Kelly Rutherford is taking aim at the New York judge who ordered her son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6, be returned to their father in Monaco on Tuesday ... and she's gone straight up gangsta!
In a terse statement to People, the former Gossip Girl star slammed Judge Ellen Frances Germer by saying:
"What the judge did yesterday was shocking, illegal, and abusive to my children. 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."
Rutherford was forced to relinquish her kids in court yesterday after her ex-husband Daniel Griesch claimed she had abducted their children when she failed to return them to Monaco last week.
The 46-year-old Hollywood star further slammed the judge by adding:
"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. 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"
Upon the judge's ruling, the children's paternal grandmother wisked them immediately back to Monaco.
Kelly also called out her ex-husband's false claims of child abduction by saying:
"I told him in writing repeatedly that the children were in New York, safe with me. He Skyped with the children and talked to them many times during the periods when he claimed he did not know their whereabouts, or whether they were safe. It was all lies to persuade the court to issue an emergency order."
"As for Judge Gesmer, she has to live with herself," Kelly said, "and if she has a conscience, I suspect she will not sleep well, ever again."
Mama Rutherford is scheduled to be back in court on September 3rd in Monaco.