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Salma Hayek

Expert Witness in Halle

Berry Custody Fight

8/16/2012 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry has an ace up her sleeve in her child custody war ... her good friend Salma Hayek ... and Halle believes her sexy friend could help her convince a judge that moving to France is necessary for her and Nahla.

TMZ has learned ... Halle's lawyers just filed a declaration from Salma ... in which the actress says she knows firsthand that France is a much safer place for a celebrity because of tougher paparazzi laws. 

In the declaration, Salma -- who's married to a French billionaire -- tells the court ... she spends a ton of time in France with her young daughter Valentina ... and doesn't have to deal with the kind of paparazzi crushes she gets when she's in the United States.

As we previously reported, Halle wants to move across the pond with her daughter and fiance to escape the constant paparazzi attention and recent intruders at her L.A. home.

Case in point -- Salma and Halle went to dinner together in Hollywood last night ... and walked right into a paparazzi flash storm as they exited the restaurant.

12:50 PM PT -- Court update: they're still doing opening statements. The judge just broke for lunch.

10:00 AM PT
-- It's on. Halle just arrived at court. Gabriel is there too.


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Excuse me! Didn't Princess Diana die due to those paps chasing her? and where? FRANCE!

806 days ago


Olivier is an established womanizer. He still has another 20 plus years of lying and cheating until her reaches George Hamilton's "too old and tired to cheat anymore" age.
Mom's living with a man does not establish security for a child. Olivier will leave Halle within a year of the final decision in this horrible mess. Then Halle will have to weave a web of fairy tales and fiction about how she has had such stable relationships with her men. (Gabe is her longest I believe.)
Once Olivier is out, Halle will have the revolving door up and running. Poor Nahla will wonder where her "papa" Olivier has gone and then get to meet another "uncle daddy".
Meahwhile, real Daddy Gabriel will be barely a faint memory in this little girl's mind... that is if Halle Scary gets her way in court.

806 days ago


Didn't Scary volunteer to pick up paper cups for Obama? Since she supports everything he stands for, why doesn't she take a look at the SSIA ant-bullying bill that he endorsed. Bullying someone just because you can is wrong. Scary, you are a bully and therefore a coward.

806 days ago


Harvey onTMZ live said that she intends to destroy Nahla;s father in court and paint him as an awful person.

How about Gabriel Aubry gets all of her exes to testify to what kind of a lying vindictive nut job she is when a relationship is over, Maybe Ollie will rethink having her as his wife.

806 days ago


She has a right to move. If she wasnt famous it wouldn't even be an issue. But they will have to work the visitation out, and like "normal" people that are divorced and live separated by that many miles, it will probably be summer with dad and school year with mom.

806 days ago


I'll say it again. Halle need to hook up with Chipmunk Brown, so she can be treated the way she deserves. Like a punching bag. Between Halle, and those useless Kardashians, I don't know which one bugs me the most.

806 days ago


PIC OF Halle Berry being followed by paparazzi in Paris...kind of disproves her point. She's officially an idiot. Highlight link to see - they even followed her visiting schools for Nahla.

806 days ago


PIC: French paparazzi following Halle while she is visiting schools for Nahla in Paris...oh yeah Halle France will keep you from the paps! A mess! Stop being selfish! Highlight link to see pic!

806 days ago


What a bitch I wish they would stop taking your picture too. You stink as an actress and just in general a bitch. Go to France no one will miss ya just leave the kid with her dad. Oh and please don't come back when this boyfriend dumps ya.

806 days ago


these two genius starlets hate the paps,
so they go to eat in.... Hollywood.
smart, ladies, how intelligent. they don't wanna be seen or photographed. so they go the biggest place they can be seen and photographed. how fake can you get?

806 days ago


Now who do you suppose tipped the paparazzi's hand that they were going to be at that restaurant? Did they just happen to visit a restaurant where the paparazzi are always on hand? This stinks! Halle needs to stop trying to alienate that little girl from her father!!

806 days ago

You're wrong    

That is one sorry excuse of a woman, that poor kid is going to hate her guts one day. She is completely psycho. As for France, hmmm Princess Diana comes to mind.

806 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Only if Salma shows her boobs to the court.

Halle is CRAY-CRAY and no one will miss her when she's "en francais"! tee hee

806 days ago

Diamond Goddess!    

Besides, Olivier.Ain't.Marryin'.That.! He'll hit it and quit it, after she uproots THE KID for him, "cuz that's what he does'
Why can't these Hollywood heaux keep a guy? Look at Halle's track record.
What's so bad about Gabriel, anyway? Girls need their daddy to keep 'em off the pole (and I am NOT kidding!).

806 days ago


I hope things go well for halle in cour.t and if the judge let her take her daughter to paris she should not have to pay that loser 20.000 per month

806 days ago
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