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Hayden Panettiere Opens Up About Surviving a 'Dark & Complicated' Abusive Relationship

Hayden Panettiere is sharing new details about her tumultuous four year relationship with ex Brian Hickerson.

In a new interview with People, the 32-year-old actress opened up about the alleged abuse she survived during their on and off relationship.

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Hayden Panettiere & Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Get Into Brawl With Bar Patrons in West Hollywood

Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson are getting into a physical altercation with patrons.

The 32-year-old actress and her boyfriend were seen in video captured via TMZ on Thursday night (March 24) outside the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Hayden Panettiere & Ex Brian Hickerson Reunite After His Prison Stay, Source Reveals Why She's Spending Time with Him

Hayden Panettiere has reunited with her ex Brian Hickerson for a night out after his release from prison.

If you don’t know, Hickerson was sentenced to 45 days in prison in April 2021 for domestic violence against Hayden, and he ended up serving less than one month.

Brian is now speaking out about their reunion and if they are back together.

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Hayden Panettiere's Ex Brian Hickerson Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail in Domestic Violence Case

Hayden Panettiere‘s ex-boyfriend is going to jail.

On Tuesday (April 20), Brian Hickerson was sentenced to 45 days in county jail after multiple domestic violence allegations involving the 31-year-old Nashville actress, E! News reports.

Brian pleaded no contest to two felony counts injuring a spouse/cohabitant/girlfriend/child’s parent, a spokesperson for the L.A. District Attorney’s Office shared.

Along with the jail time, he was also sentenced to four years of formal probation, must attend 52 domestic violence classes, and must pay a $500 fee. Brian has also received a five-year restraining order.

Brian must surrender himself to the jail by May 7.

Brian‘s sentencing comes after he was arrested and charged with eight counts of felony domestic violence and assault back in July 2020.

Brian was previously arrested for allegedly punching Hayden in the face in February 2020. In 2019, Brian was charged with felony domestic violence after an altercation with Hayden. That case ended up being dismissed.

Just a few weeks ago, a source close to Hayden shared a very positive update about her!

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 thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.

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 thehotline.org 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.”