Halle Berry’s mother, Judith Hawkins, has broken her silence about the custody battle between her daughter and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, Celebuzz is reporting. Hawkins said she hopes things calm down after the model violently fought with the Oscar winner’s current fiancee, Olivier Martinez, on Thanksgiving day. The fight left the 46-yera-old French actor and the 36-year-old model in the hospital.
The incident occurred after Aubry gave his four-year-old daughter with Berry, Nahla, to the actress at her West Hollywood home. But Hawkins said that as far as she knows, her daughter and granddaughter are fine after the fight.
Hawkins added that it’s time common sense prevailed in the bitter feud between Berry and Aubry, which has been dragging through the Los Angeles court system for months. “I hope that things get better, I really hope that they do; they have got to get better,” she said.
Both Aubry and Martinez were treated for their injuries after the fight. However, Aubry was photographed with a bruised face and black eye, while Martinez had a swollen hand. After the fight, the Calvin Klein model was arrested for a misdemeanor battery charger. He was later released on $20,000 bail, and obtained a civil restraining order against Martinez at L.A. County Superior Court yesterday afternoon.
Aubrey added that the ‘Cybergeddon’ star threatened to kill him. In a court declaration, Aubry added that Martinez told him he had better move to Paris so his little girl could be with Berry, adding that “We called the cops…you’re going to tell them that you’re the one who attacked me, or I’m going to kill you.” Aubry, who is expected to be back in court December 13, added that Martinez took his head in his hand and slammed it on the concrete driveway.
Berry was granted an emergency protection order against Aubry, banning him from getting within 100 yards of herself, Martinez and Nahla. She has also hired armed bodyguards to protect her around the clock. But a judge ruled today that Aubrey will be allowed to resume visitation with Nahla, with unspecified precautions in place to protect her safety.
Written by: Karen Benardello