August 22nd, 2012 by faye
“Catwoman” star Halle Berry is facing the same tragic fate as the late Princess Diana if she decides to move to France — this according to the lawyer of Gabriel Aubry in Los Angeles court.
As previous reports have stated, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry are currently involved in a bitter court battle over whether the actress should be allowed to move to France together with the former couple’s daughter, Nahla. Halle believes that their child will be protected better from aggressive paparazzi in France — and this is because of the country’s strict anti-paparazzi laws.
However, the attorney of French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry argues that the actress and Nahla would be “walking right into the lion’s den” — because France is the very same country where Princess Diana was died tragically in a wild paparazzi car chase back in 1997. Princess Diana was with boyfriend Dodi Fayed that time, and the couple was trying to get away from the paparazzi in Paris when their Mercedes was struck in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel. Diana died on the scene of the accident.
The lawyers of Halle Berry called numerous French lawyers, who gave a testimony that French judges will prosecute any paparazzi who goes after a celebrity.
Under the French law, a paparazzi is not allowed to photograph celebrities who do not wish to have their pictures taken, even if they are out in public.
Photographers who will violate this anti-paparazzi law can be sued for a big sum of money, and in case they harass the celebrity, they can face criminal prosecution.
The trial of the former couple should last for several weeks.
June 22nd, 2012 by edsel
A court had decided in favor of model Gabriel Aubry by ordering ‘New Year’s Eve’ actress Halle Berry to pay her baby daddy child support to the tune of $20,000.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, the Canadian model asked a judge last month to compel his super ex-girlfriend Berry to pay him $20,000 per month in child support for their four-year-old daughter Nahla. That’s almost a quarter of a million dollars per year, as calculated by TMZ, which secured the exclusives to the scoop.
A judge apparently found merit in Aubry’s argument this Monday. It ordered Halle Berry to pay Gabriel Aubry the amount of money he claimed he needed to take care of their daughter.
And now that the child support requirement had been fulfilled, it was time for Berry and Aubry’s legal teams to move on to securing physical custody of their cute-as-a-button daughter.
The Hollywood Gossip reported that Halle Berry would like to move with Nahla Aubry to France. Berry’s fiance Olivier Martinez is a French citizen. French laws are also stricter when it comes to protecting celebrities from paparazzi, which Berry appreciated all the more after having to scream her head off at a paparazzo who got too close to her daughter at school.
Of course, given his newly-acquired monthly child support, Gabriel Aubry will certainly challenge that request through his attorney.
In the meantime, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry currently continue to share custody of Nahla.
June 4th, 2012 by edsel
Andrew Deetz -the aggressive paparazzi that Halle Berry sandblasted for stalking her daughter Nahla Aubry at the kid’s school- is now her biggest weapon in her child custody trial versus ex-fiance Gabriel Aubry.
According to TMZ, the ‘X-Men’ actress is preparing to fight it out with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry in family court. Berry wants the judge to let her move to Paris. Her reason? French paparazzi are much more respectful of the privacy of celebrities and their families in comparison to their US counterparts.
The bonus? Halle Berry gets to keep Nahla Aubry away from Gabriel Aubry.
In a surprise twist, TMZ was informed by sources close to Halle Berry that her lawyer plans to call independent photographer Andrew Deetz to the stand. Deetz was the paparazzi who provoked Berry’s fury by lurking around Nahla’s school.
Andrew Deetz is known for brawling with the bodyguards of Britney Spears in Las Vegas back in 2007. Deetz claimed one of Brit-Brit’s hired muscle decked him during the brawl.
The TMZ sources said that Attorney Stephen Kolodny (the lawyer of Halle Berry) will use Andrew Deetz as a human exhibit. Deetz will be coaxed to talk about his no-holds-barred tactics when it comes to bagging pics of celebrity kids.
According to TMZ, Attorney Kolodny will also call expert witnesses from France. The French witnesses will show how French culture differs from American culture. For example, they can be expected to talk about how French paparazzi generally keep a polite distance from celebs and their families, in comparison to Exhibit A (Andrew Deetz.) The expert witnesses can also testify that French privacy laws are superior to American ones.
Halle Berry does not intend to let Nahla Aubry, 4, testify.
According to TMZ, there is no chance that Halle Berry or Gabriel Aubry will reach a settlement. The inevitable trial will be set for June.
May 7th, 2012 by edsel
Cleared of his child endangerment charges, Gabriel Aubry returned to court this Thursday morning to ask for $20,000 dollars a month from ex-girlfriend Halle Berry as child support for their daughter Nahla.
The Hollywood Gossip and TMZ reported that Aubry asked for that much child support in order to provide a “proper environment” in which to care for 4-year-old Nahla Aubry. He also wants the actress to foot his $500,000 legal bill.
Complicating matters for the court is the intention of Halle Berry to move herself and Nahla to Paris, where they can stay with Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez. Berry states that she fears for her family’s safety after multiple encounters with a stalker.
The new case didn’t get very far today, according to THG. Gabriel Aubry reportedly misfiled some paperwork, which delayed the proceedings and displeased the 36-year-old model.
March 12th, 2012 by faye
French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry is now off the hook. The child endangerment case against Aubry has been dropped.
As previous reports have stated, Gabriel Aubry was in court as the judge wanted to discuss various conditions for his visitation rights with his daughter, Nahla. Parents are sent to dependency court when there are concerns over the well-being of their children. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services were investigating claims that Aubry had mistreated his three-year-old daughter, Nahla, from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Halle Berry.
However, a thorough investigation found that there was no basis for the child endangerment case, where Gabriel Aubry is being accused of abuse. A source told RadarOnline: “Social workers conducted an exhaustive investigation and interviewed Gabriel, Halle, and other people in Nahla’s life.”
The source added, “CPS concluded that Gabriel Aubry has done absolutely nothing ever to endanger the welfare of Nahla. The report also recommends that Gabriel no longer be required to have supervised visitation. The judge in dependency court will have to sign off on this [child endangerment case] but this is a huge win for Gabe, as he has always maintained that he has done nothing wrong. Gabriel Aubry has only been a loving parent to Nahla and he is thrilled that CPS recognizes that. He is hopeful that the judge in dependency court will formally sign off on closing the investigation.”
Previous concerns for the child endangerment case include Gabriel Aubry being a bad father after the nanny who worked for the former couple alleged that he pushed her while she was holding Nahla. It was then assumed that because of this, a judge ruled that Aubry’s visits with Nahla would have to be supervised and that he wasn’t allowed overnight visits with his daughter.
Previous reports have also stated that Halle Berry wanted to step up her custody battle with Gabriel Aubry by firing her longtime lawyer Neil Hersh, in favour of legal pitbull Stephen Kolodny. Berry is fighting so she can move to France with her actor fiancé Olivier Martinez, and she plans on taking Nahla with her.
A source revealed, “Halle was unhappy that the family law judge hasn’t made a ruling about her request to move to France. The judge has indicated that more time is needed and more information needs to be gathered before a ruling is made.”
“Neither Gabe nor his lawyer are scared or intimidated by Stephen. Gabriel Aubry thinks this will help his child endangerment case, because he thinks it shows how desperate and impatient she [Halle Berry] is,” added the source.