LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry asked a judge Tuesday to ban her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, from having any contact with their child.
The legal proceeding follows a move by the former couple’s nanny calling for a restraining order against Aubry, alleging he shoved her when she arrived to pick 3-year-old Nahla from his home.
Alliance Kamdem told police Aubry went on a racist rant, screamed and cursed at her, then pushed her.
“I was terrified,” Kamdem stated in a sworn declaration. “The push was so forceful that if there had not been a wall behind me to stop the force of the movement I would have fallen down with Nahla in my arms.”
The nanny made a note that Aubry is nearly a foot taller than her.
“Within a week of the start of my employment, Mr. Aubry began becoming verbally abusive and aggressive toward me,” Kamdem said. “He would say things to me like, `What are you doing here? You are a spy. You report everything I say. You’re not even doing your job. Nahla doesn’t like you, she doesn’t want you here.”‘
She said that part of her job included taking Nahla to the local park, the library, her school and to piano lessons.
Kamdem has since quit her job and said she’s feared retaliation by Aubry after the incident.
Nonetheless, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gorden ruled against Kamdem.
Several news reports claim Aubry is being investigated by the L.A. Police Department and Child Protective Services for child endangerment and battery.
The probe prompted Berry to request an emergency custody hearing Tuesday, asking that Aubry be barred from contacting Nahla until the investigation is complete.
The couple has been battling over custody since they split in 2010.