GOSSIP GIRL star Kelly Rutherford has obtained a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband after accusing him of following and threatening her.
The actress alleges Daniel Giersch has been regularly trailing her, her mother and nanny to "show up unexpectedly to threaten and scare us", according to the order filed at Los Angeles Superior Court.
The documents include a statement from Rutherford's mother, Ann Edwards, who claims the German businessman once arrived at a restaurant where she was eating with the couple's two-year-old son, Hermes, and blocked them from leaving the establishment.
Rutherford's nanny also maintains she has quit working for the family because of Giersch's aggressive behaviour, accusing him of threatening to sue her after she refused to answer questions about Rutherford.
An attorney for Giersch has refuted the claims, adding, "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 wellbeing."
The couple is in the middle of a messy divorce and custody battle over Hermes and three-month-old daughter Helena.
A hearing is set for 15 October (09).