In a very sad turn of events, Halle Berry’s fiancee’ actor Olivier Martinez and her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, model Gabriel Aubry turned their verbal battle over custody of Nahla into a physical battle, early Thanksgiving morning. While, it is clear, both parents love little Nahla, what they don’t seem to realize is, how difficult this must be for their child.
Halle and Olivier picked up Nahla from school and took her to a Thanksgiving party on Wednesday. Gabriel showed up and Nahla went home with him, as agreed in their joint custody agreement. When Gabriel arrived at Halle’s house on Thanksgiving day to drop Nahla off, Olivier came outside to speak to Gabrieland the two got into a huge scuffle. According to TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Gabriel showed up to Halle’s house with Nahla for a custodial hand-off. We’re told Gabriel was still in the motor court ( giant driveway) when Olivier walked up to him and said, “We have to move on.”
According to witnesses, Gabriel then pushed Olivier and threw a punch at his face, but Olivier blocked it and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead. We’re told Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, and Olivier cold-cocked him in the face, and a struggle ensued, ending with Olivier pinning Gabriel to the ground.
In the struggle, Gabriel suffered a broken rib, contusions on his face, and possibly a more serious head injury. Olivier may have broken his hand and suffered neck injuries as well. There are conflicting accounts as to whether Gabriel was rendered unconscious in the fight.
Police were called and Olivier made a citizen’s arrest for battery against Gabriel. Gabriel was escorted to the ER and, ironically, Olivier went to the same ER an hour later. The two were just down the hall from each other.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … a judge has issued an emergency protective order, which requires Gabriel to stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier, and Nahla.
Halle came out and rushed Nahla in the house so she did not have to witness the fight. The incident comes just days after Gabriel won a court ruling that prevented Halle from moving to France with their daughter and Olivier.
That afternoon, Gabrielle was thrown in jail and released on a $20,000 bail.
Olivier was spotted out early Friday with a bruised face and a swollen hand. This is so sad. Obviously emotions ran high. Both men seem to really love Nahla. Let’s pray they work this out…and for God’s sake Gabriel, let them move out of this country so that the paparazzi can leave Nahla alone!
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