Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Halle Berry in custody fight

‘Jealous’ Halle Berry in custody fight

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Associated Press
Actress Halle Berry has given up her latest movie role to take time out for a custody battle with her former lover.
She may have moved on after her split with Gabriel Aubrey, but it appears as if Halle Berry still wants a say in her ex-boyfriend’s life. Now the two former lovers are locked in a bitter battle over the custody of their child Nahla – a battle which, according to the Daily Mail, was sparked by Berry’s jealousy over Aubrey’s short romance with Kim Kardashian.
Berry allegedly demanded that Canadian model Aubrey stop seeing Kardashian, and threatened to withold access to their daughter unless he complied. Berry is currently dating French actor Olivier Martinez.
Initially, Aubrey and Berry had organised custody arrangements amicably out of court. But, according to a source close to Aubrey, Berry’s unreasonable demands forced his hand into starting legal proceedings in an attempt to get an official custody agreement.
“The real trouble started last year when Gabriel started dating a high profile reality TV star,” the source said.
“Berry totally lost it with Gabriel and gave him an ultimatum – to choose between dating this girl or having a relationship with his daughter.
“The problem was that they had no legal custody agreement in place so he was pretty much at her mercy as to when he got to see their daughter.
“So, he did what she wanted – he broke it off with the girl – but then he started legal proceedings to set up his custody rights so Berry couldn't pull that crap on him again.
“Well, that totally tipped her over the edge, now the gloves are well and truly off.”
Aubrey is applying for full custody in both Canada and California, as Nahla has duel citizenship, and is said to have saved voicemails from Berry to use as evidence in court.
Academy Award-winning Berry, however, is making the fight public.
“Berry has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her,” said her publicist.
Aubrey responded in a statement, saying he was “disappointed in Halle’s decision to falsely malign him publicly and for her own purposes”.
“Gabriel also refuses to air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter.
“He will always defend his rights as a father and will always consider Nahla’s best interest. Halle’s continuing allegations in the press are untrue and irresponsible.”

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