R273, spare me the nonsense about "they were all being selfish & childish." That's bullshit. Gabriel, was the least blameworthy of the three.
It was his turn and his right to have Nahla with him over the Thanksgiving holiday. By pre-arrangement, according to the custody agreement. Halle & Olvier came to a school program for Nahla, and Olivier started talking smack to Gabriel, threatening him, wanting to take Nahla.
Halle makes a fuss wanting Nahla to have Thanksgiving with her. Gabriel, as is his habit, gives in to Halle, and returns Nahla for the day on Thanksgiving morning. To be nice.
Olivier comes out of the house instead of the babysitter, tells Gabriel they "need to talk" screaming at him because "he just cost them $3 million" and when Gabriel turns away from Olivier to go shut his car door, Olivier jumps him.
He knocks him down and beats the crap out of him. Uncontrollable rage. Halle & Olivier were angry to the point of violence and intimidation because she lost a court decision.
So no, Gabriel isn't part of the equation. Halle has obviously allowed Olivier to become her "champion" in the on-going custody battle. Olivier doesn't really give a shit about Nahla. He wants Halle to support him. He has no career. He is living off her.
Halle let this get out of control. She over intrigued and overplayed her hand. The only reason they appear to have settled is because her PR team wanted to get this off the front pages.
The blowback against her has been very negative. It could've cost her her Revlon contract. She's also on very shakey legal ground and Child Protective Services was called in to investigate Nahla's living environment with Olivier in the house.
Do you really think she would have agreed to pay all Gabriel's legal costs, and his medical expenses, and drop the restraining order against him if he had been in the wrong?
She's scared of criminal charges being brought against Olivier. Her legal team has warned her to back off. She's damned lucky Gabriel has been making an effort to be generous to her.
The fact is, I think Gabriel is a damned fool. He should have used this opportunity to go to war with her. He is being decent to the mother of his kid. Halle has no such inhibitions. She thinks he's weak, and she'll continue the drama. Maybe when Olivier turns his violent temper on her she will wake up.