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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry

Counseling Recommended

for Nahla

1/30/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Gabriel Aubry's custody battle royale with Halle Berry has taken its toll … the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is recommending their 3-year-old daughter Nahla go into counseling … TMZ has learned.

There have been no allegations of Halle mistreating Nahla, but the nanny claims Gabriel screams at the child and has even violently yanked Nahla out of her arms.

Both Halle and Gabriel are scheduled to be in court today. Sources tell us Halle wants the judge to prohibit Gabriel from having any contact with Nahla until a criminal child endangerment investigation targeting him is resolved. The nanny accused Gabriel of pushing her while she was holding Nahla ... which is what triggered the investigation.

And speaking of the nanny … we've learned Gabriel is also asking for a restraining order ... asking the judge in effect to fire the nanny because Gabriel believes she is making up stories to curry favor with Halle.

TMZ also previously reported that Gabriel has agreed to enroll in anger management classes to control his temper.

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31.

Yolanda    

I find it ABSOLUTELY funny that a problem that arose between THE NANNY and THE DAD has somehow become all HALLE BERRY's fault?????

She is a woman who has been in REPEATED abusive relationships and her actions may be construed as overboard but maybe she feels it's better to over-react for her daughter's safety.

You cannot MAKE children's services recommend someone for anger-management. They make impartial judgement with the information that THEY themselves collect. Whatever he displayed in those meeting obviously warranted classes on his part.

Hate the game folks not the player. He signed up for whatever agreement that was worked out between them in court. HE SIGNED THE PAPERS. If he didn't like what those papers said then he shouldn't have signed on the dotted line.

People need to be responsible for there actions without trying to blame others.

It's funny. Halle Berry wasn't even present when this incident happened and yet i read the comments about it being a plot by Halle Berry and some 'nanny'? I'm sorry, but i would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to my child. I would rather be considered over-protective than to let something slip by or overlook something.

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT DEALS WITH MY CHILD.

1005 days ago
32.

Bellaca    

How will Gabriel's fans twist this in his favor?

He has issues. He's not perfect.

1005 days ago
33.

dd    

Are you kidding me? A 3 year old should be enjoying Barney what the heck is going on with the parents.

1005 days ago
34.

RCG    

You people are so BIAS AD BLINDED BY HATRED FOR HALLE BERRY THAT YOU WOULD STILL PROTECT GABRIEL AUBRY no matter what he did. You do care about the child but HATING A WOMAN. YOU COME TO HATE PERIOD. SOME OF YOU PEOPLE MUST BE VERY UNHAPPY AND MISERABLE INSIDE. According to some it is NEVER Aubery's fault and he could never be controlling, vindictive or abusive toward his child BECAUSE HE is perfect. TELL IT TO THE JUDGE WHO HAS ALL THE FACTS.

1005 days ago
35.

esi    

JOINT PARENTING CLASSES FOR HALLE BERRY AND GABRIEL AUBRY?
Related: Hot Gossip, Halle Berryhttp://wonderwall.msn.com/movies/gossip-joint-parenting-classes-for-halle-berry-and-gabriel-aubry-1664223.story

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Wonderwall, Monday, January 30, 2012, 9:13am (PST)
By Kat Giantis

Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry, are set to square off in court on Monday over custody of their 3-year-old daughter Nahla, but it looks like steps are already being taken to minimize the fallout of their bitter, ongoing battle.

The actress, 45, is seeking to cut off the Canadian model's contact with Nahla amid allegations that he pushed the nanny while she was holding the tot, a charge he denies.

TMZ says that Aubry has agreed to take anger management classes after meeting with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services last week.

But he's also taking measures to ensure the nanny, Alliance Kamdem, stays out of his personal space. TMZ claims he's asked for a restraining order against her because he believes she's concocting accusations to "curry favor" with Berry, who pays her salary. The caretaker's request for a similar stay-away order was recently denied.

To DCFS's credit, the agency has apparently realized the real victim in this he-said she-said mess is Nahla. According to TMZ, they've recommended that the tyke go into counseling and, per Radar Online, have also suggested that both Halle and Gabriel take parenting classes following a joint interview on Friday.

The purpose of the meeting "was to get these two in the same room and recognize that all of this fighting is hurting their daughter," an insider tells Radar. "The report recommends that Halle and Gabriel attend parenting classes together, so that they can co-parent Nahla together. The classes will give them the tools to work through their issues and hopefully become better parents for it."

