I think I even remember some talk of abduction–or a variation of “it’s not abduction if I don’t agree with the court’s ruling,” which is splitting hairs at best.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Oh the public was shocked, alright. We were shocked at Kelly’s deliberately unlawful behavior and shocked Kelly wasn’t slapped with contempt of court charges.

    • jwoolman says:

      She had a lot more than an extra 24 hours. They were supposed to go home the previous Thursday. She kept them somewhere unknown until the Tuesday hearing, so she was deliberately concealing them. The papers may have been filed 24 hours before the kids left with grandma, but she was in violation of a court order several days before. The 2013 decision was very clear that the transitions had to occur on schedule, any lateness would be penalized. She would be in trouble if ten minutes late without a good excuse such as traffic or airplane delays. She refused to reveal the children’s physical location to their father, I assume because she knew the police would be knocking on the door if she did. I don’t think she planned to go to court that Tuesday, she wasn’t dressed for it. And she showed up without the kids, a violation of a direct order from the judge. I wonder if she was planning to take them out of the city, out of state, or out of the country.

      She gets away with all this only because her ex is determined for her to maintain a relationship with the children. He is probably doing a lot of damage control with the kids, putting a good spin on her crazy actions and words if they get stressed about it. But that won’t work forever. What will she do if in a few years, her son decides not to visit her because he’s tired of the drama and her trashing his dad?

      • anne_000 says:

        @ jwoolman

        I agree with you. It was several days, not just 24 hours.

        I posted below where one can find news photos of her leaving NYC on Friday, August 7, 2015, with the kids and her boyfriend and a car trunk full of bags.

      • Tammy Adams says:

        You hit the nail on the head with that LAST Line……they are going to get tired of her being papped out and being in the middle of this custody case and having to choose sides, which isn’t healthy……They will end up hating her for trying to turn them against Dad……..
        Btw, Kelly has NO place to live, NO job…and what is she doing for $$$…..somebody ought to be checking out that “charity” she is running to…… NO judge is going to hand those kids over knowing she is batsh** crazy!!!!
        She is NOT fighting for the kids… is a personal vendetta against Daniel because she did NOT get a nice little divorce settlement…i.e $$$$$$$

      • Tammy Adams says:

        Part 2……the photos of her loading up a car…..should of gotten the police over there to arrested for child abduction…..that is why she is going to have supervised visitation…..she did NOT want the law to find her…..that poor boy was probably having anxiety attacks knowing that the Kelly and her boyfriend were abducting the kids…….

    • anne_000 says:

      Can someone tell me what a ” Kafka-esque ambush proceeding” is?

      Is she saying the judge ambushed her?

  18. Lotta says:

    I’ve been waiting for news about Kelly Rutherford’s custody case all they. I am so hoping for that this woman to loose her joint custody. She’s totally mad.

  19. Mollie says:

    Could somebody tell her that we are on to her stupid “all white innocent angel” wardrobe?

  20. MPA says:

    It’s not 50/50 custody. There is nothing in the court order about that. They were ordered to have Joint Custody, which is not the same thing. Most people make that mistake.

    You can have 80/20 and the court still calls it Joint.

    • jwoolman says:

      But the judge in 2013 did say they were trying to make sure the kids had as close to 50/50 timewise with each parent. The France/Monaco plan was the only one that permitted that without stressing out the kids with too much travel. Also the court was confident that the dad would follow their orders and help maintain the kids’ relationship with their mom, but mom had proven she wouldn’t do the same for the dad. She said in public that she didn’t think they needed a father.

      • Ennie says:

        Ironic if Kelly’s mom did the same, rearing them without a father. Look how stable, well meaning and appreciative of her eventual husbands (first and second) she turned out to be.

    • anne_000 says:

      The judge said she tried to make it as 50/50 as possible.

      The kids are with her during the regular seasonal school breaks (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) and she has them half the summer. Daniel has always complied.

      She’s said she’s visited them 80 times (which I find odd because last time she said 70 times but the extra 10 times was during the time they were with her?) That means he doesn’t raise a fuss and doesn’t prevent them from seeing her all these times.

      He pays for six of her visits per year, including air fare, car, and residence (at which her boyfriend stayed at too).

      He has the kids Skype her daily and writes her emails to keep her up-to-date on what’s going on with the kids.

      Before Kelly’s lawyer repeatedly contacted the State Department to tamper with Daniel’s visa, they were all living in CA and Daniel was willing to go along with joint custody. If she had just accepted co-parenting, then there would have been none of this mess right now.

      The judge gave Kelly two deadlines to help get Daniel his visa back, but now those deadlines have passed. She even refused to sign Daniel’s affidavit because it included a line in there that she would not be against Daniel getting his visa back. She told him to take that line out.

      Read the court documents. Google: Harris Ginsberg Kelly Rutherford Statement of Decision

  21. amp122076 says:

    Does this woman own a pair of pants that are not white denim?

  22. Samtha says:

    Has there been any news yet?

  23. Patti says:

    Just to point out she failed to return the children after their summer visit in 2014 & 2015. Both times she went to court to try to get custody and both times she was told to return them by a judge in New York. I think the ex husband just reached his breaking point with her games.

    • FLORC says:

      This woman is obviously unstable and it’s unhealthy for her children. Even if she wanted to do this properly in the courts she could have, but failed.
      She’s treated the USA soil as a type of ssafety zone in kids tag/capture the flag games. Like as long as she holds the kids in the safe zone no one can (by the rules) take them from her.

      I sort of hate her with her remarks on multiple citizenship people and children.

      • VelvetPaw says:

        She has a narcisstic personality diesorder, of course she is poison for her Kids, believe me my so-named-mother has the same disorder. She was/is elementary shool teacher and is the teacher with the most suicides among her students in this city for all i know (you know, kids) i know there is almost more then one person, but psychologically abuse is still abuse…
        And she is, too, a horrible creature, manipulative, delusional, malicious, insane, very very self-serving, not able to love, well herself all the more…..

        And by the way, Kellys xenophobia is disgusting.

  24. FLORC says:

    does she make her children wear white with her? Or do they always want to dress that way? Just curious.

  25. Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    alantico press outside court.. she’s not wearing white….

    • notasugarhere says:

      I didn’t see your post before I posted above. Yes, note how she’s wearing a stylish black-and-white dress for the court she thinks treated her respectfully?

  26. jwoolman says:

    They’re young enough that she likely buys their clothes. White isn’t very practical for kids.

    • kcarp says:

      I never ever let my kid wear white. STAINS! its like instantly we will be in a store and she just happens to roll in a puddle of spaghetti sauce.

      Of course if I was in an international custody battle I would only let her wear white. duh

    • K2 says:

      I actually find white really practical, if cotton or linen, because you just soak it in a whitener laundry solution and stains are bleached out – can’t do that with patterns or any other colour!

      Having said that, I doubt Kelly is that involved with their laundry arrangements. And she does dress them all like they live in a catalogue from the White Company.

  27. Tarsha says:

    Oh just sentence the Alex-Forest-white-wearer to jail. Or at least proclaim her unstable and give her supervised visits.

  28. funcakes says:

    They have to make an example out of her after the last incident. Whatever happens it’s definitely not going to be to benefit.

    • YT says:

      Good point! Her history of poor behavior and ignoring U.S. court orders will help the Monaco court make a decision against her.

  29. Maggie the Cat says:

    She has really f**ked heresy, shot herself in the foot, pride and selfishness are terrible thing and Kelly takes it to the limit I know she loves her kids, she grew their bones in her tummy, but her actions against their father are so wrong. There are so many men who walk away from their kids without a thought and the disfunction caused to families and society is immense. ere is a woman whose ex-husband is still including her in her babies life and she is still making no compromise. SMH

    • anne_000 says:

      I agree with you on most of your points, but I don’t know if she truly loves her kids and if she wants the best for them.

      She made them go through the unnecessary stress of having them go to court amidst what she called (and created) a “media circus” when she refused to send them back in a private and peaceful manner. I think that was horrible the way she physically used them as pawn pieces in this crazy game she’s playing.

      Instead, she could have just fought this in court, without the kids being physically involved. I’m thinking she knew about the court date in Monaco, so she could have taken her issue there, but without the children having to be present.

    • VelvetPaw says:

      She is not able to love bc of her NPDisorder.
      She want them bc there are valuable, and Daddy want them too, she is seeking attention no matter what….

  30. anne_000 says:

    Over at gettyimages, under editorial images, for photos on August 7, 2015, under Kelly Rutherford, there are several photos of Kelly, her boyfriend, the kids, and the car with a packed trunk.

    The captions of each photo reads that they were leaving NYC on Friday, August 7, 2015. Note that this is during the time when she refused to send the kids back home.

    Also note, that the NY Daily News has a quote by Daniel’s lawyer stating that Kelly, the boyfriend, and the kids were seen in a car on Sunday and warned that anyone aiding Kelly in abduction might face legal consequences.

    The lawyer also said that Daniel repeatedly asked Kelly daily during the abduction period where the kids were exactly, but that she refused to tell him.

    I know that Kelly’s supporters keep bringing up that she said she allowed Daniel to Skype the kids during that time. But know that you can Skype from anywhere with an internet connection, not just at Kelly’s residence.

    So if you put all this together, then there’d be no way of Daniel knowing exactly where the kids were staying at. Can you imagine if he pulled this same stunt on her (which he never did and based on his pattern, he never would)? She’d be screaming her head off. So is it OK that she did that to him?

  31. YT says:

    If Kelly loses, she might demand that the U.S. declare war on Monaco. LOL

  32. Marianne says:

    Why the F does she always wear white?

