Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford was granted a temporary restraining order Thursday (Sept. 24) against her estranged husband Daniel Giersch, PEOPLE reports.
Rutherford claims the German entrepreneur has repeatedly harassed her and her family: “[He] has begun to follow me, my mother and my nanny and he shows up unexpectedly to threaten and scare us,” says the order, which is in effect for 21 days pending a court date to hear evidence.
Giersch’s lawyer, Fahi Takesh Hallin, released the following statement: “Daniel will remain focused on co-parenting both of their children and not make any personal comments in order to continue to protect the children’s need for privacy and well being.”
The estranged couple have been battling in court over their two children: son Hermés, who turns 3 next month, and daughter Helena, 3 months. A hearing date is set for Oct. 15.