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Halle Berry

Aggressive Photog May Be

Her Ticket to Paris

5/31/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Andrew DeetzThe aggressive paparazzo who incited Halle Berry at her daughter's school is going to be called to the witness stand and grilled like a cheeseburger ... in Halle's bid to move her family to Paris.

Halle is getting ready to fight it out with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry in family court. She is asking the judge to allow her to move to Paris, where she claims the paparazzi respect the privacy of celebrities and their families much more than in the U.S.

Sources tell TMZ ... her lawyer will call independent photog Andrew Deetz to the stand -- he's the photog who was lurking around Nahla's school, causing Halle to explode in anger. We're told Halle's lawyer, Stephen Kolodny, will use Deetz as a human exhibit -- getting him to expose his no-holds-barred tactics of shooting the children of celebs.

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BTW, Deetz got into a big scuffle with Britney Spears' bodyguards in Las Vegas back in 2007.  He claimed one of her hired muscle punched him during the skirmish.

In addition to Deetz, we're told Kolodny will call expert witnesses who live in France, to explain how French culture differs from the U.S., and how photogs generally keep their distance from celebs and their families. The lawyers will also testify that privacy laws protect celebs in France way more than in the U.S. Of course, Gabriel will counter with Princess Diana.

As for 4-year-old Nahla, we're told she will NOT testify about the proposed move.

Sources tell us there is NO chance of settlement -- this case WILL go to trial.

The trial is scheduled for June.

We placed calls to Kolodny, but did not hear back.

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46.

weisenheimer    

Privacy???? try moving to Glendale, Rosemead, Canoga Park, Compton, Watts, Lynwood, etc. etc. etc. No need to move to France.

783 days ago
47.

Orlando    

This would all stop if publications and websites would stop paying for pictures of celebrities doing nothing but buying coffee, picking up children at school or walking down the street. Who are you people that want to see that?

783 days ago
48.

Jordan    

It looks more like halle Berry breaking the law than the photog. He was in a public street in his car with the first amendment on his side taking pictures well within his rights and the law maybe not morally. Halle got out of her car in the middele of the street and started to harass the photog.

783 days ago
49.

Jordan    

Halle that is a good idea move to a country where the economic system is breaking down so badly it is effecting the global economy they have no laws about papparazzi and they are going to want to make money so in essence your child could be in more danger than in the US.

783 days ago
50.

No Name Jane    

She totally orchestrated that confrontation to strengthen her case. What a manipulative twist.

783 days ago
51.

Rex    

Who cares about her! Good riddance. She is an arrogant woman. Let France have her.

783 days ago
52.

Dita Wildflower    

Paparazzi are s c u m

783 days ago
53.

GEB    

SHE CAN GO TO FRANCE BUT THE KID STAYS WITH HER FATHER. SHE IS A CELEB AND PICTURES GO WITH THE JOB.

783 days ago
54.

RCG    

For some, Halle needs to be worst person that ever walked the planet so Gabriel Aubry can be '"saint-like, pure and white as the driven snow " and therefore flawless. This take on Aubry's character is a complete BS ticket that only a fool would buy. Just like all other people walking this planet, GA has his own issues and they have absolutely nothing to do with HB. If they go to court so be it. So what is Aubry trying to prove? That HB does not support and take care of her daughter? That he is not allowed time with her? If his goal in to get full custody so he can get as much money as possible (for HIS lifestyle ) then he will have a hard row to hoe.

783 days ago
55.

I Was About To Say    

The 4yr old will not testify....WTF? A 4yr old isn't gonna remember crap!

783 days ago
56.

I Was About To Say    

If EVERYONE STOPPED buying those stupid tabloid mags they'd not make any money and lose their jobs. (or at least most would be laid off.)

783 days ago
57.

I Was About To Say    

She's a celeb...what does she phk'g expect.

783 days ago
58.

nikki6    

Has she no clue how foreign France will be to Nahla??? That's who she should be worried about NAHLA, gees louise. I understand she wants to get away from Gabriel and start new with Olivier, but come on you can't just up root your child to some foreign place, how selfish!!

783 days ago
59.

DaveT    

What kind of mother tries to move her kids off to take them away from their father?

783 days ago
60.

Jordan    

You know what i think Halle should take Nahla and move to paris take the girl away from her father her family her friends and take her to a foriegn country where she has no family no friends doesn't speak the language will have a hard time in school all so her mother can marry a frenchman who will get so sick of her like her other husbands did and have sexual relations with other woman in front of halle berry because that is the normal in france halle berry divorces him and then she is in paris with nothing but her daughter and now still paparazzi following them around and harrassing the two of them more because there are no laws protecting halle berry from paperazzi taking photos of her daughter then what is this woman going to do.

783 days ago
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