*Attorneys for Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend have reportedly settled court issues surrounding the Thanksgiving Day brawl at the actress’ home between her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and her fiance, actor Olivier Martinez.
Aubry was arrested after the fight, which left him with a black eye, a broken rib and other injuries. He obtained a temporary restraining order against Martinez.
The model and Berry have been battling over custody of their 4-year-old daughter Nahla for months and have appeared twice in a family law court since the fight.
Blair Berk, an attorney for Berry, and Shawn Holley, who represents Aubry, released a statement after Thursday’s hearing that said the two sides had reached an amicable agreement, reports the Associated Press.
No details were released, and the attorneys declined to answer questions.
Sources tell TMZ the report raises issues about Gabriel’s ability to care for Nahla, in part because of personal issues. “We’re told the evaluator did not question Gabriel’s love for his daughter or her love for him, but the report does cast doubt on his ability to assume responsibility for the custody and care for the little girl,” TMZ reports.
The judge will decide the custody arrangement later this month, and whether Halle gets her wish to move to Paris with Nahla, something Gabriel vigorously opposes.
Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla out shopping at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2012
Under California law, the judge cannot question the fact that Halle is moving to Paris. He can’t tell her she’s not allowed to move, nor can he conclude that she’s bluffing, according to TMZ. The judge must accept as fact that Halle is moving to France.
The judge must then decide what is in the “best interest” of Nahla — being with Halle full time or being with Gabriel. Given the conclusions in the custody evaluation report, it’s pretty clear the judge will decide Nahla is best served by being with Halle. So Halle now has a huge advantage in her bid to move to France with her daughter.