Rutherford granted temporary sole custody of children

25 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Gossip Girl’ mom granted temporary sole custody of two children.

(CNN) — Actress Kelly Rutherford, who played Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl, has been granted temporary sole custody of her two children in a protracted dispute that sparked an online petition.It comes after much campaigning which saw the likes of Kim and Kelly’s Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford coming forward in support of her winning her children back by urging their fans to sign a petition which, if it reached 100,000 signatures, would be reviewed by policy-makers at the White House.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas ruled that son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 5, be brought back to the United States from Monaco, where they have been living with their father, Daniel Giersch. “We are pleased that the Los Angeles Superior Court acted swiftly on Friday, May 22nd to confirm its continuing jurisdiction over the custody matter and the parties’ two children,” Rutherford’s attorney, David Glass, said in an email. “We remain hopeful that Mr. In a statement, Rutherford’s lawyer Wendy Murphy told People magazine: ‘We are ecstatic, and hopeful that Monaco will respect the California court’s ruling and send the children home. ‘It has long been our position that Monaco has no jurisdiction because Hermes and Helena, as American citizens, have an absolute right to live in their own country.’ Giersch, after reviewing the Orders, will cooperate fully and assist us in peacefully transferring the children to Kelly’s custody.” He claimed she was refusing to turn over the children’s passports. Rutherford argued that she was willing to have a mutually agreed party hold them but did not want to turn the documents over to a designee of Giersch’s choice.

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