The story of Kate Middleton‘s topless photos has kind of taken over the world, if only for the moment. Everyone’s talking about it and we’ve heard a lot of different views on the issue of privacy for celebrities and members of the Royal Family. It’s really interesting to see now, how this story is affecting other celebrity news as well. We’ve been following Halle Berry‘s custody battle with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, which is centered on Halle‘s desire to move to France with full custody of their daughter Nahla. Now we’re hearing that since Kate Middleton‘s photo scandal was brought on by French paparazzi, Halle‘s claim that living in France will pose less of a paparazzi issue may be challenged. Click inside for more.
TMZ has the story:
Halle Berry may be collateral damage in the publication of the Kate Middleton topless photos … TMZ has learned.
Halle’s lawyer has been trying to convince the judge in her custody battle with Gabriel Aubry … Nahla is better off living in France with her mom because the paparazzi are more gentile and respectful of celebs.
Gabriel’s lawyer had only one real piece of ammo to counter Halle’s claim — the paparazzi chasing Princess Diana to her death. But that happened 15 years ago. Now Gabriel’s lawyers have new firepower — the pics taken of Kate Middleton were by an intrusive photog who we’re told used a telephoto lens to capture intimate shots of her on a secluded balcony.
We’re told Gabriel’s lawyer is aware of the new Kate photos and it’s almost certain he’ll raise the issue when the trial resumes.
Read more here.
Of all the things that might have happened following the publication of those photos, this is not something I would have expected. TMZ goes on to say that Halle Berry really has the upper hand in all this, having had primary physical custody of Nahla since she was born. But many of us have pointed out that since Halle‘s fiancé Olivier Martinez lives in France, it’s very difficult to believe that her desire to move there is solely based on concern for Nahla‘s safety.
Do y’all think Kate Middleton‘s story should be brought into the courtroom for Gabriel Aubry‘s defense? It’s going to be interesting to see how it all plays out, and whether or not a seemingly unrelated scandal like Kate‘s might affect another family, like Halle‘s.