Following his Thanksgiving day throw-down with ex-girlfriend Halle Berry‘s fianceé Olivier Martinez, Aubry was hospitalized with a fractured rib, bruises to the face and cuts that required stitches. And for the French-Canadian model, those injuries carry career consequences.
“He will have to take some time off from modeling, so, that his face heals,” former supermodel Janice Dickinson told Celebuzz of Wilhelmina model Aubry, who is one of the top-earning males in the industry. “I feel bad because he got a savage beating and nobody deserves that.”
In the aftermath of the brutal brawl, Aubry was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery. Berry was awarded an emergency restraining order against her ex, requiring him to stay 100 years away from the actress, their 4-year-old daughter Nahla and Martinez. Though he claimed Martinez attacked him first in the fight, Aubry has now been labeled the aggressor in the showdown outside of Berry’s Hollywood home on Nov. 22, according to a police report.
Still, Dickinson feels for all Aubry is facing. “I have sympathy for Gabriel Aubry. He is just trying so see his daughter and live his life,” the former America’s Next Top Model judge said. “I do not believe that it makes [Aubry] a bad guy.” And after seeing Aubry’s battered face following the brutal scuffle, Dickinson is placing blame for the damage done: “I think that Martinez should be jailed after that attack.”
Since splitting in 2010, Berry and Aubry have shared custody of Nahla. But any cordiality between the exes turned contentious after Berry sought the court’s permission to move their daughter to Paris, France, where the actress would live with her France native fiancé — a request which the judge denied.
“It was not fair that they wanted to take [his daughter Nahla] to another country away from her father,” explained Dickinson. “I think at this point that they all need therapy and the focus should be on the child, because nobody wants her to suffer emotionally because of all of this.”
Meanwhile, Aubry will have to wait for his moneymaker to make a full recovery before returning to his illustrative career, which has seen him model for Valentino, Versace, Calvin Klein and DKNY among others. “Hopefully, his face will heal,” Dickinson said. “The guy was a top male model within the industry.”
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