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Kelly Rutherford Has Sadly Lost Her Three-Year Custody Battle

Kelly Rutherford has sadly lost her custody battle with ex Daniel Giersch, a fight that has been going on for three years now.

The 47-year-old former Gossip Girl actress will only be able to visit her kids – son Hermes, 9, and daughter Helena, 6, – in Monaco and France moving forward, according to reports.

Kelly was awarded $3,281 in “maintenance” from her ex after she reportedly went bankrupt while fighting for the custody of her kids.

The kids spent the summer in New York with Kelly this year and she was forced to hand the kids over to Daniel‘s custody in August.

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Kelly Rutherford Divulges Painful Details About Her Custody Battle

Kelly Rutherford is opening up about the painful details about her divorce and custody battle with her ex Daniel Giersch, who she shares kids Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6.

Daniel was subtly verbally abusive,” the 46-year-old actress told Vanity Fair. “He was trying to alienate me from everyone in my lifeā€”my parents, my brother.”

“I didn’t want any money from Daniel,” Kelly said of her divorce. “I wanted us both to be great parents. I wasn’t asking for full custody. Daniel made me go through a custody evaluation while I was pregnant. He sued me like he’d sued Google. He served me custody papers right up until I went into labor.”

Hermes says, ‘Mommy, I don’t want to go back and forth.’ My children and I have lost years of dailiness. How do you get those years back? There is no way I am not going to fight to get my children back.”

Kelly‘s former co-star on Gossip Girl Ed Westwick also spoke to the mag.

“She was how you would want your ideal mother to be. Most of the rest of us were teenagers and she was like our mother,” Ed said.

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Kelly Rutherford Must Send Children Back to Monaco on Court Order

Kelly Rutherford arrives at court for a hearing regarding her two children Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6, on Tuesday (August 11) in New York City.

The 46-year-old actress has been ordered by the judge to send her children back to Monaco after she missed the deadline and refused to return them to their father.

The judge ultimately said that Kelly had to send her kids back while her ex Daniel Giersch worked out his U.S. residency issues. Kelly is already en route to the airport with her two children to send them back.

There will be a custody hearing in Monaco on September 3, TMZ reports. More Here! »

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Kelly Rutherford's Ex Daniel Giersch Responds to Her Refusal to Send Kids Back to Monaco

Kelly Rutherford‘s ex husband Daniel Giersch is responding to her refusal to send her two children – Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6 – back to Monaco.

Daniel will continue to protect the children from any harm and any media exposure. Unfortunately Kelly has now added child abduction to extortion and false statements on her list of actions. Daniel will make sure that the children’s safety and well being will be restored as soon as possible. He is very concerned about the traumatic impact that Kelly‘s behavior will have on the children. Kelly was to have delivered the children in France to their father on August 7, 2015. Child abduction is a crime, and everyone involved in kidnapping or abducting the children will face the appropriate legal consequences. Anyone associating themselves with Kelly and her abduction is violating the law,” Daniel’s lawyer Fahi Takesh Hallin told E! News in a statement.

Over the weekend, Kelly released a lengthy statement about refusing to return her children to Monaco. There has been a legal battle between Kelly and Daniel for many years over the children.

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Kelly Rutherford Refuses to Send Her Kids Back to Monaco

Kelly Rutherford has put her foot down and decided that she will not send her kids back to Monaco despite a court order that says she must.

The 46-year-old actress was supposed to fly her two kids – Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6 – back to Monaco to be with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch on Thursday, but never made the trip.

“These past three years waiting for my children to come home have been very difficult. My children were forced to leave the United states in 2012 when they were only 2 and 5 years old,” Kelly told People. “In May, a judge in California gave me sole custody and brought them home. I am immensely grateful and overjoyed to have them back. Since May, however, the court proceedings have been confusing.”

Kelly added that because neither California or New York, where she tried getting her case heard, will claim jurisdiction, “no state in this country is currently protecting my children. It also means that no state in this country currently requires me to send the children away. Hence, I have decided that I cannot lawfully send my children away from the United States to live in a foreign country.”

Click inside to read the rest of Kelly Rutherford’s statement… More Here! »

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