Halle Berry took her ex and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry to court back in 2014. It seems that he attempted to alter their daughter Nahla’s looks to make her more European and less Black.
In her testimony, Halle, who is mixed race, also revealed that Gabriel called her a ‘nig*er!’
Mail Online reported that Halle provided the court with a personal note that Gabriel had written her, in which he called her a “nig*er.”
The note was presented as evidence to support her claims that Aubry had something against African Americans.
The letter was also used to explain why he changed the texture and color of their daughter’s hair to blonde.
Halle was furious Gabriel was straightening Nahla’s naturally-curly hair, while also lightening it with highlights.
Halle was convinced that he did this because he does not want the girl to appear to be African American.
Thee ruled neither Halle nor Gabriel could change Nahla’s look from its natural state.
The docs reveal that Judge Juhas said ‘The racial epithet made by Petitioner [Gabriel Aubry] was and is completely and unacceptable. Nahla is a child of both of these parents, making this sort of comment about Respondent [Halle Berry] affect the very core and being of Nahla. And when Petitioner attacked Respondent for what she is and who she is, he was attacking Nahla because Nahla is part Respondent. And Nahla is part Petitioner. So when Petitioner did those things, that does serious damage to Nahla because he is attacking her core being, who she is.’
Halle’s testimony accused her ex of dying Nahla’s hair blonde and straightening her hair texture.
‘I strongly feel that Gabriel’s same underlying attitude is at the root of the changes which only he could have been causing to our daughter’s hair.’
Halle also discussed how she had secured scientific evidence to prove she is not ‘delusional,’ as Gabriel had called her, ‘about the extensive damage and the changes to the texture and color of Nahla’s hair that were observed by me. I was not willing to allow this to be a ‘he said-she said’ dispute.’
She also said ‘I continue to worry about the potential psychological and physical damage to Nahla that can be caused by the use of chemical hair treatments and the psychological message that it conveys to Nahla, and to implore the court to put a stop to Gabriel’s attempts to alter our daughter’s appearance and most probably cause her to wonder why her natural appearance is not good enough.’
An insider close to Halle confessed that ‘Halle kept asking and asking Gabriel about Nahla’s hair, and he kept denying it.’ Eventually, Halle filed the court papers and Nahla’s curls came back.’