Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford is being punished by the gods for naming her child Hermes. She’s filed paperwork to bar her estranged husband, David Giersch, from leaving the country with their two-year-old son, Hermes, for fear she’ll never see him again. He, in return, is alleging that she was violent and once threw a laptop at him. I am alleging that perhaps this kid would be best if kidnapped and raised in the People’s Republic of Congo, or anywhere else where the majority of the populace hasn’t heard of Hermes or, for that matter, herpes.
Estranged husband David Giersch countered in L.A. Superior Court with papers alleging the actress, who’s four months pregnant with their second child, has a bad temper, once throwing a laptop at him and another time trying to sock him with her fist.
Rutherford, 40, filed for divorce from Giersch, an entrepreneur, last month after being married a little over two years, seeking sole physical custody with monitored visitation. On the same day, Giersch filed for legal separation, seeking sole legal and physical custody with visitation for her.
In emergency papers filed Jan. 9, Rutherford sought to bar Giersch, 34, from traveling outside the United States with their son Hermes.
“I feel there is some risk that he will leave the country with Hermes and I will not know where they are,” Rutherford said in a declaration, adding that during their marriage, he told her of a pending investigation in his native Germany that could lead to his arrest.
Oh, and did I mention that Kelly is four months pregnant with another kid?
If you’d just named the first one “Tom” or “Mark” or “Steve,” none of this would be happening.