The streets is talking and they say the REAL reason Halle Berry's fiance beat the break pads off Gabriel Aubry is because 'ol Gabe was trying to pull a stunt...
Insiders tell Mouth to Ears
”Gabriel saw a opportunity to come into the house and took it. Gabriel knows he is NOT supposed to walk up to the house and he did. When he did he met Olivier instead of Halle. After words were exchanged Gabriel got disrespectful.“
Looking at this picture of Gabriel Aubry’s battered face, it is clear who came off worse in the fight between Halle Berry’s model ex and her current fiance, Olivier Martinez.
Aubry was himself charged with battery in the immediate aftermath of the brutal encounter, which also left him with a fractured rib but it has emerged that he claims French actor Martinez – a former boxer – was the aggressor.
The bad feeling between the pair which spilled over on the driveway of Miss Berry’s Los Angeles home last Thursday is not over the Oscar-winner herself, but over her four-year-old daughter with Aubry, Nahla.
Nahla has become the subject of one of the most acrimonious custody battles in Hollywood as her French-Canadian father has fought Miss Berry’s efforts to move to France with Martinez.
Aubry claimed that when the three went to watch Nahla’s school play together last Wednesday, Martinez, 46, walked up to him and whispered into his ear in French: ‘I wish I could beat the s**t out of you right now.’
He allegedly added: ‘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.’
That did not happen and the girl went home with Aubry. However, Aubry alleges that when he dropped her off the next morning at Berry’s home, the door was opened by Martinez instead of the nanny who usually acts as a go-between.
Aubry says the Frenchman told him, ‘We need to talk’. As he turned his back and walked to his car, Aubry claims, Martinez knocked him to the ground.
The actor then allegedly punched him several times, kicked him in the ribs before slamming his head on the concrete driveway.
The model claims Martinez then screamed that he had cost the couple $3million (£1.9million), a reference to the legal cost of the custody battle.
Shouting that he was ‘not just some f***ing actor, you know’, Martinez allegedly told Aubry: ‘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.’
Nahla was reportedly whisked off the driveway by her mother as soon as the fight started but social workers still want to talk to all three of the adults involved to reassure themselves the child is in a safe environment.
Aubry, a Versace model who broke up with Miss Berry in 2010, was arrested as soon as police arrived. He said he told police that Martinez had been the aggressor and urged them to get hold of tapes from the actress’s security cameras before she and her fiancée deleted them.
Concern: Halle Berry appears worried as her boyfriend Olivier Martinez seemingly nurses his hand
Martinez’s full version of events has yet to emerge but he claims that Aubry struck first.
The fight took place during the American festival of Thanksgiving, traditionally the time for families to unite and celebrate their blessings.
Aubry, 37, included photos of his battered face in a court request on Monday in which he sought protection from Martinez.
Although, on Monday, Aubry won a restraining order against the actor, he has already been given one himself which stops him from coming closer than 100 yards of Martinez, Berry and Nahla without their consent.
Apart from a fractured rib and a badly blackened and swollen right eye, Aubry suffered cuts on the bridge of his nose, on his forehead and under his swollen left eye, which has had stitches. He also needed stitches in three parts of his mouth.
Martinez was treated for a swollen right hand and neck injuries, and was later seen displaying grazed knuckles.
Actors fighting models may sound like a fairly even match but Martinez has a huge advantage.