David Justice Clarifies Tweets About His Ex Halle Berry -- I Wasn't Trying to Bash Her
By Jackie Willis
ET spoke with Halle Berry's ex-husband, David Justice, about the 49-year-old actress saying she suffered hearing loss from one of her exes.
Berry -- who recently filed for divorce from her third husband, Olivier Martinez -- has said in interviews prior that a former flame was so abusive that he caused partial deafness in her left ear.
Justice was married to the Oscar winner from 1992 to 1997, and insists his ex-wife is not talking about him when she tells this story. The actress said this incident occurred around the time she was shooting the 1991 film, The Last Boy Scout, prior to their marriage.
"Reading the latest Halle Berry reports, it wasn't me who hit Halle causing the ear damage," Justice tweeted on Monday. "Halle has never said that I hit her."
Reading the latest Halle Berry Reports,it wasn't me who hit Halle causing the ear damage.Halle has never said that I hit her.
When ET spoke with the former baseball player, he explained why he felt the need to speak out after all these years. "Having three kids, [ages] 15, 13 and 11, the careless reporting of me being the one who caused her hearing loss is unacceptable," he said. "That was the only purpose of my tweets, really."
"I just felt that if I didn't say anything about this particular thing, my kids' friends might read it and assume that it was true," he continued. "I'm in the community coaching baseball, football and basketball, and I can't have that."
In further (now deleted) tweets to his 18,000-plus followers, Justice claims Berry told him that another one of her exes caused her hearing loss. "She was mad at me leaving the relationship so she and her Hollywood Team just tried to destroy my character," the 49-year-old wrote. "It had to be my fault, right?"
Justice goes on to call out the Extant star's former flames. "Me, (second husband Eric Benet), (boyfriend) Gabriel Aubry and Olivier were all her 'Knight in Shining Armor' until it ends," he tweeted. "Then we all become the worst guys in history."
The next message read: "Only the guys in the relationship with Halle know the real deal ...There will be another, of course. He'll be called 'The Best' until it ends."
Berry's other ex, Benet, later responded to Justice's tweets, writing: "My man at @23davidjustice is tweeting some truth dis' mornin'!"
Later in the day, Justice went on to thank Berry, writing in a series of tweets, "I just want to thank Halle for finally squashing all of the rumors in the past, that I had physically abused her, causing the hearing loss. My intention was not to bash Halle, as I specifically said that Halle has NEVER verbally said it.I just wished that when the rumors were out she could've squashed them at that time."
that I hit Halle.My mom didn't raise me that way.Now,I'll go back into my little small place on this earth and be quiet....Peace!???