Those close to Gabriel Aubry say this Canadian model has been forced to take Halle Berry to court because he fears her jealous rage over his dating life will result in less time spent with the couple's daughter, Nahla.
As reps for the two sides exchange public barbs, it's been unclear why Berry says she "has serious concerns" over Aubrey's interactions with the two-year old. Until now.
For more on Halle Berry's battle with Gabriel Aubry, read this People cover story.
In the latest issue of People, Aubry's former business partner, Stephane Bibeau, describes his ex-friend as "vindictive" and says: "Once they broke up, he became verbally threatening to Halle."
Insiders tell the magazine and TMZ these threats included the use of the "N word" and other slurs.
Explains one friend of Aubry's:
"From the beginning, Halle kind of had the upper hand because she was essentially supporting all of them for the most part. Gabriel never liked how that felt. Their split was tough because they're both so involved in raising Nahla, and neither ever wanted to give that up."