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Panettiere’s Dad Arrested Over ‘Wife Beating’ Claims

Panettiere’s Dad Arrested Over ‘Wife Beating’ Claims


HEROES star HAYDEN PANETTIERE’s father ALAN has reportedly been arrested over claims he assaulted his wife.

Fire department lieutenant Panettiere was arrested on a felony count of domestic violence in the early hours of Monday morning (11Aug08). He is accused of striking the actress’ mother, former U.S. soap star Lesley, according to The incident reportedly occurred following a row at a Los Angeles restaurant earlier in the evening.

The website also reports that Panettiere is currently being held on $50,000 (25,000) bail.


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  1. xtremequeen wrote: Now they’ve released a statement saying that the “beating” claims were misunderstood. It’s almost as bad when someone who has been abused cover’s for the person that did it. There’s no excuse for domestic violence.

  2. Alexa wrote: I always feel bad for the kids of the family when these kind of things happen. It’s enough that if it really did happen that the family has to deal with it together.. then there is
    the media spreading it around everywhere


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