Kelly Rutherford Files For Bankruptcy

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June 23, 2013 | 8:40pm EST

Actress Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy after losing a fortune in a custody battle with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch.
In new legal documents obtained by, the former Gossip Girl star reveals she has debts of over $2 million and no means to pay them with a reported monthly income of less than $1,300 – and so has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Reports suggest the actress spent $1.5 million in her custody battle over children Hermes and Grace with Giersch.
Rutherford wed the German businessman in 2006 and gave birth to their son the same year. The couple split in 2009, while she was pregnant with their daughter.
A bitter custody battle, during which Rutherford accused her ex of violence and drug dealing, followed. Giersch, who now lives in Monaco, was awarded custody of the two children, while Rutherford was given permission to visit them in between acting jobs.