Halle Berry's ex denies pushing nanny

2012-01-25 11:31
Los Angeles - Gabriel Aubry has denied pushing his daughter's nanny.

The French-Canadian model is being investigated for child endangerment after being accused of shoving nanny Alliance Kamden into a door while she was holding three-year-old Nahla - his child with ex-girlfriend Halle Berry - at his home on January 18.

The pair allegedly got into an argument after Gabriel kept Nahla off school without informing his nanny, who confronted him about his actions after she went to the school to collect her.

But Gabriel has denied the claims to close friends, insisting Alliance tripped and fell.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Why in the world would Gabriel push the nanny causing her to fall while she was holding his daughter?

"Gabriel is fiercely protective of Nahla. The nanny tripped, and she fell while holding Nahla. Yes, Gabriel and the nanny were arguing, he felt like his parenting skills were under attack again.

"Gabriel can't believe how out of control this situation has become. He is hopeful that criminal charges won't be filed against him."

Court battle

Halle and Gabriel appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday and the Oscar-winning actress asked the judge to stop the 36-year-old model from having joint custody of Nahla until the accusation has been investigated by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services.

After the hearing had ended, Gabriel's attorney told reporters outside the courtroom that no changes had been made to the existing custody agreement.