Yesterday we reported that as a result of the nasty Thanksgiving Day brawl that went down at Halle Berry’s house between her fiance Oliver Martinez and the father of her child, Gabriel Aubry, the actress was granted a temporary restraining order by a family court judge, which prohibited Gabriel from coming within 100 feet of her, Nahla, and Oliver. The temporary restraining order expires today and news has been circulating that Halle and her team of lawyers would be seeking to make this restraining order permanent. We knew that Gabriel wouldn’t take something like that sitting down considering the fact that this would ultimately prohibit him from seeing his daughter and now TMZ is reporting that Aubry will be heading to family court to plead with the judge to lift the protective order so that he will be able to see Nahla.
It is being said that his lawyers will be using the defense that Oliver is actually the one who initiated the fight and that he is responsible for severely injuring Gabriel. Extremely graphic photos of Gabriel’s facial injuries have been released, which could certainly assist in that defense tactic as they depict an obviously battered Aubry. Sources are even sharing that Oliver proceeded to pound Gabriel’s head against the concrete and even threatened to kill him. In addition to the photo, it has been revealed that Gabriel has also obtained a restraining order against Oliver.
I’m not sure what Oliver’s face looked like following the altercation, but if this pic is accurate, it certainly looks like he put the beats on Gabriel and came out completely unscathed. Some are wondering if Los Angeles Police arrested the wrong person, while others believe that Gabriel jumped to fight the wrong person and got exactly what he was looking for. Since we were not there, it is difficult to call what actually went down on that fateful day in Halle’s driveway, but we hope these two adults can put on their parenting caps and reach a agreement that will be beneficial to their child as opposed to their own selfish attempts at harming each other.
Do you believe it is fair for Halle to keep Gabriel away for his daughter as a result of this incident?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise