I’m not sure why the LAPD felt the need to come out with this now, but they’ve rendered their final “verdict,” according to TMZ. Gabriel Aubry started the Thanksgiving day brawl that led to his arrest, but he won’t face prosecution since Olivier Martinez has said he doesn’t want to pursue criminal charges. LAPD detectives say Gabriel committed two batteries:
As TMZ first reported, as Gabriel deposited Nahla at Halle’s house Olivier walked out and said, “We have to talk.”
Based on interviewing the principles and witnesses, detectives have concluded Gabriel then pushed Olivier (battery #1) and swung at his face, making contact with his shoulder (battery #2).
Cops say at that point, Olivier responded in self defense with 3 quick punches to the face.
What’s more, law enforcement sources tell us they are “concerned” about what they believe are “Gabriel’s ongoing anger issues.”
As one law enforcement source put it, “It seems he’s still having a hard time getting over his break up with Halle.”
I guess Gabriel had better be grateful for the settlement. If he did indeed start the fight, then Olivier’s response will probably help him get his anger under control.
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