Gabriel Aubry responds to Halle's custody statement

Wednesday February 2, 2011

This week Halle Berry issued a surprising public statement about her custody battle with Gabriel Aubry.

And now her ex has responded to her claims that she has "serious concerns" for Nahla's well being "while in the care of her father for any extended period of time".

In a statement to Access Hollywood, the model, 34, said he was "disappointed" by Halle's decision to "falsely malign him publicly".

He also said he refused to "air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter.

The 44-year-old actress, who is now dating her Dark Tide co-star Olivier Martinez, and Gabriel ended their four-year relationship in April.

Many had believed the spilt to be amicable – the first indication of discord came in December when Gabriel filed for joint custody of their child.

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