The gloves are off in the Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry custody battle, with the Canadian born model pulling out all the stops as he fears the Academy Award winning actress might be scheming to have their daughter adopted by her new fiancé, Olivier Martinez, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
As we previously reported, the 45-year-old actress recently traded in her longtime attorney, Neil Hersch, for legal heavyweight, Stephen Kolodny, as she fights for permission to move her daughter permanently to France, something Gabriel is adamant won't happen.
"Gabriel fears that Halle's ultimate plan is to get him out of his daughter's life, permanently," an insider tells RadarOnline.com. "He believes the plan is for Halle to move to France with Nahla and then have Olivier adopt her as his own. She wants a 'fresh start' apparently.
"It all makes sense now, the allegations of mistreatment and abuse, the slurs against Gabe in the press, the fight to strip him of custody, he believes it's all part of a bigger plan to make him appear like an unfit father and get rid of him for good.
"It's not happening though. Gabe will fight tooth and nail to retain custody of Nahla. He loves that little girl and is determined to always be a part of her life and always be her father.
"Just because Halle is through with him doesn't mean she can shut him out of her daughter's life too. Gabe may not have Halle's money or power but he will not just lie down and take it."
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Aubry feels fully vindicated after the abuse allegations that were made against him were dismissed, and has made it known that if he is hauled into court again over unfounded claims, he will sue Berry.
And, that's just the start.
"It's been pretty nasty so far, but it's going to get a LOT nastier!" The source tells RadarOnline.com. "Gabriel is ready to fight and if Halle wants to fight dirty then as far as he is concerned she can bring it on. He will match her punch for punch, slur for slur. His relationship with his daughter is at stake and he will do ANYTHING to protect that."