Kelly Rutherford Loses Her Kids, Ordered to Return Them to Monaco

By Johnny Lopez


A New York judge ordered Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford to return her two children to ex-husband Daniel Giersch in Monaco on Tuesday.

Rutherford has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle ever since splitting with the German businessman in 2008.

In 2012, a California judge ordered the children to live with their father in Monaco after his visa had been revoked. Kelly has been fighting to get her kids back to the U.S. ever since.

This latest court battle comes after Rutherford failed to return her son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6, to Griesch on Friday. Because of her actions, Griesch labeled it a "child abduction."

After the judge made his ruling on Tuesday, the children, escorted by their paternal grandmother, immediately made their way to the airport for their return to Europe.

Kelly's next court date is scheduled for September 3rd in Monaco.



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