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Hayden Panettiere's Ex Brian Hickerson Arrested & Charged With Felony Assault

Hayden Panettiere‘s ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson has been charged with felony assault.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that he was arrested on Thursday (July 16) and charged with corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, and remains in custody held on a $320,000 bail, via People.

Brian Hickerson was charged last night in an 8-count felony complaint alleging domestic violence and assault. Hayden reported to the Teton County Sheriff in Wyoming, the LAPD and the Santa Monica PD with multiple serious instances of extreme domestic violence perpetuated by [Hickerson] against Hayden during their year-and-a-half relationship.”

Hayden issued a statement on Friday (July 17).

“I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve. I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I’m grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life.”

Her lawyer, Alan Jackson, also issued a statement: ““After suffering for years as the victim of psychological, emotional and severe physical abuse, Hayden Panettiere has begun the process of taking back her life. Hayden has found the strength and courage to share the truth about her abuse and her abuser, and she intends to assist the prosecution to see that justice is served. As a survivor, she recognizes that her arduous journey of healing has just begun.”

Brian was previously arrested for allegedly punching Hayden in the face in February. Last May, Brian was charged with felony domestic violence after an altercation with Hayden. That case ended up being dismissed.

For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.

Hayden Panettiere Granted Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend Brian Hickerson

Hayden Panettiere has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson.

The 30-year-old Nashville actress filed to register an out-of-state restraining order she recently obtained one against her ex-boyfriend, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

Hayden is asking the court to enforce the terms of the protective order in Los Angeles, where she is currently living.

Hayden reportedly broke up with Brian last month after dating for less than two years. Back on Valentine’s Day, Brian was arrested in Wyoming after allegedly punching Hayden in the face.

The incident wasn’t the first time Brian was arrested for domestic violence against Hayden. Back in 2019, Brian was charged with felony domestic violence after reportedly getting into a physical fight with Hayden.

The charges were dropped after Hayden reportedly refused to cooperate with the prosecution.

As of right now, the reason behind Hayden filing for the restraining order is unknown.

Hayden Panettiere Breaks Silence on How She's Doing After Boyfriend's Domestic Battery Arrest

Hayden Panettiere‘s boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested again, on Valentine’s Day, for domestic battery after he allegedly punched her in the face. This was not his first arrest for domestic violence against Hayden.

On Sunday (February 23), Hayden started tweeting again and fans began asking her questions about how she is doing.

She also posted a photo of her ex, Wladimir Klitschko, dancing with their five-year-old daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. The tweet has since been deleted, but Hayden wrote, “Best father ever.”

A Twitter user responded, “Before or after he beat you,” to which Hayden responded, “Wrong guy. Klitschko’s r legends. That’s my CHAMP.”

Another fan responded, “Hayden, how are you doing are you okay?” to which she responded, “Always good.”

Hayden Panettiere's Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Arrested Again After Allegedly Punching Her in the Face

Hayden Panettiere‘s boyfriend Brian Hickerson has been arrested again, on Valentine’s Day, after he allegedly hit her “with a closed fist on the right side of her face.”

The 30-year-old actress and Hickerson reportedly got into a fight on Valentine’s Day at 2:30 in the morning, TMZ reports. Teton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a private residence in Jackson, Wyoming.

When police arrived, Brian allegedly told them that she was “saying he beat the f*** out of me.” Hayden told police that they were in their befroom when “he started throwing her around and punched her.”

Her face allegedly appeared red and swollen and also had a scrape and swelling on one of her hands.

He was arrested for domestic battery and interfering with a police officer for allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Last May, Brian was charged with felony domestic violence after an altercation with Hayden. That case ended up being dismissed.

Just a few months ago, Hayden spoke publicly about their relationship. It was also recently discovered where her daughter Kaya has been living.

Hayden Panettiere Defends Brian Hickerson Relationship, Says They Never Got Physical in Domestic Disputes

Hayden Panettiere spoke directly to paparazzi about her alleged domestic disputes with her boyfriend Brian Hickerson.

Brian‘s court case was actually just dismissed recently and he was not charged with domestic violence. He was originally charged with a felony domestic violence after an incident that occurred in the Spring.

When approached by photographers, Hayden defended that the fights were never violent, saying to TMZ, “It would be like getting into a fight with like…yelling at your puppy or something.”

She was asked if things ever got physical, to which she responded, “No, everything was totally okay.”

“My family knows that I’m smart enough to make my own decisions. Thank you for being concerned, but I’m a-okay,” Hayden said, reassuring fans that she’s fine. “There was never a problem. Everything is good.”

Hayden Panettiere‘s family broke their silence on the domestic violence charges over the summer.

Hayden Panettiere's Boyfriend Brian Hickerson's Domestic Abuse Case Dismissed

Hayden Panettiere‘s boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, will not be charged in his domestic violence case.

After the 30-year-old Nashville actress accused her 30-year-old boyfriend of alleged physical abuse, the case was dismissed on Thursday (September 26), according to RadarOnline.

He reportedly showed up to a Los Angeles courthouse and appeared “anxious.” The prosecutor then announced the case was “dismissed,” reportedly due to the fact that they did not have witnesses. This means she likely refused to provide information about the alleged physical incident. The trial was planned to last about a week.

According to officer reports at the time of his arrest in May, he repeatedly hit Hayden and left bruises on her neck, ears and arms. The restraining order against Brian has also been dropped after the case was dismissed.

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Hayden Panettiere Holds Hands With Boyfriend Brian Hickerson's Brother After Getting a Restraining Order

Hayden Panettiere seems to be staying close with her boyfriend Brian Hickerson‘s brother after Brian‘s arrest for domestic violence.

The 30-year-old Nashville star was seen holding hands with Zach Hickerson on September 4 in New York City. (Click here to see the photos.)

The two were seen looking happy, walking and talking together in the city.

That said, a family source tells In Touch Weekly that their relationship is “not romantic.”

Hayden and Zach are just friends. They have been friends for as long as she’s been dating Brian; Zach and Brian are close. Zach was in NYC for a job interview and he linked up with Hayden who was already in town. They were just goofing off and holding hands as friends. At one point, she was jumping up and down making funny faces, and he was flexing his muscles and laughing. They looked happy together,” the source said.

Brian was arrested for allegedly hitting Hayden during a physical altercation back in May.

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