As we’ve been reporting, the Olivier Martinez/Gabriel Aubry Thanksgiving Day brawl that went down at Halle Berry’s house is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. All parties seem to be interested in putting that awful day behind them, which is why some kind of agreement was recently reached in the courts. Shortly thereafter, Gabriel reunited with Nahla and dropped the restraining order against Olivier Martinez. New details have emerged in the case, as witnesses have come forward to describe exactly how the fight went down (we previously heard that cops were naming Gabriel as the instigator of the fight). But either way, it looks like nobody will be prosecuted. Click inside for more. Oh, and I’m sure Gabriel’s face is clearing up nicely, but FYI this is an old picture of him.
TMZ has the report:
The verdict is in as far as cops are concerned … Gabriel Aubry was clearly the instigator of the Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry’s house
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … detectives are now clear on what they believe happened — Gabriel committed two batteries on Olivier Martinez before Olivier lifted a finger to defend himself.
As TMZ first reported, as Gabriel deposited Nahla at Halle’s house Olivier walked out and said, “We have to talk.”
Based on interviewing the principles and witnesses, detectives have concluded Gabriel then pushed Olivier (battery #1) and swung at his face, making contact with his shoulder (battery #2).
Cops say at that point, Olivier responded in self defense with 3 quick punches to the face.
What’s more, law enforcement sources tell us they are “concerned” about what they believe are “Gabriel’s ongoing anger issues.”
As one law enforcement source put it, “It seems he’s still having a hard time getting over his break up with Halle.”
But here’s the good news for Gabriel — we’ve learned Halle and Olivier have both told detectives and prosecutors they do not want Gabriel charged with a crime because they do not believe it would be in Nahla’s best interests.
Law enforcement sources tell us the case will be set for an informal hearing at the city attorney’s office. The likely outcome is that Gabriel will agree to take anger management classes, although the the hearing officer could decide to just drop the entire matter after hearing both sides.
So it sounds like witnesses are saying that Olivier attempted to start a conversation with Gabe, and Gabe wasn’t feelin’ it at all– and started swinging. But lost. If this is all still about his relationship with Halle, then I could see why he wouldn’t feel like chatting it up with Olivier. I don’t know if Gabe has moved on and has a new girlfriend but Halle Berry sure has and it’s everywhere. Such is the life.
Like I said before, I’m just glad to see that this is going away. Some of us wondered if Halle would use this fight against Gabriel so that she could continue to fight for full custody of Nahla. It looks like that won’t be happening, which means she must have come to terms with the final decision for Nahla to remain in the States, where she can have a relationship with both parents. Here’s hoping this story continues to die down!