Halle Berry's Custody Drama Just Took Another Turn for the Worse

Halle BerryWow, this Halle Berry family drama is getting crazy, y'all. I mean, crazier than it already was, if you can believe. First there was that Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle's manse that involved the father of her daughter, Gabriel Aubry, and her fiancé, actor Olivier Martinez. Now reports say that child protective services is going to step in and investigate accusations of child abuse against Halle's 4-year-old girl, Nahla! This is break-up drama at its worst. Here's the latest 411 ...


On Thanksgiving, Aubry and Martinez got into it outside of Halle's house. Both of them were left with injuries, and Aubry was arrested. Then a judge issued an emergency restraining order against Aubry, which required him to stay away from both Nahla and Halle. That runs out tomorrow, but Halle is reportedly trying to get a permanent one.

But now child protective services is getting involved because of a claim of child abuse by Halle earlier this year that involved Aubry allegedly pushing a nanny while she was holding Nahla. Back then, there wasn't enough evidence to go through with a charge, but now the case has been reopened after this latest confrontation because it appears that Nahla may have witnessed the violence between her dad and her mom's fiancé. Reportedly Halle rushed Nahla into the house before she saw much of anything, but they're going to investigate anyway.

All of this follows on the heels of a bitter custody battle in which Halle wanted to move Nahla to France to bring her up away from the paparazzi -- and I'm sure her fiancé being French probably had a little something to do with it too. (Shhh.) But a judge refused to let Halle do this.

I noticed that many readers seem to blame Halle for this whole fiasco -- accusing her of cooking up this latest scheme in order to get Nahla out of the country like she originally wanted. But the police must have felt pretty confident that Aubry was at fault or it would have been Olivier who was arrested. Is Halle doing the right thing by trying to get a father who can't control his temper out of her daughter's life? Or does she just want him out of Nahla's life so she can move to France and not pay child support? As an outsider, it's hard to tell what exactly is going on here -- but Aubry isn't doing himself any favors by throwing punches.

Either way, the loser in this will be Nahla -- no child wants to see their parents at such odds with each other. But if she could be in danger by being around her father, then an investigation is warranted.

Do you think Halle is to blame for this? Or Aubry? Or both?


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