    • marcia says:

      what’s creepier is that she always seems to dress her 2 kids in white too – very odd, especially for a 9 year old boy – I have one of those myself and he’d be filthy in two seconds flat if I dressed him like that! edit: if he let me dress him like that.

  33. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I don’t want to sound weird, but with all these white pants, she could get a tampon commercial?

    • victoria says:

      I think she’s a little old for that – she’s premenopausal.

      • VelvetPaw says:

        This is misogynistic and unnecessary.

        I don’t like her either but, c’mon…

      • victoria says:

        VelvetPaw – I’m assuming that you’re responding to my comment (v.s. the original one about the TAMPON commercial). She’s not 25 and at her age, she IS premenopausal and that’s just a part of life, not bad, not evil. If I wanted to be misogynistic, there are plenty of other ways I could have gone about it. BTW, this is a gossip site, not CNN – if you want “necessary”, go there.

  34. Kim says:

    This is just sad all the way around for the kids.

  35. Lotta says:

    It’s weird that we don’t have any updates from her yet. Has the court ordered her to not talk to the press until they have made their decision?
    I mean, she loves talking to the press.

    • YT says:

      No news from Kelly is good news. Anything from her camp will be grossly distorted or fabricated anyway.

    • Wonderbunny says:

      I was thinking the same. I still think that if the court would’ve made any decision about sole custody, she would’ve been up in arms already. So either nothing in particular has changed, so she has nothing to spin into a drama, or she’s been told not to talk to the press. Though I don’t know how they could enforce that.

  36. Jen says:

    I can’t believe the ignorance and hatred in these posts. I thought family court needed reform, but you people need it more. The father kidnapped 2 American citizens in retaliation against their mother and blaming her for fighting for their return to the U.S. Is ignorance in action. Appalling.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      Sea Lion alert!
      Just the standard reminder–read the actual court documents, rather than believing the ADMITTED lies from Kelly and her string of lawyers through the years.
      Also–KELLY is the reason KELLY’s children don’t live in the United States. If you honestly believe the father kidnapped his two GERMAN citizen children, you really need to get more facts in your diet.
      Kelly would have no REASON to grieve if it were not for her own actions and those of her lawyers.

    • Wonderbunny says:

      Genuinely interested to know what does citizenship have to do with proper parenting?

      “You’re American, so you need to stay in America.” That’s some North-Korea level nationalism.

    • Alice says:

      1. They were working out a 50/50 custody agreement in the US when Kelly’s lawyer and Kelly decided it was a good idea to call Immigration and have the father’s visa revoked. This based on mere, unproven accusations. And then tried to get him to sign away his visitation rights in return for “making his visa problems go away”. Which likely amounts to an extortion attempt.
      2. The father has residential custody in Monaco due to a California court decision, there was no “kidnapping”. Had the events in point number 1 not happened, he would still be living in the US as would the children. Point 1 happened because Kelly thought that by having him kicked out of the country, she could eliminate him from the children’s lives and gain sole custody.
      3. She should grow up and put her children’s best interests first, rather than her desire to “beat” her ex-husband at any cost. Ego should have no place in this, something she clearly hasn’t learned yet.

    • Tarsha says:

      I used to feel like you Jen, but I readily admit I was ignorant of the real facts. Kelly is a psychopath, and I mean it in real terms. just read the court documents, she has character assassinated their father, used her children as weapons and she doesn’t believe they even need or deserve a father. She truly is the one in the wrong.

    • VelvetPaw says:

      Jeeeez Jen WAKE UP and read the court Files for god’s sake.

  37. Kat Matz says:

    I feel bad for her. She’s crazed with grief. She’s not raising/being with her children as they grow. Have some compassion, people.

    • TotallyBiased says:

      I have SO much compassion for mothers and fathers who truly HAVE suffered parental abductions.
      For those mothers whose children have dual citizenship in a country that doesn’t recognize their rights, and who may truly never see those children again.
      NO compassion anymore for a woman who throws mud on the Constitution and spouts jingoistic garbage insulting to actual veterans (such as myself) who spent months, even years in war zones so she could have the freedom to say those things. But she DOESN’T have the right to say what she does without repercussions.

      You say she’s crazed with grief–because the children she made with Daniel are in Monaco, where she is not only allowed but INVITED to visit them whenever she likes? And because she will have to wait a few months before having those two dual citizenship children with her in the US again? (That is, if she hasn’t totally screwed up by repeatedly violating the custody court orders.)

      What was her excuse when everyone was happily in California for forcing this situation into existence, then? She was crazed with grief because her children would be in the same city but not under her roof? People co-parent after divorce ALL THE TIME without going ‘crazed with grief” to the point of indulging in insane acts. I’m pretty sure the court-ordered psychiatrist said she wasn’t insane then. I’m also pretty sure she’s crazy like a fox now. We can only hope her twisting of the US media around her little finger and other Machiavellian behavior comes back karmically in the end.

  38. Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Court will continue in mid october, Daniel keeps the kids passports and she gets to spend 6 days with them in Monaco (before school starts)