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Kelly Rutherford Granted Temporary Sole Custody of Children

May 26, 2015
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CaptureDan was on Good Morning America, Tuesday, May 26th to discuss actress, Kelly Rutherford’s latest legal victory. On Friday, a California judge awarded her sole and legal temporary custody of her 8 and 5-year-old children, whom, since 2012, have been living with their father in France when his U.S visa was revoked. The “Gossip Girl” star is now traveling to Monaco this week to get her kids back. Her attorney told ABC News she’s grateful for the decision rendered by the California court sand look forward to reuniting with her children. Dan commented, “I think there is a series of violations here that finally led the California court to say, wait a second, how about the fact that both parents should be able to see the kids? … I’m sure the father will appeal. It will continue. She doesn’t have the kids yet. He first has to get served with the California order. They have to inform him. Then they have the Monaco court. She’s going over there. That doesn’t mean she’ll physically take custody…The kids are ordered to come back to Los Angeles by June 15th for this hearing. Question will be, does he fight it?”  Watch the full clip here.

Top Five Most Read Stories on This Site So Far This Year

May 5, 2015
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While this site is not a traffic driven site, it is still fun to occasionally look back at which stories are the most clicked and read. Since this site also isn’t promoted much, the top stories are attributable primarily to Google search traffic. We went back and looked at the top trafficked stories for the past four months (Jan. 1 to April 30) and there were definitely some surprises.

The number one story was a, umm, well, it’s just a post about a funny looking frightened child. Yup, that’s it. This should, in and of itself, remind us all that the internet rewards the wacky in a big way.

Brian Williams was a huge topic and this post Dan wrote, got an enormous amount of attention on Mediate and elsewhere.
Same thing with this post on actress Kelly Rutherford’s fight to get her kids back. Dan has taken the lead on that story and it was reflected in the amount of traffic the story received on this site.

​I can’t really explain why this story about Dan’s coverage of a lawsuit by ​an American Idol winner came out at number four except that maybe this was the best legal analysis of a case which only received limited attention?

Finally, its worth noting that a close sixth was our piece on Dan’s coverage ​of the Amanda Knox case.

Dan on Kelly Rutherford Legal Battle for Kids

April 14, 2015
Filed under: Public Appearances — Tags: , , , — Editorial Staff @ 3:44 pm

CaptureDan was on Good Morning America, Tuesday, April 14th to discuss actress Kelly Rutherford’s passionate fight to get her children back. Rutherford has been embroiled in a 6 year custody battle that she says has “spiraled out of control” when a California judge sent her children to live in France with her German ex-husband who was refused reentry to the United States. Dan recently wrote an article on this on going legal battle and suggested the State Department get involved and now, based on the most recent court ruling, it may need to happen. Rutherford was denied a request asking a federal court to bring her children back to the United States despite the fact the children are American citizens and there is no allegation that Rutherford is an unfit parent. Dan commented, “…Make this political. Have the State Department get involved have some leading political figures make compelling arguments that this is ridiculous.” Watch the full segment here.