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Gabriel Aubry

Custody in Jeopardy

2/10/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Gabriel Aubry has been orderd to appear in Dependency Court because authorities are concerned about his ability to safely care for his child ... TMZ has learned.

Aubry is in court right now and the appearance was triggered by the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services' investigation into allegations that Aubry is guilty of child endangerment.

Sources tell TMZ ... the DCFS investigation goes beyond an incident in which Gabriel allegedly pushed the nanny who was holding 3-year-old Nahla.

We're told DCFS is concerned about Nahla's safety in the care of Gabriel and that is why he was ordered to appear in Dependency Court.

We're told no ruling has been handed down ... yet.

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10:48 AM PST -- TMZ has learned ... Nahla now has legal counsel that has been appointed by the court to represent her in the hearing.

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Abby    

Unbelievable! Can you guys read? Hall Berry has nothing to do with DCFS! It is a government agency for crying out loud! And if you continued to read, you would see that the had appointed a legal guardian for Nahla! Geez people stop the emotional psycobable and be objective! Obviously this guy is unstable!

953 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

man he pissed her off bigtime

953 days ago
18.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

O...M...G...!! So has Halle finally told police that Nahla is carrying Garbiel's baby? Is there a day this man isn't in court? Halle is not only crazy, but she is evil as well.

953 days ago
19.

Bellaca    

I wonder what the Halle haters will say now. St. Gabe isn't that saintly, folks. Sorry. He has issues, but so does Halle. They need to work on their issues for Nahla's sake.

953 days ago
20.

aston    

Nahla has now her own lawyer to look after her interests. It can't be more impartial than that. But for some here, I guess even if Aubry would hurt his daughter, it wouldn't convince you - Halle would still be "evil".


If claims have been made that Gabriel may be unsafe for Nahla, then she has the RIGHT to this court procedure. The judge can't just look at pictures of Gabriel cuddling Nahla, like people here have done, and decide he is the most caring, loving, stable father there is.


Why on earth is everyone so 100% sure, without having ever met any of the parents, that Gabriel is wonderful and Halle should go to hell? Have you never ever heard of abusive fathers? Are they all a complete fantasy by evil women?


Don't pretend you know the answers here. It's the court's duty to try and find those.

953 days ago
21.

Liza    

This is so, so sad. She is attemptng to strip this man of his relationship with his daughter anyway she can. I guess she thinks that if she throws enough food on the wall, something will have to stick eventually...If that isn't parental alienation, I don't know what is.

She seems to have some kind of disorder that makes her a perpetual victim when it comes to every man that has ever been in her life.

The saddest part of all is that she is apparently guiding her 3 year old down that same road. She is ruining that child's future with her own Daddy and probably laying the groundwork for her eventual issues with men for her entire life.

Proud of yourself, Halle?

953 days ago
22.

Bellaca    

Wait, Nahla has a legal guardian.

I think Gabriel will give up on custody soon.

953 days ago
23.

yessir    

Can't blame this one on Halle although I know people will try.

953 days ago
24.

Googie    

Halle used Gabriel as a sperm donor since he is very handsome. Her childbearing years were coming to an end & she used Gabriel. But Gabriel takes his role as father seriously and won't be discarded so easily. Halle didn't count on that.
Halle now has to use her money & acting talent to get rid of Gabriel. She even has a rich boyfriend with a home in France, a convenient place to take her daughter far from Gabriel.

953 days ago
25.

InsaneYetSocial    

Aubrey is way too hot to be abusive.

Hottest.White.Ever.

953 days ago
26.

LittleBIt    

Don't like this guy a little bit. He's a snake in the grass. Hope he loses all custody and rights to Nahla. Go to France with your hunky man, Halle and be happy. You deserve it. Gabe the freak will be history soon, girlfriend.

953 days ago
27.

Banith    

Doesn't anyone else think it's funny that Halle always said she wanted to have a child before she was a certain age (I wanna say that she also said she didn't care if she was with someone or not) and suddenly after she has her child she drops the guy she had her with, claims he's a horrible person and then goes for custody? I'm waiting for her to break up with the guy she's with now and see what kind of stuff she says about him, it seems to be her pattern.

953 days ago
28.

Discretion    

This is definitely beyond Halle's control. Now it's clear that there must have been something serious because this little girl now has her own legal team. Team Halle# (Now people can proceed with pressing the unlike button as usual smh)

953 days ago
29.

Celebrities Suck    

Halle, if you can't get along with Gabriel Aubry this doesn't give you the right to take away his child. I really don't know the real story behind these two, but it seems like they need to act like adults for the sake of their daughter. Grow up!

953 days ago
30.

InsaneYetSocial    

The reason she's been assigned her own lawyer has nothing to do with Aubrey's alleged actions and everything to do with the fact that the courts want impartial representation for a child whose parents are clearly incapable of being impartial and/or rational when it comes to co-parenting. Also, these types of hearings always investigate way beyond the original allegations and examine every aspect of the parent's life. I had to go through the same sort of hearing when I took custody of my neices who were removed from an abusive home. This is nothing more than a semantics game being perpetrated by Berry's team and all the Chicken Little Halle Stans are falling for it hook, line, and sinker.

Simpletons.

953 days ago
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