Turkey with a side of Assault and Battery

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Passion | 1 comment

So, if you’ve been keeping up with the celebrity world you have definitely heard of the massive altercation between Halle Berry’s ex Gabriel Audry and her fiancee Olivier Martinez.  If you haven’t heard the story; here’s the rundown. Gabriel Audry was dropping off his and Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla at her house on Thanksgiving morning. While at the house Audry and Martinez exchanged words which escalated into a physical altercation. Both men came out of the fight harmed; Martinez has a broken hand and Audry has a broken rib, multiple contusions to the face and a possible head injury. To further complicate matters Gabriel Audry was arrested and a restraining order was placed on him which prohibits him from being less than 100 feet from Berry, Martinez and his daughter as well.

If you’re wondering where exactly the tension from the two men comes from you can look back at all the legal drama between all of the people involved. Halle Berry and Gabriel Audry had their daughter in 2008 and separated in 2010. It was also announced that year that Halle Berry was dating Olivier Martinez and this year thy announced their engagement. Since they separated Berry and Audry have been involved in a high profile custody battle. Berry has claimed that Audry uses racial epithets around their daughter as well as physically harms the child. Also, the two have disagreed over Berry’s desire to permanently relocate to France with her fiancee and child. The physical altercation between the two men occurred shortly after Berry’s request to move to France was denied.

The one thing that makes this story very sad is the involvement of Nahla. She is 4 1/2 years old and a complete innocent  in this situation. The altercation between her father and future stepfather occurred at her home while she was there; she must have heard or seen something. Also one has to wonder if the adults in her life are dragging her into the situation. Is her dad bad-mouthing her mom when she’s with him? Is her mom doing the same thing? I think that all of the adults in this situation need to re-examine how this affects the child and make a decision from there instead of long, tiring months of legal battles

One Comment

  1. Halley Berry is so classy – I’m so sad she’s finding herself in a situation like this!! I agree that the saddest part of the situation is the 4 year old child; if she had to witness the fight, what a traumatic experience that would be. As for Berry, I wonder what she was doing while all the fists were being thrown–do you just stand there? Do you run away, feel threatened? More sad is the fact that none of this private family drama is that: private. How would you like the world to know how messed up life really is for you?

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