Washington: Halle Berry ex-boyfriend fears that the actress would face the same tragic fate as Princess Diana if she moves to France.
Gabriel Aubry`s attorney made the claim in a Los Angeles court as he fights for custody over their daughter Nahla.
Halle and Gabriel are embroiled in a court battle over whether the mother should be allowed to move to the European country - where her fiancé Olivier Martinez is from - with their young girl.
The actress believes their offspring will be better protected from aggressive paparazzi in France due to the country`s strict laws about professional celebrity photographers.
But Gabriel`s attorney argued Halle and Nahla would be making the situation worse as France is the same country where Princess Diana was killed in a wild paparazzi car chase back in 1997, according to website TMZ.com.
Halle`s lawyer called several French lawyers - who testified that French judges will punish any photo press members who pursue the family, Contactmusic reported.
Under French laws, paparazzi cannot photograph famous people who don`t want their pictures taken, even if they`re out in public.
Photographers who violate the law can be sued and if they harass the well-known person they can be criminally prosecuted.