February 3rd, 2011
02:07 PM ET
Things are heating up in the custody battle between actress Halley Berry and her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.
The pair are currently involved in a custody fight involving their 2 1/2-year-old daughter Nahla. Berry reportedly even pulled out of a film in order to focus on what appears to be an impending court case.
Berry's rep told PEOPLE the actress has "serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her."
Balderdash says Aubry, who in December filed court papers to establish paternity of the tot.
“While Gabriel is disappointed in Halle’s decision to falsely malign him publicly and for her own purposes, he refuses to be pulled into her dispute over a canceled film production," Aubry's rep said in a statement. "Gabriel also refuses to air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter."
"The fact is that Gabriel is a caring father who shares custody of Nahla. Gabriel fully believes that a consistent and balanced living situation and two loving parents are crucial for their child even if Ms. Berry feels otherwise," the statement continues. "He will always defend his rights as a father and will always consider Nahla’s best interest. Halle’s continuing allegations in the press are untrue and irresponsible.”
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