We recently learned that actress Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl) and her well-know celebrity attorney Wendy Murphy are once again on the media circuit telling the story that Kelly Rutherford was victimized by the U.S. Courts. Could Kelly Rutherford that has to fly to France for custody time with her children be the new celebrity activists for the anti-family court groups?
What is not being reported or acknowledged by Kelly Rutherford or her attorney, even in her Dr. Phil interview below is that she engaged in parental alienation during the custody dispute. We noticed that even when she appeared on the Nancy Grace Show with Nancy’s pal Wendy Murphy, the discussion of “parental alienation” was not a topic that was discussed (when would any topic be off the table with Nancy Grace?)
Here are some reports on her case:
“During their divorce and custody case, Rutherford embarked on a single-minded campaign of parental alienation against Giersch including her repeated refusal to put his name on Helena’s birth certificate. She was so persistent in trying to cut Giersch out of his children’s lives that it even got the attention of the judge in their custody case, something countless fathers will tell you is not easy to do. Generally speaking, courts grant mothers broad leeway in permitting or denying access by the father to his children.”
“In his (sic) decision, obtained by TMZ, the judge chose to make Kelly’s ex Daniel Giersch the “residential parent” because “Daniel (who lives in France) has facilitated the relationship of the children with Kelly … and Kelly simply has not done so.”
See the end of the above video she says, “I have always wanted them to have a relationship with their father … I want us to co-parent.” She is quite an actress and she says it convincingly. But then that’s “what she wanted” and not necessarily “what she did“. And on April 15, 2015 a Federal Court ruled that the California Family Law Court’s ruling that gives Rutherford’s former spouse custody of the children to live in France was upheld.
Inasmuch as Kelly Rutherford is blaming the Family Law Court System, perhaps she should really be speaking about Parental Alienation and what not to do! We really hope that Kelley Rutherford will stop bashing the family courts, playing victim and take ownership over the parental alienation issue. Perhaps it’s time she took a lesson from Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson in that regard.