Justice Ellen Gesmer closed her courtroom to the media in the Kelly Rutherford hearing this morning. She also angrily asked Kelly Rutherford where the children were. Daniel Giersch’s mother, the children’s grandmother had come from France to New York City to care for the children during the hearing. But Rutherford ignored the court order and did not bring the children.
It is doubtful that Judge Gesmer would allow Kelly Rutherford to leave her courtroom today without bringing over the children. Hopefully, there is a back entrance to the courthouse away from the media.
This is Family Abduction and we hope that Judge Gesmer does the right thing and allows the children to return to Monaco with their grandmother. Hopefully Judge Gesmer will find a way to work with the Monaco courts to create an International Custody Agreement.