Father of Hayden Panettiere Charged with Battery

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Alan Panettiere, the father of 19-year-old Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere, has been officially charged with misdemeanor battery, TMZ reports.

"Skip" was booked back in August on a charge of felony domestic violence after he allegedly hit wife Lesley in the face, leaving a visible bruise.

They were spotted arguing at a Hollywood charity benefit that night. Police were called to their W. Hollywood home at 3:15 a.m. after the incident.

Lesley Panettiere, Hayden's mother and manager, and husband/father Alan.

Alan is due in court next month. He could get a year in jail if convicted. Still, both Alan and Lesley Panettiere have been downplaying the arrest.

"It was all a big misunderstanding," Alan recently told Extra.

Although a police report claims Alan struck Lesley three times, the couple insist “nothing actually happened. [We] love each other very much and want everyone to know that the matter was completely blown out of proportion.”


her Mom totally looks like Michael Jackson. Same Nose and everything. Gross.


Hayden Panettiere Biography

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Palisades, New York
Full Name
Hayden Leslie Panettiere