Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry’s model ex-boyfriend, and Olivier Martinez, her fiancé, got into a very nasty brawl on Thanksgiving outside her California home. Both were hospitalized and Aubry was arrested. More details on the fight have emerged online.As we also informed you earlier today, Aubry was hospitalized and booked on battery. He has been released on bail ever since, and will have to show up on court in mid-December to answer the charges.
TMZ has more details on the brawl, all of them pointing to Aubry as the one responsible for it, by throwing the first punch.
“Gabriel showed up to Halle's house with Nahla for a custodial hand-off. We're told Gabriel was still in the motor court (a rich person's word for a giant driveway) when Olivier walked up to him and said, ‘We have to move on’,” TMZ reports.
This struck a chord with Aubry, who instantly lashed out at Martinez, throwing him to the ground and climbing on top of him.
“According to witnesses, Gabriel then pushed Olivier and threw a punch at his face, but Olivier blocked it and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead. We're told Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, and Olivier cold-cocked him in the face, and a struggle ensued, ending with Olivier pinning Gabriel to the ground,” TMZ reports.
Nahla, Berry’s daughter with Aubry, did not witness the scuffle because the moment the actress realized there was no stopping the fight, she took her inside.
It’s for the best that she did.
“In the struggle, Gabriel suffered a broken rib, contusions on his face, and possibly a more serious head injury. Olivier may have broken his hand and suffered neck injuries as well. There are conflicting accounts as to whether Gabriel was rendered unconscious in the fight,” TMZ says.
Martinez made a citizen’s arrest on Aubry while he waited for the police to arrive. Both were taken to the ER and both were released a few hours later – Aubry into police custody.
TMZ notes that the two were shouting at each other in French before the fight ensued. As of now, Aubry is not allowed to come near his ex, her fiancé or even his daughter, as a judge issued a restraining order.