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Salma Hayek

Expert Witness in Halle

Berry Custody Fight

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

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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.

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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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61.

quirky    

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

801 days ago
62.

PINK PILGRIM SHOE    

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.

801 days ago
63.

PINK PILGRIM SHOE    

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.

801 days ago
64.

FLO    

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.

801 days ago
65.

Pistol77    

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.

801 days ago
66.

Seldombinlaid    

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.

801 days ago
67.

wow!    

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. http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/WfX87l9zVL1/Halle+Berry+Olivier+Martinez+Go+Site+Seeing/5qJ0bfkxLoe

801 days ago
68.

wow!    

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!
http://cdn.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/halle_berry2012-motocycle-paris-big-ver.jpg

801 days ago
69.

Hank    

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.

801 days ago
70.

steerclear    

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?

801 days ago
71.

Muppet    

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!!

801 days ago
72.

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.

801 days ago
73.

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

800 days ago
74.

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!).

800 days ago
75.

Tracy    

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

800 days ago
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