Halle Berry, Ex Settle, Reaches Truce with Gabriel Aubrey After Brutal Thanksgiving Day Fight
Actress Halle Berry has surprisingly reached a truce with her ex, after a brutal Thanksgiving Day brawl between the man and her fiancé in front of her Hollywood Hills mansion, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The fight between Berry's ex, model Gabriel Aubry, and her fiancé, actor and trained boxer Oliver Martinez, occurred in the front driveway of the actress' home, leaving Aubry with a broken rib, a badly battered face, and two black eyes.
Aubry appeared again in Los Angeles family court Nov. 28 along with his high-power lawyer, Shawn Holley, and Berry's, Blair Berk, reported the New York Post.
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After Berk and Holley emerged from the court proceedings, they declared both parties had reached a peaceful agreement in a handwritten statement: "The parties have reached an amicable agreement. There will be no further statements regarding this matter."
"The move signals a strong desire from both sides to move on from the brawl that threatened to turn into an outright war. Berk and Holley work in the fields of both criminal and family law, and we're told the two sides worked around the clock to hammer out a deal that would be in the best interests of Nahla and all the other parties to move forward," said the Post.
"The agreement extends beyond the family law court," an unnamed source said to the Post.
It is unclear at this time what particular kind of settlement was reached between Berry and Aubry, but the Post says it spoke to a source who said they wouldn't be surprised if Martinez allowed the criminal restraining order against Aubry to expire, or if the model files a motion to dismiss it.
Aubry will reportedly not be able to work for months due to the injuries he sustained in the fight.
A heated argument reportedly occurred between Aubry - the father of Berry's 4-year-old daughter Nahla - and Martinez Thanksgiving Day. Aubry has stated that Martinez attacked him without provocation and threatened to kill him over his ongoing custody dispute with Berry. However, according to police reports, Aubry was the aggressor in the confrontation.
"He continued to punch me at least two or three times, kicked me in the ribs ... and took my head in his hands and slammed it to the concrete driveway," Aubry said to the Times. "It all happened so fast, so suddenly; I did not see Mr. Martinez's actions coming, and thus, I was not ready for it and was not able to defend myself."
It's reportedly been determined by police that Aubry threw the first punch.
"Suspect [Aubry] arrived at victim's [Martinez] residence for child custody exchange. Suspect and victim engaged in verbal altercation. Suspect became upset and attempted to punch victim's head but missed and struck victim's right shoulder instead. Victim returned with 3 punches to the suspect's head, causing him to fall to the ground. Victim's fiance [Berry] notified police," TMZ has revealed from the final police report.
The report also says that Martinez acted in self-defense, determining, "Victim defended himself and punched the suspect."
Aubry is still required to appear in court on Dec. 13 on a battery charge related to a Thanksgiving brawl at the actress' home.