AceShowbiz - "Game of Thrones" actress Josephine Gillan is seeking financial support after claiming Israeli social services "kidnapped" her baby last week (ends August 11).
The star, who played Marei, a prostitute in Lord Petyr Baelish's brothel, in the hit HBO series, opened up about the experience on her Twitter account last Wednesday (August 07), sharing a clip of her eight-month-old daughter, Gloria, being taken by government officials, with the caption: "The disturbing moment that the #Israeli #socialservices kidnapped my baby!"
The star, 31, has since created a page on online campaign site GoFundMe, where she revealed her baby had been living with a friend since she was five months old while she received therapy for postnatal depression.
"I'm not currently working (on Game of Thrones) as it's finished now and I've been busy with motherhood," she wrote on the page "I came to Israel to have my baby... I raised and cared for her from birth."
"My friend has been amazing and (she) and her amazing family loves and care for my daughter Gloria with a true love to me and her."
The star is seeking assistance with her legal costs, and insisted she has no idea where her daughter is or who she's with and slammed the officials' actions as "illegal".
"I'm not allowed to see her or have contact! I have no idea where she is!!" she explained. "I was not there at the time and was not aware of what they had done! It's absolutely outrageous!"
Gillan insisted she had done nothing wrong, and claimed her friend was threatened with jail time if she did not surrender Gloria to officials.
According to British newspaper The Independent, police and social service officials were reportedly acting on a court order and temporarily placed the baby in foster care, claiming it was in Gloria's best interest.