Harris had taken their young daughter to get her hair cornrowed – something that a lot of black and mixed race kids do on a regular basis.
But Aubry claims he needs the money because he was unable to book modeling jobs after he came to blows with Halle's husband, French actor Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving 2012.
One of the white males quipped: “What do you call a white woman who has a baby by a Black man?
” Someone then quipped, “a single mother.” The white guys all began to make various comments, but the perception is already out there.
The star took her former love, Gabriel Aubry, to court, accusing him of straightening their little girl Nahla's naturally curly hair and lightening it over the past year in a bid to deny her African-American heritage.
In a note included on Halle's testimony to the court about her ex's 'reprehensible' actions, she referred to the findings of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas, who presided over their recent custody case.
I have never personally experienced hair damage nor have I ever known a single person whose hair has suffered such excessive changes from spending time in a salt water pool (or even chlorinated water) and sunlight.' Halle put forward 'before and after' photos of Nahla to the court and said: 'I have since reviewed the laboratory report concerning this very hair sample that I obtained, which confirms to me that Gabriel has not been truthful about what he has done and had been doing to our daughter's hair.'And she noted: 'I continue to worry about the potential psychological and physical damage to Nahla that can be caused by the use of chemical hair treatments and the psychological message that it conveys to Nahla, and to implore the court to put a stop to Gabriel's attempts to alter our daughter's appearance and most probably cause her to wonder why her natural appearance is not good enough.'This is the latest court battle for Halle and Aubry, who split in 2010 after four years together, leading to a lengthy custody dispute over Nahla.