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  • 27 November 2012, 9:57

Halle Berry's Ex: 'Martinez Made Death Threats'

Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend claims the Hollywood star's fiance threatened to kill him during a violent Thanksgiving confrontation.

Gabriel Aubry, who was left with a broken rib and badly bruised face, has asked a judge in Los Angeles to grant a restraining order against actor Olivier Martinez.

Aubry, a 37-year-old French-Canadian model, was arrested on suspicion of battery after Thursday's brawl, but he claims he was attacked without provocation.

However, Martinez - who gave the court a series of photographs of his injuries - told police that Aubry attacked first.

Aubry and Berry are involved in a lengthy custody battle over their four-year-old daughter. The Cloud Atlas star wanted to take the child to live in France with her and Martinez, but the request was denied last month.

Aubry claims Martinez punched and kicked him in the driveway of Berry's home, telling him: "You cost us $3m (1.87m)."

He has claimed Martinez threatened to kill him if he did not move to Paris.

Neither the actress nor her daughter were present during the fight.

Berry has been dating Martinez - Kylie Minogue's ex - since 2010 and he said earlier this year that they are engaged.

She was with Aubry for four years before that.

The judge set a hearing on the restraining order for December 17. Aubry already has a December 13 court date for the possible battery case.

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