Halle Berry will have to wait until Monday (30Jan12) to learn whether she can ban her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry from having contact with their daughter after a former nanny accused him of battery.
Child minder Alliance Kamdem, hired by both Aubry and Berry, filed a police report last week (ends22Jan12) after she was reportedly shoved against a door by the model while holding the couple's three-year-old daughter, Nahla.
The incident occurred after Kamdem challenged Aubry over his decision to keep the tot at home and not take her to school because of an illness. The model became upset and allegedly pushed her. Cops have listed the altercation as a battery.
Berry appeared in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (23Jan12) to request a protective order against her ex until the police investigation reaches a conclusion, but Judge Scott Gordon decided to delay the ruling until next week, when one of his colleagues, who has been overseeing the Berry/Aubry custody case, will have returned from vacation.
Judge Mark Juhas will then assess the case and make a ruling.
Meanwhile, Kamdem, who has since quit her job, was also in court on Tuesday to ask for a protective order against Aubry, claiming she feared retaliation from the model.
Her petition was rejected by the judge, who branded her fears "insufficient and speculative", according to Tmz.com.