Hayden Panettiere and BF Brian Hickerson’s wild brawl with a group of hotel-goers was captured in jaw-dropping video
After being embroiled in a violent altercation outside of the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood, Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, are once again the focus of controversy.
Eyewitnesses say that the fight started inside the hotel bar on Thursday night, when Hickerson, Panettiere, and other people got into a fight over a spitting incident. The group was then kicked out of the hotel and thrown into the street, where TMZ released a jaw-dropping video of the fight.
As the entire throng gathered and began fighting, Hickerson could be heard yelling. Even though security was able to stop the fight for a short time, Hickerson and another man kept fighting as Panettiere tried to break them up.
She exclaimed, “Brian, jail!” at one point in the video, most likely warning him of the repercussions, as Hickerson is on probation until 2025. No police complaint was filed after the incident.
Panettiere and Hickerson started dating in 2018 and broke up in June 2020 before reconciling in June 2021.
Panettiere was previously arrested in South Carolina for domestic abuse in May of this year. Hickerson was arrested again in February 2020 after another alleged domestic incident in Wyoming, just when it seemed the saga between them was coming to an end.
She published a statement in July 2020 to empower other women in similar situations. “I’m coming forward with the truth about what happened to me in the hopes that my story will inspire others in abusive relationships to seek the help they need and deserve,” the Heroes actress wrote. She and her ex-fiancé, former professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, share custody of their 7-year-old daughter.
“I am willing to do my share to ensure that this man never harms anyone else.” I’m thankful to my family and friends, who helped me discover the strength to reclaim my voice and my life.
Hickerson was eventually sentenced to 45 days in a Los Angeles jail, but owing to overcrowding, he only served 12 days. Since then, Panettiere and Hickerson appear to have given their love another opportunity.
He was sentenced to four years of probation, $500 in costs, and a prohibition on purchasing or possessing firearms, as well as attendance at domestic violence programs. Hickerson’s court hearing has been set for October 20, 2022, so the judge can verify that he has completed the required classes.