Kelly Rutherford’s Ex Accuses Her of Child Abduction After She Refuses to Return Kids
UPDATE: A New York judge has ordered Kelly Rutherford and her children to appear in court on Tuesday.
Kelly Rutherford's ex-husband Daniel Giersch is calling her out for not returning their children to him, the latest event in a long-running custody battle over Hermes, 8, and Helena, 6.
He put out a statement through his lawyer Fahi Takesh Hallin, who said, "Daniel will continue to protect the children from any harm and any media exposure. Unfortunately Kelly has now added child abduction to extortion and false statements on her list of actions. Daniel will make sure that the children's safety and well being will be restored as soon as possible."
"He is very concerned about the traumatic impact that Kelly's behavior will have on the children. Kelly was to have delivered the children in France to their father on August 7, 2015. Child abduction is a crime, and everyone involved in kidnapping or abducting the children will face the appropriate legal consequences. Anyone associating themselves with Kelly and her abduction is violating the law," Fahl added.
Kelly, who has been spending the summer with the kids in New York City, recently explained why she was refusing to return the children to Daniel, who is currently living in Monaco.
Kelly and Daniel have been in a bitter custody battle since their split in 2010.