Posted on Tue Feb 1, 2011 05:25 PM PDT
Halle Berry's ex is fighting back!
The Oscar-winning actress recently released a statement alleging she was forced to pull out of New Year's Eve to deal with "custody issues" and that she "has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father." Nahla turns three on March 16th.
Now Gabriel Aubry has released his own statement to Access Hollywood via his rep at Wilhelmina Models:
- "While Gabriel is disappointed in Halle's decision to falsely malign him publicly and for her own purposes, he refuses to be pulled into her dispute over a canceled film production. Gabriel also refuses to air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter. The fact is that Gabriel is a caring father who shares custody of Nahla.
Gabriel fully believes that a consistent and balanced living situation and two loving parents are crucial for their child even if Ms. Berry feels otherwise. He will always defend his rights as a father and will always consider Nahla's best interest. Halle's continuing allegations in the press are untrue and irresponsible."
And read Halle Berry's complete statement below:
- "Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her.
She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."
Gabriel Aubry filed documents on December 30, 2010, asking the court to formally recognize his paternity and grant a court order giving him and Halle Berry joint custody over Nahla.
The couple separated on April 30, 2010. At the time, Berry's rep said that the two "remain friends and committed parents to their daughter."
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