Her story has touched the hearts of mums and dads all over the world, particularly after the dramatic events of the past week, and now an emotional Kelly Rutherford has spoken out after losing custody of her kids.
The former Gossip Girl star was called before a New York court yesterday after refusing to surrender her two young children to their father in Monaco. After reportedly receiving a dressing-down for going against a court order, Kelly’s kids were removed from her care and sent to Monaco with their paternal grandmother.
Speaking out after yesterday’s events, the 46-year-old has delivered some harsh words to Judge Ellen Gesmer over her ruling.
Accusing Judge Gesmer of effectively ‘arresting’ eight-year-old Hermes and six-year-old Helena, Rutherford branded the judge’s actions as “shocking, illegal, and abusive” to her children.
“She has to live with herself, and if she has a conscience, I suspect she will not sleep well, ever again,” the star said, according to entertainment site TMZ.
The actress also condemned her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, claiming that he lied to secure the emergency court order. The mother-of-two added that, while Giersch told the court that he didn’t know where she and the kids were, he had been on several Skype calls with them while they were staying with her.
This is an incredibly sensitive case, and we just hope that these two little kids are being looked after amid the media circus.