Hayden's Dad: No Contest on Battery Charges

Hayden's Dad: No Contest on Battery Charges-photo

Even Heroes have a bad day.

That day in particular came for a 19-year-old Hayden Panettiere last August, when the star's father Alan Panettiere was taken into police custody.

His arrest stemmed form a domestic violence complaint filed by Hayden's mother Lesley Panettiere. On-scene reports indicated that Alan had struck his wife after an incident at a private party.

Five months later, Alan was on the chopping block, according to E! Online, appearing yesterday in a Beverly Hills court to enter a plea on the charges: no contest.

The former Fire Department lieutenant will face $520 in fines, is required to attend counseling and a one-year domestic violence program.

Lesley was also afforded a protective order stating Alan cannot "use force or violence...annoy, harass or molest any person or witness involved in this case, especially Lesley Panettiere or injure her property."


Default avatar

Top Stories

Get the Scoop

Sign up for the daily Celebuzz Newsletter and stay in the know.