Daily Dish: Kelly Rutherford Files Restraining Order Against Her Husband
The ‘Gossip Girl’ star claims her estranged husband is getting a little to close for comfort.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford has been dealing with soap opera-ready drama both on and off-screen. The actress filed a restraining order against her estranged husband Daniel Giersch on Thursday.
Rutherford claims in records filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court that Giersch “has begun to follow me, my mother and my nanny and he shows up unexpectedly to threaten and scare us.”
The restraining order is temporary, pending a court date.
While Giersch denied the claims through his attorney, children’s nanny Michaela Kothanova claims his constant inquiries about Rutherford and his unsettling behavior caused her to quit her job.
The documents also record claims that Giersch showed up at a restaurant where Rutherford’s mother Ann Edwards was eating with Rutherford and Giersch’s 2-year-old son, Hermes, “blocking [their] way out of the restaurant.” Rutherford spotted him while shopping with her son the following day.
Rutherford is currently embroiled in a custody battle over their two children, Hermes, 2 and Helena, 3 months.
Here’s hoping the couple can find a much less dramatic resolution to their primetime-ready custody drama. (People)