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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.

Click here to learn more about the original arrest.

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.

READ MORE: Hayden Panettiere’s Loved Ones Concerned About Her ‘Out of Control’ Relationship with Brian Hickerson

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Hayden Panettiere Is 'Upbeat' Amid Her Boyfriend's Domestic Violence Charges

Hayden Panettiere has had a turbulent year with boyfriend Brian Hickerson, but things seem to be looking up.

The almost 30-year-old actress is reportedly feeling positive and looking forward to celebrating her upcoming birthday with loved ones.

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Hayden is upbeat, and looking forward to a great year,” a source told People.

They added that she plans to celebrate with a low-key birthday dinner with her closest friends.

Then, later this month, she’ll spend time with her 4-year-old daughter Kaya, who has been living in Ukraine with her ex Wladimir Klitschko.

Earlier this year, Hayden‘s boyfriend Brian was arrested on charges of domestic violence after an alleged incident between them in May.

We’re glad to hear that things have since taken a turn for the better for Hayden!

Hayden Panettiere's Daughter Kaya Has Been Living in Ukraine

Hayden Panettiere has been going through a lot in her personal life lately as her boyfriend Brian Hickerson faces charges of domestic violence.

The 29-year-old actress’ daughter Kaya, 4, has reportedly been living in Ukraine with her father Wladimir Klitschko ever since their breakup last summer.

People reports that Kaya is still living in Ukraine with Wladimir, 43, amid the trouble in Hayden‘s life.

“Her life is in flux with her daughter living away, and she has other issues weighing on her mind,” a source said.

Hayden‘s family and friends are reportedly begging her to “get over” Brian and to “move on” from the relationship.

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Hayden Panettiere's Loved Ones Concerned About Her 'Out of Control' Relationship with Brian Hickerson

Hayden Panettiere‘s loved ones are hoping she leaves Brian Hickerson, who is involved in a domestic violence case after an alleged incident between them in May.

“It is totally out of control and she has to get over this guy,” a source told People. “Her friends and family have been worried about her for quite a while, and things seem to have gotten worse. She needs to do some soul-searching. For whatever reason, she continues this relationship, but it has done nothing but take her down lower. It’s a sad situation.”

Hayden needs to surround herself with different types of people and get a hand on both her personal and professional life,” the source continued. “It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse, but they could.”

“Her life is in flux with her daughter living away, and she has other issues weighing on her mind,” the source added. They “are begging her to straighten up and move ahead.”

According to prosecutors on Brian‘s case, he “willfully inflicted corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon Hayden Panettiere.”

Hayden‘s family previously spoke out for the first time about the charges against Brian Hickerson.

Hayden Panettiere's Family Breaks Silence on Her Boyfriend's Domestic Violence Charges

Hayden Panettiere‘s family has released a statement concerning her boyfriend Brian Hickerson‘s domestic violence charges.

If you don’t know, Brian was arrested in early May for an alleged domestic violence incident and was in court this week for the charges. The judge in the case refused to lessen the charges against him and wouldn’t drop the case.

“We are hopeful that the judge makes the right decision. It’s an important message in terms of domestic violence for all women,” Hayden‘s family said to People.

“Right off the bat, I noticed that she had bruising on her eyelids, a swollen face. She did have marks on her neck, the left side. When I continued to talk to her she removed the sweater that she had on. I saw bruising on both her arms,” the responding police officer said about the early May incident (via Radar).

Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson were first linked in August of 2018.