What started out as a pretty cut-and-dry fight between two dudes on Thanksgiving day is really turning out to be a drama-filled blame game, as Gabriel Aubry is now saying Olivier Martinez threatened his life during their scuffle at Halle Berry's house. And just look -- he's even got the bloody and bruised face to prove it.
In a legal statement, he apparently said that Olivier told him that he would kill him if he didn't move to Paris. I guess Olivier and Halle are hoping to relocate and want Aubry to come along for the ride to make the whole custody thing with Nahla a bit easier. (Or at least that sounds like the case.)
And Aubry's claims of Olivier being a not-so-nice-guy don't end there, because he also says that on the day before Thanksgiving, Olivier ran into him at a play at Nahla's school and said, "[I wish I] could beat the sh-- out of you right now. You're lucky we're in school right now. We're going to take Nahla right now and you're not going to follow us."
Huh. Really? He really said that? Because it sounds just a little bit extreme -- almost like the statement was made up. Hmm.
And if Olivier really said that, then his other reported comment made to Aubry during the fight completely contradicts the "you're not going to follow us" part. (I'm getting confused.)
Something sounds fishy, all right -- and it's easy to see what really seems to be going on here. Yep, Gabriel is trying as hard as he can to play the victim card, because he's well aware that everyone perceives him as the bad guy right now.
Take the initial reported details of the fight, for example. Supposedly Gabriel started the whole thing by pushing Olivier and trying to punch him, and then Martinez finally fought back in self defense after he was thrown to the ground.
And let's not forget that Aubry was the one who wound up being arrested, and then Halle was granted a protective order against him.
Oh yeah, and then we heard that child services is getting involved to investigate a previous abuse claim made by Halle saying that Gabriel pushed the nanny while she was holding Nahla.
Yeah, I'd say Gabriel appears to be the bad guy for sure, and it's pretty obvious that he's willing to do whatever it takes to change things around and shift the negative spotlight over to Olivier instead. Yes, he sustained injuries too, but it's going to take a lot more than a few grotesque pictures to determine what really happened during the fight.
Regardless of how nasty things are between him and Halle, I'm sure he loves Nahla very much and doesn't want to lose custody of her -- so he's willing to pull out all the stops to make sure he remains a big part of her life.
You can hear more about Gabriel's newest claims against Olivier and see the extent of his injuries from their fight in this video clip.
Who do you think is to blame for the trouble between Gabriel and Olivier?
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