The 30-year-old actress Hayden Panettiere has been granted a restraining order against her former boyfriend Brian Hickerson. She is now in California and she has registered an out-of-state restraining order to protect her from Hickerson in this state.
Five months ago Hickerson was arrested in Wyoming for domestic battery following an alleged incident with Panettiere.
Panettiere said to police that Hickerson has “struck Panettiere with a closed fist on the right side of her face.” The documents claim that Panettiere locked Hickerson out of a private home. Police found Hickerson was standing in the driveway. Police have noticed visible injuries on Panettiere’s face, including “a fresh scrape and swelling on the top of her left hand which she believed came from Hickerson’s watch during the altercation.”
According to the court documents, Hickerson told police that nothing happened between him and Panettiere. Hickerson and Panettiere hired a private chef for $700 for the evening, Police has interviewed the chef. That chef told officers that the couple was arguing earlier in the evening. But the chef had already left before the physical fight occurred. Hickerson was arrested at the scene for alleged domestic battery. But he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
This wasn’t the first time Hickerson was arrested for an incident involving Panettiere. Earlier he was charged for domestic violence and at that time he also pleaded not guilty.