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Two Guys Broke Each Other’s Bones for Halle Berry

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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.

From TMZ:

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?

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  • This story sounds like it came directly from Halle’s camp. Like rage-monster Gabriel just showed up all violent like & attacked Martinez (there’s never been a problem between these two, or Halle would have let us know it. I don’t believe it went down like that. They’re saying that Aubrey went straight to the hospital with a possible concussion, broken ribs, scrapes & bruises, but Martinez went later by himself with a broken hand. Aubrey was possibly rendered unconscious. I’m just not buying the Berry-approved TMZ version of events. It sounds to me more like it was an attack led by Martinez, so mow Halle has a great he-said-he-said to add to her arsenal.

    • That’s a good theory as well! Either way, I think Halle and Olivier look like assholes, but this story does kind of make Olivier sound like the hero. Gross.

  • I don’t think you get to be the hero if you’re shit-talkin’ the exes on Thanksgiving. This little girl has a looooong ugly road ahead of her, is my guess.

    And absolutely, Halle Berry will have this crap in court before the week is out.

  • Not sure, I’ll wait for more coverage to come out before making an opinion. After all, Olivier stayed with Kylie Minogue throughout her cancer which makes me not want to call the guy anything negative before it’s been confirmed.

    • Very Smart, reserving judgment until all facts are in. There is so much trash talk against Halle and Olivier. The law does work, let’s leave it up to the Judge.

      • Lots of the trash talk against Halle because she’s an asshole, that’s why. Her whole history with Nahla’s father is one where Halle wants what Halle wants, and the hell with everyone else. Screw her and the new asshat boyfriend.

  • emily, i love you guys but this summary is very misleading. Since you don’t usually follow this case, I understand, but Gabriel has had major problems keeping custody of Nahla (setting the move to France completely aside) because of his personal issues (anger management..), and you totally leave that out here! And I’m not talking “some other gossip site said so,” I’m talking actual court documents and hearings that show a history of violent behavior towards Nahla. I’m not saying that Halle was right for trying to take the kid to FRANCE, I think she has been awful too… but PLEASE don’t forget that Gabriel pushed a nanny who was holding Nahla, pulled Nahla from the nanny’s hands, was ordered by the court to take anger management classes, Nahla HERSELF told DCFS that Gabriel screamed at her and made her very scared, and that a custody evaluator reported that it was in Nahla’s best interest for Halle to have custody. Here are TMZ links about Gabriel’s struggles

    Nahla “My daddy scares me” –> http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/13/halle-berry-gabriel-aubry-nahla-custody/

    Halle should have custody –> http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/04/halle-berry-gabriel-aubry-custody-nahla-evaluation-paris-france/

    Gabriel under investigation for child endangerment –> http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/08/gabriel-aubry-halle-berry-nahla-judge-custody-move-france/

    • @jessica – Gabriel has been portrayed as a man with alot of problems, anger issues, etc but the truth is that the one with alot of issues is Halle. She lost in court so now she started the drama. Her first marriage she trashed her husband and said that he was abusive, but lots of folks have met the man (who is happily married) and never once has hubby #1 been accused of abuse since. Hubby #2 was labeled as a sex addict because Halle told him to do so (if he wanted to make it work) – then WHAM he’s out the door. Next comes Gabriel and he gets protrayed as the one with the problem. Sorry – Halle is the main denominator here and mark my words Oliver will be next. Halle just wants to control evedrything; even at the expense of hurting her own daughter. Shame on Halle Berry! She needs to get help before she destroys her daughter!

      • Halle Berry is a known liar to those who know her. Starting way back to her stories of being bullied in high school and being mistreated because of her race. The truth is she was very popular at Bedford High School in the suburbs of Cleveland. Nothing she has claimed about her life growing up is true. Her fans can believe what they like but she is a total liar. When she first became famous she lied about her age and made herself years younger than her true age. She has had plastic surgery, she has stepped on many people to get ahead, and yet she is the victim. I feel so deeply sorry for her child. Nalha is the real victim.

  • Aubrey is continually being portrayed as a loose cannon. They might even be baiting him. He should stop falling for that crap.

    But if reports were accurate, she can be a bitch too. Apparently after they broke up, she cuttingly thanked him for ” his (sperm) donation.” I mean did she hunt this guy down for his genes? I remember being pretty grossed out when she went on Oprah and they were both totally objectifying the great-looking Nate Berkus, ending with Oprah telling him that Halle Berry wanted his sperm.?????? Does this speak well of her?

    Why does she hate her ex so much?

    • Try to keep in mind that you don’t know these people personally. It’s very easy to judge from the outside looking in, APARENTLY!

  • I think its ridiculous and unfair how blogs and people alike are willing to absolve Gabriel of all blame regardless of what he does.

