Halle Berry has fought a long, hard custody battle against her ex, Gabriel Aubrey, for their 4-year-old daughter Nahla. But in the latest ugly round of court battles, a judge has ruled against the Cloud Atlas and Catwoman star. Berry, 46, claimed she wanted to move to France – she’s currently engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez (above) – because she feared for the safety of her family in the U.S.
Why? For one, she claimed that paparazzi in LA made her life dangerous. “It’s the appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety for Nahla,” she recently explained to In Style magazine “I don’t want her to grow up around the tabloids”. Second, two men Berry views as highly dangerous are suddenly free. Richard Franco, who was convicted of stalking the star in January, was released earlier this year, and the other man, Robert Hoskins, who allegedly threatened to slit her throat, escaped from a mental institution a month later.
In a criminal complaint against Franco, the actress pleaded, “This person has invaded and trampled upon the most fundamental sense of security I have, and I am extremely frightened of him and what he might do to me and those I love.” Despite her concerns, the judge ruled in Aubrey’s favor, likely because the court viewed the move as detrimental to the relationship between Nahla and her father. I wonder if this will effect the relationship between Berry and Martinez.
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