Ok, this is going to be kind of complicated, since we don’t really pay attention to Halle Berry over here, but it’s a pretty big story, so let’s play catch-up, just in case you don’t know the back story.
See, Halle has this kid, Nahla, with professional hot ass, Gabriel Aubry. They broke up, and Gabriel still wanted to see his daughter, but Halle wanted to make it difficult. The custody battle started over two years ago.
So Halle meets this other dude, Olivier Martinez, and they got engaged. And they want to move to France, but Gabriel doesn’t want his daughter to move to France, because that’s kind of a long drive from L.A. So they fought about that for a while, then the judge was finally like “no, you can’t move to France, let your kid see her dad.” And Halle Berry got mad. And so did Gabriel, and so did Olivier. And the two dudes got in a fight.
Gabriel Aubry was arrested Thanksgiving morning after a melee at Halle Berry’s house, which sent both Gabriel and Halle’s fiance Olivier Martinez to the hospital … TMZ has learned.
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 (a rich person’s word for a 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.
And finally, there’s this … specifics about the argument between Gabriel and Olivier are sketchy because they were trash talking each other in French.
Gabriel went to jail for a few hours, and Olivier went home to Halle Berry. Fair, right?
Look, of course violence is bad. But Gabriel Aubry is just a guy who loves his daughter and who wants to be able to spend time with her. And he took her to Halle, and this asshole comes up to him and says “we have to move on.” Isn’t that shitty? I’m assuming the subtext was “you have to get over this and let us move to France, please just forget about your daughter because we really want to go to France,” and that’s why Gabriel didn’t waste any time in hitting him. But that was such a bitchy thing for Olivier to say, and Gabriel obviously came out worse in the fight. And he’s getting punished because his ex’s new guy is a douchebag.
I don’t know, guys. I’m not cool with violence, but I’m also not cool with assholes. What do you think?