Hayden Panettiere's BF Arrested for Domestic Violence, Allegedly Punched Her

Lawrence Kim
February 19, 2020

A neighbour near a private residence in Jackson, Wyoming called the police to report an intoxicated man locked out of the home after allegedly punching his girlfriend. The investigation is still ongoing.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Hickerson allegedly punched Panettiere, 30, "with a closed fist on the right side of her face". Hickerson accused the Nashville alum, 30, of saying to the police that he "beat the f*ck" out of her. TMZ was first to identify Panettiere as the alleged victim in the incident.

Panettiere's face allegedly appeared red and swollen and she also appeared to have a scrape and some swelling on her left hand, which she believed came from Hickerson's watch.

ET Canada has reached out to Panettiere's rep for comment. A source confirmed at the time that the pair were back together.

Panettiere and Hickerson last January
Panettiere and Hickerson last January

Hayden has a 5-year-old daughter, Kaya, with her ex-husband, Wladimir Klitschko, however, reports have stated that the actress doesn't spend much time with her due to the instability of her personal life.

Hickerson had also previously been involved in a physical altercation with his father during the couple's visit to his native SC in late 2018. News Hickerson was arrested in the early morning of February 14 and was booked in Wyoming for alleged domestic battery. As it was noted above, Hayden and Hickerson have fought before.

Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson are seen on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. During the hearing, the judge denied the motion to dismiss criminal charges against Hickerson and declined to consider a lesser misdemeanor charge.

Eventually, the District Attorney's office dropped the case against him in September because they couldn't get a witness.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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