Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy.
Legal documents show that Rutherford’s financial problems stem from a custody battle with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch. She spent almost $1.5 million in legal fees. She also owesÂ $350,000 in income taxes for 2012 and has an American Express bill of $25,251.
Rutherford and Giersch divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage. They have two children together:Â Hermes, 6 and Helena, 4.
The couple’s custody battle heated after Giersch, a German entrepreneur who is living in Monaco, had his Visa revoked and was unable to travel to the United States. Because of the travel restrictions, the kids have been living with Giersch.