Halle Berry and her actor ex-husband, Olivier Martinez, settled with an LAX worker who alleged in a lawsuit that Martinez struck him with a child’s car seat in 2015.
Attorneys for plaintiff Ronaldo Owens and the actors told Torrance Superior Court Judge Ramona See on Wednesday that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
Owens sued the former couple in October 2015, alleging assault, battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Owens sought at least $5 million. Attorneys for Berry and Martinez, both 51, could not be immediately reached.
The suit stated that Owens was working at Los Angeles International Airport when Berry and Martinez arrived from a flight with the actress’ children about 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2015. They were being escorted by law enforcement officers through a corridor used for high-profile passengers.
The corridor was filled with paparazzi taking photos of the former couple, and Owens was standing to their left and was not obstructing them, the suit stated.
Nonetheless, Martinez “abruptly turned towards Ronaldo and brutally and intentionally charged at Ronaldo using an empty child’s car seat he held in
his hands as a weapon, striking Ronaldo to the ground with the seat and causing Ronaldo humiliation and injury,” the suit alleged.
Images of the incident were published on YouTube and other Internet sites, according to the plaintiff’s court papers.
Berry filed for divorce in October 2015 and judgment was entered last December.
–City News Service