Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Halle Berry's fiance, Olivier Martinez and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry went at it. Aubry was left with a black eye and lacerations under his other eye.
In court pleadings filed yesterday, Aubry alleges that it was Berry's fiancé Olivier Martinez who started their Thanksgiving Day fight, unleashing profanities and threats as well as fists.
Aubry claims that during their scrape Olivier said, "You cost us $3 million. When you see the judge, you're going to tell him you're going to Paris or I'm going to kill you."
Aubry has been tangling in court with Berry over her request to move with their 4½-year-old daughter Nahla to France, where Martinez is a citizen. The judge recently ruled against Berry.
Aubry alleges in his court papers that as he drove up to Berry's house with Nahla in the backseat, he saw Martinez and thought it was odd since Martinez is not usually at the house during custodial hand-offs.
Aubry claims Nahla said, "Olivier is here. I'm scared."
After handing off Nahla to somebody named Miriam, who took the child indoors, Martinez appeared and told Aubry, "We need to talk," Aubry alleges.
"All of a sudden, Mr. Martinez jumped me on the side of my body, and punched me such that he had taken me down to the ground," Aubry alleges. "He continued to punch me at least two or three times, kicked me in the ribs with his knee or foot, and took my head in his hands and slammed it to the concrete driveway. It all happened so fast and so suddenly; I did not see Mr. Martinez's actions coming, and thus, I was not ready for it and was not able to defend myself."
From an Orange County divorce lawyer's perspective, seeking an emergency protective order is absolutely necessary in these instances. Luckily, the child was not around to witness the altercation.
Hypothetically speaking, if a father is convicted of domestic violence, his chances of gaining custody of his child will be very slim to none. So, lets hope we can all find out the truth as to who was the aggressor in this Aubry/Martinez fight. Based on the pictures posted online, it looks like Aubry took a pretty bad beating and Martinez may have been the aggressor.
Contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for assistance.