Halle Berry’s former husband David Justice is speaking up about his marriage with the actress.
Justice, Berry’s first ex-husband, took to Twitter Monday to post several messages about his former relationship to the “Extant” actress, E!News reported. Justice was married to Berry from 1993 until 1997. The former baseball player wrote in Twitter that he is not the former boyfriend who hit Berry and caused permanent damage to her ear.
"Halle has never said that I hit her," he wrote.
He was referring to an article in the May 1996 issue of People magazine where Berry shared that she lost 80 percent of her hearing when her left eardrum was punctured after her boyfriend hit her. From then until now, Berry did not mention the boyfriend’s name, although she referred to him as “someone well-known in Hollywood” in her 1996 People interview. The actress has also never claimed that Justice was abusive to her during their relationship.
Berry’s former first husband went on to post several messages in Twitter, some of which he later deleted. E!News captured Justice’s deleted tweets where he wrote that Berry was “mad at [him]” for leaving the relationship, which he claims prompted the actress and her “Hollywood Team” to “destroy [his] character.” He stated, “It had to be my fault, right?"
Justice also added that it still makes him “mad” that his name is being linked as Berry’s abuser, which he wrote was a “lie” and that it “never happened.” He even described himself, along with Berry’s former husbands Eric Benet and Olivier Martinez, and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, as the actress’ “Knight in Shining Armor, until it ends.” Justice said they later became as the “worst guys in history” after their respective relationships with Berry ended.
After Justice deleted most of his Twitter messages, the former baseball player took to Twitter again Tuesday, according to E!News, this time to clarify his previous removed posts. He wrote, "My intention was not to bash Halle, as I specifically said that Halle has NEVER verbally said it.”
Justice also commented on Twitter that he “wished” Berry “could’ve squashed” the rumors when it first came out years ago. He continued by mentioning his family and 3 kids and that it was important his children “knew that their dad didn’t do” the abuse rumors that was previously reported.
Meanwhile, Berry or her representatives have yet to comment to Justice’s Twitter rant.