Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry’s ex, was arrested for misdemeanor battery on Thanksgiving Day after attacking her fiancé, actor Olivier Martinez.
According to TMZ, the men got into a heated altercation. However, what was said is unclear as both men were speaking in French.
Aubry, a French-Canadian model, is the father of Berry’s four-year-old daughter, Nahla, and was dropping her off at Berry’s home Thursday morning when the fight occurred. The two split in 2010.
TMZ reports that Martinez allegedly approached Aubry and said, “We have to move on,” regarding Aubry and Berry’s defunct relationship.
But, TMZ reports, Aubry replied with his fists. “Olivier blocked [Gabriel's punch] and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead ... Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, a struggle ensued, ending when Olivier pinned Gabriel to the ground,” TMZ states.
It is unclear at the time whether Nahla witnessed the incident, but sources tell the celebrity gossip site that Aubry went "nuts" in front of Berry and other witnesses.
Aubry suffered a broken rib and possibly a head injury, while Martinez may have a broken hand and injuries to his neck. Both men were taken to the ER at a nearby hospital.
Aubry has been ordered to remain 100 yards away Berry, Martinez, and Nahla, and Martinez may press charges.
The Daily Mail states that all four were out just the day before at a Thanksgiving celebration. After Martinez was released from the hospital, he, Berry and Nahla went to a friend's home for Thanksgiving.
This situation comes just ten days after a judge rejected Berry’s pleas to move her daughter to France, to keep her away from the paparazzi.
Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, felt the move was meant to keep him from seeing his daughter, and he has been fighting Berry in a heated ongoing custody battle.
The judge ruled, however, that Nahla will have to stay in the U.S.
Berry, 46, dated Aubry, 35, for five years, beginning in 2005. She is now engaged to Martinez. “I’m a hopeless romantic, and I won’t stop till I get it right! [Olivier’s] silly, a clown, and very much the life of the party, which is good for someone like me,” Berry was quoted as saying in the November issue of InStyle.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...