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Gabriel Aubry, the father of Halle Berry's 3-year-old daughter Nahla, is being investigated for child endangerment over an incident involving Nahla and her nanny.
Speaking to TMZ, police sources say that Aubry neglected to take Nahla to school on Wednesday, keeping her home instead. When the toddler's nanny went to pick her up, she was told that Nahla hadn't shown up -- a statement that would throw any caretaker into a panic.
The nanny then went to Aubry's home, where she was relieved to find Nahla. But when she asked the Canadian male model why he hadn't taken her to school, Aubry allegedly started getting angry and violent.
"You're the f***ing nanny. Who do you think you are? You are a nobody. You don't need to f***ing know anything," shouted Aubry, according to the report filed by the nanny.
The nanny told police that Aubry then pushed her out the door, with Nahla in her arms. (TMZ notes that Gabriel Aubrey is 6-foot-4, while the nanny is 5-foot-2.) She claims that she was injured, although the nature of the injury was not specified. Additionally, RadarOnline reports that the nanny characterized Aubry's abuse as "ongoing," and that she plans to quit her job because of it.
The police report indicates that Aubry is being investigated for battery, but TMZ quotes a law enforcement source as saying they're "definitely investigating child endangerment." Meanwhile, child protective services is reportedly launching their own investigation into Aubry.
Last year, Berry and Aubry were caught up in a bitter custody battle over Nahla, with Berry's rep saying that the actress had "serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time." Reports also emerged that Aubry may have used a racial slur against Berry. In turn, Aubry's rep accused Berry of "falsely maligning him publicly and for her own purposes." Even after a custody agreement was reached, the battle continued. In June, Berry went to family court and accused Aubry of child neglect.
Berry is reportedly scheduled for an emergency court hearing Tuesday, most likely to obtain legal protection for Nahla from her father.