there was definitely malicious intent and that can be proven by the way he landed the blows and the severity of the injuries, the fact his hands were broken because of the hitting and the fact Gabe has no injuries to his hands. am not sure how California deals with this shit, but in some states what Olivier did to Gabe can actually land you in jail for a couple of years, even if you claim self-defense.

the guy is a menace. the fact Halle is ok with what he did is really problematic and bordering on abusive to Nahla.