    His ex-girlfriend reported that he was a borderline racist. And before ppl start saying oh he cant be because he dated someone black, let me tell you that racism is insidious and there is a lot of it in Québec, I know I lived there. People grow up in racist households and even though they try to get past what their parents think and taught them, sometimes when they get angry or drunk those comments slip out. First hand experience here! So he’s said racist things to HB and she wants to control the relationship he has with their child, I think that is understandable and reasonable.

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/02/halle-berry-gabriel-aubrey-racist-custody-battle-nahla-child-daughter-n-word-court-split/

    He also clearly has anger issues. He was recommended to take anger management. Ok, he was ‘baited’ according to some people. Listen if your 4 year old child is there and someone says something you do not like and you cannot restrain yourself from throwing a punch you have anger issues. He was ‘baited’ when he pushed the nanny too, well if he had any sense he would have learned by now.

    As for Olivier being there for the handoff, I dont see anything wrong with that. Halle was abused in her relationship with her exhusband, then she says Gabe was violent towards her, I get if she doesnt want to be alone with him. Gabe doesnt want the nanny to be the exchange person anymore, because he feels like she is policing him, what is the next option? A random stranger to exchange nahla?

    I think that the public always claims to support women who have been abused, until they are faced with the reality of how those women act. Halle acts like a classic abused woman, in that she is very defensive and protective. Rihanna’s acting out and getting back with her abuser are also classic behaviours of children who grew up in an abusive household. When I see Rihanna, I feel so sorry for her. She is so lost.

    • You make such a good point on everything, from the racism to the domestic violence. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

    • Sorry, Halle is a known liar. Typical that she makes up abuse claims (as evidenced by her unsubstantiated allegations against her first husband, David Justice) and gets denied in court by an INDEPENDENT judge, who isn’t bought and paid for.

  • yeah, this story has ignored a lot of things that aubrey’s done in the past. i don’t even follow this story yet i know that there’ve been court documents that aubrey has said violent and racist things to halle in the past. not gossip, proof. shouldn’t you be at least a little bit familiar with that history if you decided to write a story about this fight and take such a strong stance?

  • also, didn’t halle want to take nahla to france so that paparazzi wouldn’t keep trying to take photos of her? nahla is young and the paparazzi are intense. that doesn’t seem like halle being a horrible, vindictive witch or anything.

    • Uh, Halle makes it a POINT to bring her daughter out to places where she can be photographed with HALLE, the attention whore. Plenty of Hollywood parents seem to be able to live a life and not have their kids being constantly photographed. Halle is just a twit.

  • Well, you have all made some excellent points. I’m more team Halle now. But I am now also very curious. Why is he so angry/ violent? Is he some kind of entitled spoiled brat? Too good looking and over privileged? Did he not want the relationship to end? Hopefully not an O.J. Simpson in the making…

  • The whole “citizen’s arrest” thing kills me!! Honestly, if they are such tough guys, then fight it out like men and then let it be. Making a citizen’s arrest is ridiculous.

  • I don’t have a horse in this race(except the kid). So I find it curious that people are so able to jump to conclusions about what happened when they weren’t there. People have decided – based on I don’t know what – who the assholes are in this dispute and I don’t know where they get their information. Just curious.

  • Like attracts like. Halle, Gabriel, and Olivier are all psycho bullies. They just show it differently.
    XYZ it is sad that you are so miserable. There is probably no one in your life that even wants to be with you much less fight for you. I’m sorry about that.

  • I think maybe who’s know Halle Berry buy body Olivier Martinez as he cool till Gabriel Aubry showed. Maybe Gabriel told truth Olivier is the one fistfight started it. Halle and Olivier played game and lied police report on Gabriel. Because they want Gabriel out of their life. That suck! Halle need to quit lied or played games I believed Gabriel innocent everything past nothing wrong around his daughter. Halle made up all she want Gabriel out of her life that all.. I felt sorry for Gabriel his daughter middle and stuck up or lost love his father Gabriel because of Halle stopped hr life or away from Gabriel. That suck and not very nice of Halle Berry and Olivier boths. Halle want Olivier kill Gabriel , I believed so!

  • This is looking worse and worse for the Berry-Martinez camp.

    Apparently, she put her house on the market just before this shit went down.

    And Martinez is looking more and more like some dupe-thug to the tune of Joaquin Phoenix’s dupe/thug as victim to Nicole Kidman’s psychopath in “To Die For.”

    Perez Hilton suggested that she used Aubry as a “sperm donor” and I agree. In all the pics when they were together, she never really looks like she’s in love with him.

    I live in Quebec, also, and Quebec men, as far as I know, are not generally known for their sociopathic tendencies. Quebecers are generally a race of warm self-deprecating comedians.

    But why has no one from his family spoken out? He is one of nine children.

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