“Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford’s relationship with her estranged husband has just gotten that much uglier! Rutherford has been granted a temporary restraining order against her husband the father of her two kids, Daniel Giersch, after claiming he has been threatening and following her, among other things. The childrens nanny, Michaela Kothanova, claims she wound up quitting because she was so unnerved by Giersch’s attitude during custody exchanges and she was even threatened with legal action when she refused to answer his questions about Rutherford. Ann Edwards, Rutherford’s mom, alleges Giersch followed her and his son, 2-year-old Hermes, to restaurants and to a store without prior agreement. The declaration filed Thursday also accuses Giersch of being inflexible with his scheduled custody visits and stressing her out so much she’s having a hard time breastfeeding their 3 month old daughter Helena.
“I am not producing enough breast milk to store up quantities that can be given to Daniel for feeding Helena,” she claims in the document. “I believe that the stress Daniel has created for me is also negatively impacting my ability to produce milk.”
Giersch said in his own court filing Thursday that Rutherford is the one who’s switching up the visits on him and he has concerns that Kelly, her caretakers, and Kelly’s mother are causing immediate harm to their children. His lawyer says that Rutherford’s claims are nothing but ‘fabricated accusations.’
“Daniel will remain focused on co-parenting both of their children and not make any personal comments in order to continue to protect the children’s need for privacy and well being,” says his lawyer, Fahi Takesh Hallin.
A judge has ordered Giersch to stay at least 100 yards away from Rutherford, Helena and their son Hermes “except for brief and peaceful contact as required.” The restraining order is in effect for 21 days pending a court date on October 15th to hear more evidence. The once happy couple have been in and out of court for months now, hiring PIs and haggling over minor things such as the kids’ potty-training, pool fences, residency, school, travel, and more. Giersch also claims that he found out online when she had their baby. Now that cold Kelly. Since when is a simple phone call asking too much?