The tension between Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry seemed to thicken by day amid custody battle of their 4-year-old daughter Nahla. It culminated in a brawl between Gabriel and her fiance Olivier Martinez that led to the former being arrested by police.
The scuffle happened on Thanksgiving morning, November 22 when Gabriel came to Halle's house in California to drop off Nahla. TMZ reported the 36-year-old French-Canadian model flipped out when Olivier approached him and said to him, "We have to move on."
An angry Gabriel reportedly pushed Olivier and tried to punch him in the face, but only managed to hit him in the shoulder when the 46-year-old French actor blocked his punch. The fight ended with Gabriel being pinned to the ground by Olivier and cops being called to the scene.
"There was an incident at Halle Berry's residence earlier today. There was an altercation, and as a result, a party was injured and transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center," Sgt. Mike Odle of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the fracas to the New York Daily News.
Gabriel was taken to the hospital by authorities for a broken rib, contusions to the face and a possible head injury, while Olivier who may have a broken hand and neck injuries was treated in the same hospital emergency room an hour later of his own accord.
Olivier made a citizen's arrest for battery against Gabriel. Following the physical altercation on Thursday, a judge issued an emergency restraining order against the baby daddy, making him to stay 100 yards away from the former Bond girl, Olivier, and little Nahla.
In their custody battle, a judge was in favor of Gabriel in a recent hearing. The judge prevented Halle from moving to Paris with Nahla and Olivier, reasoning that the distance could harm the close relationship between the father and daughter.
Just Wednesday, a day before the brawl, Halle, Olivier and Nahla were seen attending a pre-Thanskgiving party in Los Angeles. Gabriel was spotted in the same party as well.