Gabriel Aubry, Berry’s former boyfriend and the father of her child, is under investigation of a battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $20,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court Dec. 13.
Police responded to a call stating that Aubry, 37, had gotten into a ‘brutal fight’ with her current fiancé, said Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer.
According to police, the man lost his temper when he dropped off their four-year-old daughter Nahla at Berry and Olivier’s mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
The actress was present at the altercation that occurred on family holiday Thanksgiving, which is traditionally observed by celebrating with family over a turkey dinner.
“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 told The New York Daily News.
The offender is charged in a misdemeanor and was released on $20,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s website. “The party has been released from the hospital and is in custody,” Odle confirmed.
A judge has already issued a protective order barring Berry’s ex from getting less than 100 yards (100 metres) from the Hollywood star, Martinez and Nahla.
After saying to Gabriel ‘We have to move on,’ the father of the four-year-old child allegedly pushed Martinez and threw a punch at his face, striking him in the shoulder. Martinez fought back, and the struggle ended with Aubry pinned to the ground, an insider revealed to reporters.
The French actor injured his hand and neck but the extent of his injuries was unclear, ABC News reports.
Halle Berry has been in a legal dispute with the father of her child over the custody of Nahla for several months.
The 46-year-old actress wanted to move to France with the daughter and her current boyfriend, siting Paris as a safer location for Nahla to grow up in, but Aubry fought for his daughter to remain in the US.
The proceedings were sealed as the former couple were not married. Berry and Aubry appeared in the case about two weeks ago, but neither side commented on the outcome of the hearing.
According to The Huffington Post, a judge in Los Angeles ruled that the actress will not be able to move to France.
Berry gave birth to Nahla four years ago after meeting Aubry at a Versace photo shoot in 2005. The two split in April 2010.
Soon after their breakup, the Oscar-winning actress told Vogue that she and Aubry hoped to work out a peaceful custody arrangement.
“We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever,” she said at the time. “We are a family until we are not here anymore.”
After a bitter court war, the couple came to what had appeared to be an amicable agreement.
“Our issues were never about fighting for her,” Berry said at the time of her daughter. “We both know a child needs both her parents.”
“But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I’m so happy we’ve arrived at that place.”