Cops Called To Hayden Panettiere’s Home Before Boyfriend's Arrest
Hayden Panettiere is apparently no stranger to the police.
RadarOnline.com has learned cops had already been called to the Nashville star’s home several times before her bad news boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, was arrested for allegedly violently assaulting her in May.
According to 911 logs obtained by Radar, Panettiere’s nightmare began on Aug. 18, 2018, when Hickerson allegedly got into a brawl with his brother at her Hollywood Hills home.
Police also responded to a group disturbance at Panettiere’s home on Oct. 25, 2018.
Plus, an anonymous 911 call just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2018 reported a “verbal dispute” between a male and female who were “possibly breaking items.” The caller told cops that the pair fighting inside the home were “dating,” although it’s not confirmed that this was Panettiere and Hickerson.
On Dec. 8, 2018 an anonymous caller said a suspect at Hayden’s address “threw items and struck” an unknown victim, who refused an ambulance, according to the 911 report. The suspect fled by car, while the victim, believed to be Panettiere, waited in the living room with friends for police to arrive. Cops were called again because the suspect, returned, the report said.
As Radar has reported, Panettiere’s relationship with aspiring actor Hickerson, 30, hit rock bottom on May 2, when he was charged with domestic violence after police say he hit Panettiere in the face, blackened her eyes, bit and bruised her arms and scratched her back.
At a hearing on July 10, officer Amber Findley testified that when she arrived at Panettiere’s home on May 2, she heard a female voice from inside the house say, “Ow, ow, ow! You’re hurting me!”
Hickerson answered the door, telling officers he was alone, and the female voice was the TV, Findley said. But when he finally let cops in, they found Panettiere bruised and swollen in an upstairs bedroom.
“I noticed that she had bruising on her eyelids, a swollen face,” Findley said. “She had 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.”
Court photos also showed the Heroes star had a bite mark on her upper left arm.
Panettiere, 29, told cops that after drinking at a local bar, the couple started arguing. When they got to her front door, Hickerson allegedly struck her three times on the face with his open palm.
“The third time, he caused her nose to bleed,” the officer testified.
The two continued to argue, and Panettiere went upstairs to bed. Hickerson followed, climbed on top of her and grabbed her face and hair, Findley claimed.
Panettiere, who didn’t respond to a request for comment by Radar, also said she got bruises on her arm during a recent trip to Puerto Rico, where the two had a fight.
Hickerson, who’s been issued a protective order to stay away from Panettiere, has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison.
While Hickerson denied Radar’s story, a source said, “These are repeated incidents that have become very disturbing.”
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