‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Claims Social Services Took Her Baby

August 14, 2019 Updated: August 14, 2019

“Game of Thrones” actress Josephine Gillan claimed that Israeli social services workers reportedly took her 8-month-child.

“Absolutely heartbreaking! … My baby being kidnapped in the middle of the night by #israeli #socialservices And I have no idea where she is!! #IsraeliCrimes #sowrong #iwantmybabyback distressing and disturbing to watch for those with a heart,” she tweeted.

Gillan said the infant was taken while she was being looked after by a friend, according to the Daily Mail.

The infant was in the care of her friend while Gillan, a British-Israeli citizen, was under therapy for postnatal depression mandated by social services, the paper reported. Despite that, she said officials took the baby away.

“Nothing but sick twisted #socialworkers #socialservices trying to ruin lives and separate a baby from its mother that hasn’t done anything wrong! They kidnapped my baby!!!” she also wrote on social media.

One reason she moved to Israel, according to news reports, is that she was fearing British welfare authorities would take her child away.

“Eight months ago she gave birth in Israel and began to raise her child under close supervision from the social services in her community and with the help of a friend,” a person familiar with her case was quoted by the Mail as saying.

“At a certain stage she left the baby with a friend and flew to the U.K. for an extended period, which caused the intervention of the welfare authorities and the courts,” the person added.

Israel’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services said her case was being dealt with by several departments and officials were in contact with British welfare authorities, according to The Independent.

The statement said, “Our only priority is the welfare of the baby and we are trying to find the best solution.” It didn’t elaborate on the details.