Olivier Martinez was injured during a “brutal fight” with his fiancée Halle Berry’s ex lover Gabriel Aubry, which left both men hospitalized and saw Aubry charged with battery.
The shocking brawl came as Gabriel Aubry dropped off his daughter Nahla at Halle Berry’s house on Thanksgiving morning.
Olivier Martinez reportedly tried to speak to Gabriel Aubry about the ongoing custody dispute between him and Halle Berry.
After Olivier Martinez said to Gabriel Aubry: “We have to move on,” the Canadian model is said to have pushed the French actor and tried to punch him before a full blown fight broke out.
Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry – who split in 2010 – have been at odds ever since she tried to convince a judge to allow her to move to France with Nahla, a move which was recently blocked by the courts.
Sources told TMZ the fight was “brutal” with the website describing a blow-by-blow account of the melee.
“Olivier blocked [Gabriel’s punch] and the punch struck him in the shoulder instead… Gabriel then pushed Olivier to the ground, a struggle ensued, ending when Olivier pinned Gabriel to the ground.”
Police were called to the home and arrested Gabriel Aubry for battery. He was charged on his release from hospital and released after meeting the $20,000 bail.
Andrew Smith, Commanding Officer, LAPD Media Relations and Community Affairs Group told People: “He [Aubry] was booked for a private persons arrest for battery.”
A judge then issued an emergency protective order – meaning Gabriel Aubry has to stay 100 yards away from Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez and Nahla.
Gabriel Aubry was taken to hospital for his injuries after suffering a broken rib, bruises to the face and a possible more serious head injury.
Olivier Martinez has a possible broken hand and neck injuries. He arrived at the same Los Angeles hospital for treatment as Gabriel Aubry around an hour after him.
It is unclear whether 4-year-old Nahla witnessed the fight between her father and stepfather.
However, sources told TMZ that Halle Berry rushed her daughter inside to prevent her seeing the fight.
The youngster was later seen being carried in her mother’s arms as the anxious looking actress arrived home with Olivier Martinez following his discharge from hospital.
After a brief stop at home, the pair headed to a friend’s house nearby.
Gabriel Aubry, a French-Canadian model who lives and works in Los Angeles, had petitioned the court to stop Halle Berry’s plans to move to France.
He argued it would give him limited access to his daughter, while Halle Berry countered the privacy laws are stronger in France and would keep Nahla safe from the paparazzi.
Halle Berry, 46 – who split with Gabriel in 2010 – and Olivier Martinez, had put their wedding plans on hold while the actress focused on her custody battle.