Halle Berry calls aggressive paparazzi for child custody trial
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.