Kelly Rutherford REFUSES to be silenced!
As we reported on Tuesday, a NYC judge ordered the actress' children to be sent back to their father in Monaco immediately.
Well now, the Gossip Girl star released a statement vocalizing her distaste for the decision!
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"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."
The thespian initially refused to hand over her two kids claiming she had no legal obligation to do so.
"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 former soap star even SLAMS her ex husband, Daniel Giersch.
"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."
But how do Hermes and Helena feel about this?
"I did my best to comfort the children, but there are no words to help children understand why a judge would be so cruel."
Lastly, she has the following message for Judge Ellen Frances Gesmer.
"As for Judge Gesmer, she has to live with herself and if she has a conscience, I suspect she will not sleep well, ever again."
We just hope this drama comes to an end!
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