Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kelly Rutherford Almost Bankrupt

Kelly Rutherford's steady paycheck from Gossip Girl is gone and now she finds herself living with a friend in a NYC apartment. Kelly spent most of her money fighting what turned out to be a losing custody battle with her ex-husband who lives in Monaco. She told E! News that she has made 40 trips to Europe and that she has spent every penny she has fighting for her kids. In September there is another custody hearing and she is hoping to convince a judge to have the kids move to New York. I wonder if she could have saved a whole lot of money just moving to Monaco and when she had auditions or needed to work she could fly from there to the US. She would still have all of her money and would be able to see her kids more frequently. Of course this is looking at everything from a bird's eye view and in hindsight and she loves her kids a lot and I'm sure she would say it is worth every penny to fight for your kids, but if she is bankrupt and can;t convince a judge to have the kids move to New York, how is she going to be able to afford to keep seeing them?

32 comments:

auntliddy said...

Something isnt right about this.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

I don't feel sorry for her at all just for the kids. She caused her ex to lose his visa so its her own fault they can't be in the states, he wouldn't be able to visit. She probably should have thought it through before spending all her money trying to keep the kids from him.

Del Riser said...

Are judge's in Monaco handling this?

Topper Madison said...

Why doesn't she have custody, again?

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@del riser, not sure now but original arrangements were made by a California court, he can't come to the United States anymore so it doesn't make sense the kids would be here.

MISCH said...

and she can't pay child support now either...wait he'll sue her...

nicola said...

@Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas I was going to say the same thing. This is her own undoing. She tried alienate her kids from their father and it back fired. She can move to France now.

April said...

Part of the deal is he has to provide plane tickets and accommodations when she goes to visit the children. The judge ordered her to do several things during the initial custody fight, including putting his name on the daughter's birth certificate and cooperating with him to ensure his Visa didn't expire. She tried to play games and didn't do what the judge told her to do. The court reasoned that since he wouldn't be able to come to the US to visit the children, she would have no problem going to visit them.

Moral of the story - listen to the judge.

car54 said...

Using kids as the rope in a tug of war.

Cecilia00 said...

Yup.
She just wanted full control of everything and assumed she'd get it IMO.

Nothing indicated he is an unfit father, and if she had something like that, she should of brought the proof to the table.

She overplayed her hand in a sense.

Susan said...

I wish the court just fined her for being an asshat rather than removing the children from her and putting them across the pond. I don't doubt that she acted poorly, but it does seem like the children are being punished because the adults - both parents and the judge - are being assholes and making bad decisions.

portlandjewel said...

I don't see how he is being an asshole. I don't know the whole story but if he can't come here to visit and its her fault then she's the asshole and she should be the one traveling. The children are probably happy and don't feel punished. They certainly aren't the first kids to have separated parents fighting for them.

The Original CDAN Reader said...

Is that a Birken Bag on her arm? That’s worth at least 4 RT tickets to Monaco - in Coach! Dumb ass.

Krokus De Boer said...

EU citizens don't need a visa to visit the US. We can stay up to three months without one. I don't understand why it would be different in his case. Maybe he can't live in the US but I'm sure he can visit.

Hazeldazel said...

When you're more cray-cray than Halle Berry, it's time to sit down and rethink your life choices.

This bitch. SMH

Unknown said...

The judge put them with the person who appears to be the more responsible one. After her nonsense, it's clear she didn't have their best interest at heart. Good for the judge for taking them from such a selfish and vindictive woman.

Unknown said...

+1

Unknown said...

^^^ love this

Unknown said...

One word why not to leave the US: jurisdiction.

If both parents and the children live in Monaco what court/country would have jurisdiction?

annabella said...

very very sad.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

@krokus, youre right sorry i kept saying visa, but his passport was also revoked because of her, he cannot legally enter the us.

Paisley said...

@krokus de boer

Kelly went to the authorities and accused him of dealing drugs and weapons in South America. Under the Victory Act, the accusation was enough to have his visa revoked. It was never proven. He can't reapply for three years. When the three years are up, the US judge said they would revisit the custody issue.

I still remember when their daughter was a baby and she tried to limit his visitation to a few hours a week due to her breast feeding schedule. She's been nothing but manipulative throughout this process and the judge has seen right through her.

Gayeld said...

She also didn't tell him when she went into labor with the daughter, so he couldn't be there when she was born. He heard about in the news.

Count Jerkula said...

She better put in for a reduction in Child Support now. Back when the market tanked and Housing Bubble burst, I was reading about laid off guys getting locked up for non payment, because it was taking up to 6 months to get in front of a judge for a hearing to reduce payments.

And the meter still runs while you are locked up. And getting locked up is on your record, so it hurts your chance of getting a new job, so you just keep falling further and further behind.



Allison said...

Kelly left her irate husband because he had a heart attack at. Young age, and she couldn't deal with it. Karma is a bitch, as they say.

Phillygrrl said...

Lmao...I wasn't the only one who picked up on the Birkin! That should give her a few bucks if she sold it...

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OKay said...

Don't know where you live, Jerkula, but I've never heard of ANYBODY getting locked up for getting behind on child support payments and my ex-BIL didn't pay a court-ordered dime for over ten years. Couldn't get his licence renewed, couldn't buy a house, but he never went to jail.

Count Jerkula said...

@CeeKay: As I said in the comment, I read it. I don't know anyone behind in support. The article focused on execs who lost their jobs in the collapse. The guy was having to pay $6k/month in support and had been recently cleaned out in the divorce, before collapse/lay off. I don't have a link and I read it 4-5 years ago.

The laws probably vary state to state.

Amy in MI said...

They lock em up in Michigan for non payment. Usually though reserved for the over 10,000 in arrears

Kristin said...

Don't know if you guys are still reading this but my ex was locked up at least 3 times for failure to pay support in the course of a year. Once they came into my apartment on father's day and took him to a bus with 4 other guys getting locked up for the same thing. I'm in NJ.

Anonymous said...

what a waste of money! she should have just saved her money, stayed out of court, talked to the baby daddy, modeled appropriate conflict resolution skills for her children, then everyone would be happy. Idjit.

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