The former Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy as she is broke after spending about $1.5 million on the custody battle for her kids and divorce with ex-husband, Daniel Giersch.
She has filed legal documents supporting her bankruptcy that shows this whopping sum spent as the fees for the legal battle.
Kelly also has an outstanding amount of $350,000 in income taxes, Amex bill that amounts to $425,251. With her present income of $1279.33, the star has a total debt amount of $2,021,832.
The 44 year old actress has stated in her petition that she had borrowed huge sums of thousands of dollars from her circle of family and friends. The custody battle she undergoes are over her kids Hermes, 5 year old and Helena, 3 year old. This has put the star in a financial and emotional drain.
The judge gave custody of their kids to Kelly’s ex-husband, Giersch while in August 2012. He moved to France after he was barred entry to US as his Visa was revoked.
She said to US Weekly in May that, “I’m just looking forward to them coming home at some point soon. They’re U.S. citizens who were sent to a foreign country that neither their father nor I have any connection to.”