The pro-Aubry source adds that the DCFS investigation will "remain open while Gabriel and Halle take the parenting classes and to ensure that Nahla's safety and well-being continue. Gabriel absolutely wants to work with Halle, and that hasn't happened, so he is hopeful that can happen now. Of course, Gabe doesn't like being accused of hurting his child or anyone, but he knows the truth and that he didn't do anything the nanny has accused him of. He wants to take this negative and turn it into a positive so that he can be the best father for Nahla."

Halle, for her part, didn't let on that anything was amiss during a conveniently paparazzi-captured outing this weekend with maybe-fiancé Olivier Martinez, who doted on Nahla as they played on a Malibu beach.

1005 days ago
36.

FLO    

IF Gabriel Aubrey is ordered to do anger management in order to keep his SHARED custody (TMZ conveniently ignored that little nugget) then Halle Berry should be ordered to have a psyche evaluation, be monitored and not allowed to have her uninvestgated boyfriends around the child.

1005 days ago
37.

ohboy    

Halle Berry is psychotic. She has deep rooted mental issues from the days her father beat her mother. And now that hatred for men has spilled in to her love life. I personally can't stand her and almost hate her.

1005 days ago
38.

RCG    

DCFS is concerned about the child's wefare. If Gabriel Aubry
finally recognized that he needs anger management counseling then this speak volumes. LIKE IT OR NOT THE JUDGE IS CONCERMNED ABOUT AUBRY'S BEHAVIOR IN FRONT OF HIS CHILD...AND TOWARD HIS CHILD. If WEALTHY (BECAUSE HE CAN AFFORD GOOD LAWYERS TOO) PERCEIVED SAINT GABRIEL, IS FOUND TO HAVE ENDANGERED THE EMOTIONAL WELL BEING OF HIS CHILD THEN THE JUDGE WILL DETERMINE WHAT IS BEST FOR THE CHILD UNTIL HE GETS THE HELP HE NEEDS. PEOPLE FORGET AUBRY COMES FROM A TROUBLED BACKGROUND AND GREW UP IN FOSTER HOMES. PERHAPS HE IS TREATING HIS CHILD THE WAY HE WAS TREATED IN FOSTER HOMES.

1005 days ago
39.

Lisa    

How about we NOT publicize the psychological issues of toddlers?

1005 days ago
40.

UPYOURS    

Ok, let's use some brains here. If you go by Berry's "one drop" theory, if Nahla has one drop of black blood, she is black. By the same theory, if she has one drop of white blood, she is white. ERGO, that theory is one huge crock of crappola and anybody buying into it is just plain stupid. There is nothing wrong with that child being bi-racial, and the only one that thinks there IS something wrong with it is her own mother. This in turn makes her an idiot. Why shouldn't that child be taught BOTH sides of her heritage, rather than confuse the hell out of her with the lamest theory ever? Talk about child abuse, stealing a child's heritage. She should be proud of BOTH sides of her heritage.

1005 days ago
41.

bunny    

Believe Gabriel that the nanny is lying or believe everyone else who has had contact with Gabriel. Hmmm, what a hard decision.

1005 days ago
42.

JM    

This reminds me of the first time I ever got dumped. I was so angry and wanted to get the guy back, so I keyed his car. Awful? Yes. I was a teenager. Have I grown up since then? Yes, thankfully.
Now it's time for Halle to stop trying to get back at Gabriel, and grow up.

1005 days ago
43.

Sherry    

Radishes!!!! She wants to go off with her new man and not let Gabriel see his child. Fire the nanny!!!!

1005 days ago
44.

MsRita    

The Counceling is for the Parents. Children Services is asking Helle to have sessions with Gabbi. If she refuses she may be the one in trouble. She what happeneds Halle know you have other people telling what you have to do for your child. THIS **** BACKFIRED

1005 days ago
45.

Jem    

Wow, what a bunch of racist, misogynistic, delusional, paranoid freaks. So Halle Berry paid off Gabriel's ex, the babysitter, and now Child Services as well? Wow, what lengths you will go to, to escape the idea that this guy might actually not be a good guy? So if he slaps the girl, it'll somehow be Halle's fault as well? Halle was connected to the aliens who whispered in Gabriel's ear to slap her? Wow. Nutters.

1005 days ago
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