After the teen decided not to board a plane leaving London for NYC, a judge ordered that Rocco must return to his famous mom in New York.
Ritchie’s lawyer Eric Buckley argued that Rocco wanted to spend Christmas with his father, saying, "He has expressed very clearly that he does not want to return to New York," but Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan wasn’t in agreement.
Kaplan ordered that Guy must take Rocco back to NYC and said that the teen will have his own appointed lawyer. Kaplan told Madonna, "I’m granting you all the relief you have requested. I’m directing the child to be returned to New York. If he wants to stay with his father, he must return to his mother.”
Kaplan also ordered Madonna and Richie not to discuss their legal proceedings with Rocco.
Madonna left the hearing surrounded by court security officers, assistants, and her own bodyguards.
The superstar and director Ritchie split in 2008 after eight years of marriage.