I know that I called this whole thing a mess yesterday, but now it’s really a mess. Or maybe we’re just getting more details of the massive mess that always was. Regardless, things are getting nasty.
The story we’ve been hearing is that on Thanksgiving, Gabriel Aubry took Nahla to Halle Berry‘s house, then Halle’s fiancé, Olivier Martinez, came out and said something calm and rational to Gabriel, who then punched Olivier in the face. Olivier defended himself, declared a citizen’s arrest, and then Gabriel was hauled off to jail, with a quick stop at the hospital in the middle. Based on Gabriel’s violent actions, Halle is seeking a permanent restraining order against Gabriel that would require him to stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier, and Nahla always. The end.
According to Gabriel’s declaration, filed by his lawyer Shawn Holley, the day before Thanksgiving, Gabriel took Nahla to her school play. Halle and Olivier showed up and Olivier walked up to Gabriel and whispered in his ear in French, “I wish I could beat the s**t out of you right now. You’re lucky we’re in a school right now. We’re going to take Nahla right now and you’re not going to follow us.”
The next day, Gabriel says he took Nahla to Halle’s at around 10 AM. He says in a completely unusual move, Olivier came out of the front door — usually the nanny was the go-between. Gabriel claims Olivier said, “We need to talk.” Gabriel says he walked toward his car to close his door when Olivier jumped off the stairs and knocked Gabriel to the ground and started brutally beating him, screaming that Gabriel cost them $3 million to fight the custody war (Halle’s failed move to take Nahla to Paris).
Gabriel says Olivier took his head in his hand and slammed it on the concrete driveway.
According to the declaration, as Olivier assaulted Gabriel he screamed that they were going to move to Paris and Gabriel had better move there too or Olivier would kill him.
Gabriel claims Olivier then said, “We called the cops,” and that when they show up, “you’re going to tell them that you’re the one who attacked me, or I’m going to kill you.”
Weird, right? Who do you believe? If you’re undecided, let me show you a picture of Gabriel taken after the fight. Keep in mind that Olivier either did this in self defense or in a fit of rage.
Oh, and I’m going to put it after a cut, because it’s really graphic and awful and I don’t want you to look at it unless you choose to.
Man, he must have really been going crazy on Olivier if he had to defend himself this much. Olivier must look terrible, right?
Huh. That’s a picture of Olivier taken yesterday when he arrived at the hospital to get his own injuries checked out. What injuries, you may be wondering. The injuries to his hand. His poor little hand is swollen from beating Gabriel to a pulp. Poor, poor Olivier. I hope he and Halle can help Nahla overcome all the violence she had to witness from her father.