Kelly Rutherford's Children Ordered Back to Monaco

New York Supreme Court judge sides with father in a stunning development.
2:31 | 08/12/15

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with that new development concerning actress Kelly Rutherford and her international custody battle. A federal judge ordering her two young children to be sent back to their father in Monaco. ABC's linsey Davis here this morning with that story. Reporter: Media was kicked out of the courthouse yesterday. They said the kids hugged and kidsed her mother good-bye. They went right to their paternal grandmother. This morning, the kids landed in Monaco. This morning, the children of Kelly Rutherford are back in Monaco with their father Daniel giersch as the bitter custody battle rages on. No words at this moment. No words. Reporter: A teary Rutherford leaving a Manhattan federal court without 8-year-old Hermes and 6-year-old Helena who had been staying with her the past five weeks. How does a mother lose basically custody of her kids? Kelly Rutherford has been placed in a no-win situation. No court's willing to step up and enforce any requirements on him. Here in the United States. So, in effect, these kids are now Monaco kids. Reporter: Tuesday's hearing is the latest in a six-year saga between Rutherford and her German businessman ex-husband. Originally supposed to share custody after their divorce until giersch's Visa was revok revoked. Granting Rutherford Summers with her children. It's very hard. It's been kind of cruel in a way. We just want to see each other. Reporter: Giersch calling Rutherford a kidnapper after she failed to return the children last week. His lawyers very happy with Tuesday's ruling. He's a loving father. He's very pleased that the order has been enforced. Reporter: When asked by reporters how Rutherford is feeling. How any parent would feel that lost their kids. Reporter: They'll be back in court September 3rd in Monaco to discuss custodial and medical decisions. David. Of course, these kids now old enough to understand

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