Halle Berry's ex headed to court after Thanksgiving brawl
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The father of Halle Berry's daughter is headed to court after he was arrested following a fistfight with her fiancé outside the Oscar winning actress' Los Angeles home on Thanksgiving, police said.
Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, 37, was later released on $20,000 (12,473 pounds) bail after being charged with misdemeanour battery following the punch-up with Berry's fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez, 46, in the driveway of her house on Thursday.
The altercation occurred during a custodial hand-off involving Berry's 4-year-old daughter with Aubry, Nahla, according to Los Angeles police officer Julie Boyer.
Following the scuffle, Aubry and Martinez were both taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre with "non-life-threatening injuries," Boyer said. Aubry is due to appear in court on December 13.
Berry, 46, who won a best actress Oscar for her role in 2001 film "Monster's Ball," has been embroiled in a bitter custody battle with Aubry since they broke up in April 2010. Earlier this month, a judge denied Berry's request to move to France with Nahla.
Berry and Martinez met while filming the movie "Dark Tide." They announced their engagement in March.
A judge has since issued an emergency protective order requiring Aubry to stay at least 100 yards (meters) from Berry, their daughter and Martinez, according to celebrity website, TMZ.com.
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