Real life embodiment of Not Without My Daughter (in HER mind), Kelly Rutherford decided to issue a “fuck y’all!” to the courts this week by not returning her kids to her ex in Monaco. If you’ve been following this mess, the hooker with a heart of gold from Melrose Place has been locked in a crazy custody battle for her son and daughter. Rutherford has even cried out for Obama to set the “not right” to “right” on her behalf. I don’t think he got back to her.
Kelly’s kids stayed with her in NYC for the summer and she was supposed to put them on a plane headed for their dad Daniel Giersch in Monaco on Thursday. She didn’t. Despite them having joint custody (as determined by a California judge), they have lived in Monaco with him full time since 2012 due to his US visa having been revoked. People reports that Rutherford has issued a statement explaining why her kids won’t be returning to their dad’s place in Monaco per court order.
“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. 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.”
I’m not sure pleading “confused” is the way to go. Is that the defense known as “dumb blonde?” Megan isn’t THAT confused because she’s determined that, since neither California nor New York are claiming jurisdiction over Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6 – the State of Rutherford will.
“The fact that neither state is claiming jurisdiction means 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.”
Obviously this story isn’t over. I’m a little confused, too. What I’m not confused by is that expression on Hermes’ face. The one that says, “Can I just go live with an aunt or something because this is a mess?” The pup obviously feels the same, Hermes.
Check out more pics of Kelly and Co. at an Ovarian Cancer Research Fund benefit in Southhampton this week. One of those pics features Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilarious or Hilaria or whatever.