Actress Halle Berry has lost her legal battle to allow her daughter to live permanently with her in France.
The Monster's Ball star has been involved in a lengthy battle with her ex-partner, Canadian model Gabriel Aubrey, who she split from in 2010.
The actress wants permission for the former couple's four-year-old daughter Nahla to live with her in Paris, but during a court appearance in Los Angeles on Friday (09Nov12) a judge ruled Berry cannot take Nahla to the French capital, where she plans to set up home with her fiance Olivier Martinez.
Berry argued the pressure of publicity around her life in California makes it too dangerous for her and her daughter, and Paris would be a better lifestyle choice.
Despite her plea, the judge ruled in favor of Gabriel, who had petitioned to stop Berry's plans, according to TMZ.com.