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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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Bippie3    

Halle's "performance" was staged for her court case. The nanny "performance" didn't work so she's back, again.

Halle is desperate, selfish and nuts! Nahla should spend as much time as possible with the only sane parent she has - Gabriel.

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77.

rawkergirl    

Here's an idea... MOVE OUT OF THE LOS ANGELES AREA! Move to a quieter area where no one will care who you are! She's so pathetically lame.

820 days ago
78.

Sally    

She probably hired the photog so it would work in court.

820 days ago
79.

Batgirl    

I've lost so much respect for this woman. Children need both their parents--period. The one thing she's not doing is the one thing she claims is most important--doing what's best for her daughter.

820 days ago
80.

Brigde    

I can't believe some the comments that read here. Most of you sound like miserable, vindicative people. All you seem to want to do is bash HB. All HB is try to do is be a good mother and live her life, and GA is trying to be good father and live his life. I'm sure the the judge in their case is going to make the best possible decision he/she can make for Nahla. It's not about what GA wants or what HB wants it's about what's best for Little Nahla. No one here making a comment knows the big picture. So please stop spurting all this nasty venom.

820 days ago
81.

Lin    

It's simple........move out of California. She does not have to live there. There are some smart actors living elsewhere with lucrative careers.

818 days ago
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