Kelly Rutherford’s child custody victory has been overturned.
Last week Friday, the Gossip Girl actress was granted sole custody of her two kids by a California judge. Her children, 8-year old Hermes and 6-year old Helena, have been living in Monaco with their father, Daniel Giersch since 2012.
But on Thursday, another judge overturned the ruling, stating that the previous judge failed to take into account that Monaco has jurisdiction in the case. Giersch’s lawyers had complained that Kelly’s attorneys tried to pull a fast one by filing a custody petition in California even though they knew Monaco has authority over the case.
The new judge, Maren E. Nelson, now says the whole international misunderstanding will be cleared between her and the Monaco judge in a conference call scheduled for June 11.