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Kelly Rutherford Releases Statement After Judge Orders Her Children Back to Monaco

Kelly Rutherford Releases Statement After Judge Orders Her Children Back to Monaco

Kelly Rutherford has released a statement responding to a judge’s decision to send her two children, Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, back to Monaco to live with their father Daniel Giersch.

“What the judge did yesterday was shocking, illegal, and abusive to my children,” the 46-year-old actress told People in a statement. “Without any legal authority, a judge from the lowest ranking court in the state court system violated the highest ranking deferral constitutional rights of my American citizen children.”

“Knowing she had no authority, Judge Gesmer seized my children and their U.S. passports, and forced them to leave the United States and reside in Monaco, a country where neither they nor I, nor even their father, has citizenship,” Kelly continued.

Click inside to read the rest of Kelly Rutherford’s statement…

“The children’s father didn’t care enough about the children to be here himself. Contrary to his many false claims, he, like all German citizens, can come to this country anytime on his German passport. But he didn’t bother. I did my best to comfort the children, but there are no words to help children understand why a judge would be so cruel.”

“As for Judge Gesmer, she has to live with herself and if she has a conscience, I suspect she will not sleep well, ever again.”

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  • ed

    OMG somebody needs to shut this b.-.. up

  • Danae

    No, he can’t come to the US any time ON HIS PASSPORT, just like other citizens of Germany can’t. He needs visa and since she did everything she could to make it impossible to him to obtain one, he can’t travel to the US. That’s why he sent his mother to the hearing and the children travelled to Monaco safe and sound with a person they know better and trust more than their insane mother.

    “Knowing she had no authority”? How, then, her decisions are respected and the children are taken away from their mother, if the judge has no authority?

    Kelly is not only insane, but also lacks basic information and common sense. The difference between her and Daniel is that he wants his children to be safe and happy, whereas Kelly just wants to punish her ex-husband by using their children. I feel so sorry for them… Such a great mom Kelly is.

  • Chelsea

    What an absolute bitch! Does she spend her time on anything besides blaming everyone for the problems she caused herself? She’s lucky she isn’t in an prison for kidnapping children.

  • Jake

    Im sorry but you’re wrong here. German citizens can enter the United States without a visa at ANY time. YOU lack the basic knowledge.

  • Guest

    Sorry, but you’re wrong. We need a visa (= visitation visa) to enter the USA. That means YOU lack the basic knowledge. Daniel is on the “No Fly”-List, so he can’t come to the USA with his German passport.

  • Danae

    Last time I checked, German citizens had to apply for ESTA travel authorization before entering the US in order to enter the country without a visa.
    Also, I believe that Daniel needs extra efforts in order to obtain a visa right now, hence his mother’s presence in the court, who travelled back to Monaco with her grandchildren after all.

  • Von

    Why are Americans goes after her, it’s nit just about her case, what is worrying is how the American courts are abandoning two American children.

    Take her out of equation and the situation is alarming .

    A man or women comes America marries a American has two children with them , the children are born and raised in US, the couple get divorced in the US , go through custody hearing in the US

    American courts gives them joint custody and mother/ father physical custody and allowed to leave the US TEMPORARY with the condition that they will move back to US with the children.

    The non Us citizen parent doesn’t move back and still years later has the kids residing outside the U.S, even though that is angst the custody agreement.

    Now some foreign court Monaco, a country neither the parents nor the children are citizens of and a country US parent has never resided in.

    And this foreign government will decide if the if the non-American parent gets sole custody , and can keep the children in the foreign country indefinitely.

    I’m not even American and this would piss me off .

  • person

    so sad :( how horrible for Kelly. She has done nothing wrong and her husband has, yet he gets her kids :( so sad

  • Anon2

    And you’ve read the actual court papers?

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  • Danae

    Nonsense.
    Removing Kelly from the picture completely changes the case. She made the first mistake by not informing Daniel of his daughter’s birth and not putting his name on Helena’s birth certifcate for THREE years. That’s quite a long time to recall the name of the guy that you’ve had a kid with. She has made numerous attempts to separate the children from their father and had recently kidnapped them, ignoring court orders.

    Kelly herself made it impossible for Daniel to come back to the US, hence the court’s decision that children are going to reside in Monaco. Kelly can fly back and forth to Europe while Daniel cannot enter the US (upon the wish of his ex-wife) and therefore would not be able to see his children. They also didn’t go through custody hearing in the US – Kelly was physically present in the court but Daniel was there via the videoconference because, guess what?, he got his visa revoked thanks to his insane ex-wife.

    On the top of that, to be a resident of Monaco you need to prove that you have, let’s be honest, tons of money. Daniel is able to provide stable financial support of his children, education and living conditions. Kelly, on the other hand, has filed for bankruptcy. How would she support her children without stable source of income and no savings? By dragging them around to all of these red-carpet events for Z-listers and hasbeens? I know that it’s her favourite pastime but it doesn’t seem suitable for kids.

    She had a great plan to kick her husband out of the US, keep her children all for herself and “punish” him. The thing is, the plan backfired and now she’s playing the victim.
    The court’s decision is perfectly legitimate.

  • Sabrina

    Correct. Germans need to get an ESTA application for any (!) short travel to the U.S., a visa for longer travel or work. There is no way Daniel will be able to get an ESTA when he previously had a visa revoked so her saying he can travel to the U.S. any time is rubbish.

  • Jezza

    He can’t come here on his passport, and she knows it, and she knows why!!. How can she be so ignorant?!?!

  • Jezza

    Google Rutherford statement of decision and read the court documents. Particularily section V, paragraph A titled “Kelly’s three year pattern of not facilitating Daniel’s relationship with the children”.

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