British actress Josephine Gillan, the star of the series “Clash of Thrones,” has accused Israeli police of abducting her daughter, who was left with her friend while receiving treatment for postpartum depression.
The 8-month-old Gloria was abducted by Israeli childcare authorities on Sunday night after she left her in the care of a friend when she was receiving treatment for postpartum depression, according to Russia Today.
According to the Daily Mail, the British actress was undergoing treatment for postpartum depression on the orders of the child welfare authorities, but Josephine said she was unaware of what the police had done and was not at home when her daughter was abducted.
In addition, the British-Israeli actress revealed her ordeal on social media, claiming that the police had threatened her friend with jail if she did not give them the child, and Josephine said they soon gave her daughter to another family.
Although the British actress condemned what the Israeli authorities did and described what happened as a shame, she made a statement demanding the help of the Israeli authorities to return her child.
Josephine has no idea where her child is, as she is not allowed to visit or see her.
Reports revealed that the police took the girl child by court order, and a hearing is scheduled for next week.
The British actress moved to Israel shortly after having a baby. According to Israeli media, one of the main reasons Josephine moved to Israel was her fear that the British childcare authorities would take her daughter away.
Commenting on the incident, a spokesman for the children’s welfare authorities said that it is in the best interests of the children to lead any decision by the authorities.
Josephine created the GoFund Me page to raise funds to cover the costs of her legal conflict with the Israeli authorities to get her baby back.