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The Gossip Girl actress was seen bonding and grabbing lunch with her little ones on Friday — only one day after her MAJOR custody hearing overseas.
Unfortunately, a source relayed that though the feuding parents have joint custody, Miz Rutherford's mini-mes are to remain with their father in Europe for the time being.
However, the determined mother will have her chance again in Monaco's court system on October 26.
An insider shared:
Daniel might have home field advantage, but Kelly looks ready to fight!
That's because after the Gossip Girl actress was forced to send her two children back to Monaco with their father Daniel Giersch, Kelly decided to take things to the South of France on Wednesday to duke it out in court.
But luckily, Kelly isn't alone — she brought along her lawyer as well as her GG co-star/on-screen mom Caroline Lagerfeld for emotional support!
We're glad Caroline is there to keep Kelly calm while she struggles to get Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6 back on United States soil.
[Image via INFphoto.com.]
Kelly Rutherford's Last Minute Attempt To Get Her Children Back Shut Down By Judge, But The Fight Is Far From Over!
This is just so sad.
However, the Gossip Girl star wasn't going to let her children go without a fight. Reportedly, the 46-year-old filed a federal lawsuit just an hour after the decision was announced in order to try to regain custody of her children from her ex-husband.
Unfortunately, a judge denied her suit the very same day.
Miz Rutherford's lawyer shared:
Kelly Rutherford is not going to take this fight lying down!
However, one of the biggest controversies was that the former soap actress initially refused to do so, making the German businessman accuse her of "child abduction."
Well now, the 46-year-old is addressing those claims.
On Friday, the Kentucky native appeared on Good Morning America where she talked — along with her lawyer Wendy Murphy — to Robin Roberts about her dilemma.
In regards to those kidnapping allegations, she said:
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!
"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.
Kelly Rutherford's Custody Battle Gets Messier! She Ignores Today's Court Orders And Shows Up WITHOUT Her Kids!
Kelly Rutherford is taking a stand!
The thespian believes she is not legally required to perform such an action, while her ex Daniel Giersch vehemently disagrees.
Fast forward to Tuesday, the 46-year-old appeared in court…
Well this just keeps getting messier!
Kelly Rutherford has made it very clear that she believes she does not have to return her kids to her ex-husband Daniel Giersch in Monaco.
Rutherford's visitation period ended last week and since then, she's ignored the court order that was sent to her demanding to return the children to Daniel in Monaco.
The reason Kelly believes this is because she's claimed that she's been to L.A. and New York courts and judges in both states have said they have no jurisdiction over the case.
Well that may not ACTUALLY be true. Since Rutherford tried ignoring the court order, Daniel — who now claims she's a child abductor for ignoring the order — will be forced to appear in in court WITH her children on Tuesday.
A New York judge made the order under direction of Giersch that the actress needed to be notified by 3 p.m. today regarding tomorrow's hearing, but that notice can be sent by e-mail or secured Facebook message.
We'll see how this all unravels tomorrow, but for the sake of the kids, we hope things don't get any messier.
[Image via WENN.]