This is so upsetting. Kelly Rutherford is being forced to send her children back to Monaco by the order of a New York City Supreme Court judge. This decision was made on Aug. 11 after the actress refused to send her kids home to their father in Monaco.
Poor Kelly Rutherford, 46. The mother of two, who has been fighting so hard for custody of her two kids, is being forced to send her children back to Monaco. The order to return Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, back to their father was made by a New York City Supreme Court judge during a court hearing on Aug. 11
Kelly was summoned to the courthouse in NYC to face the consequences of failing to return her children to their father on Aug. 7. The actress was supposed to appear for a hearing along with her two children after her ex-husband Daniel Giersch filed a writ of habeas corpus, but instead she showed up alone. Kelly’s excuse for not bringing the children along was to protect them from the “media circus” that was occuring right outside the courthouse, reports PEOPLE. This move angered Judge Ellen Frances Gesmer who was overseeing the case.
The judge stated she did not “look kindly upon” Kelly’s failure to obey the order and shut down the actress when she tried to address Judge Gesmer directly. Ultimately the kids were brought in through a side entrance before noon. The children were cared for for by Daniel’s mother who was in attendance. In the end, the judge sent the children back to their father in their paternal grandmother’s care.
Kelly Reacts To Child Abduction Claims Made By Her Ex
When Kelly refused to return her kids to Daniel, her ex accused her of child abduction. The actress has stayed strong throughout her messy and emotional custody battle, and she has no plans on backing down. “My first priority is to protect my children,” Kelly told Good Morning America on Aug. 10. “Their safety is my priority. I’m a mother first, and from the beginning, I said I would fight for my children. I think most parents would.” Hopefully this move won’t keep Kelly from being able to see her kids.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did the judge make the right call by ordering Kelly to send her kids back?
— Michelle Phi