Last week Kelly Rutherford refused to hand over her two children son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 6, to their father/ex-husband, Daniel Giersch after spending the summer in NYC with the kids. Giersch is now calling Rutherford a kidnapper.”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,” the German businessman’s attorney Fahi Takesh Hallin says in a statement.
“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,” Hallin added. “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.”
Rutherford decided to keep the children since no court would take jurisdiction of the kids. Kelly responded to ABC over the allegations. “I have decided that I cannot lawfully send my children away from the United States to live in a foreign country.” She added, “My first priority is obviously to protect my children. It’s very hard for the kids and it’s been cruel in a way because we just want to see each other and be together and they are very young.”
Its a difficult situation. So sad!