Domestic Violence Charges Against Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Have Been Dropped


UPDATED 9/26/19:

The charges against Hayden Panettiere’s ex-boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, have been dismissed in a Los Angeles court on Thursday (Sept. 26).

As previously reported, Brian was arrested for domestic violence after getting into an argument with Hayden, which allegedly turned into a physical altercation.

According to The Blast, prosecutors revealed that they will be dropping all charges against Brian as well as the restraining order against him. The website also reports that the reason for the dropped charges is because Hayden is not cooperating with prosecutors.


Things for Nashville actress, Hayden Panettiere just went from bad to worse. After the 29-year-old split from her fiancé and father of her daughter Kaya,  Wladimir Klitschko, she began a tumultuous relationship with boyfriend Brian Hickerson.

It was just last year that Hayden and Brian made the news when they were involved in a drunken altercation with Brian’s dad. Now, TMZ is reporting that Brian has been arrested for domestic violence.

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According to the site,  Brian got into an argument with Hayden which allegedly turned into a physical altercation. The couple had been out drinking. The Police told the outlet that the initial injuries were “marks and redness,” but they have since learned that it was worse than that.Brian was released after posting a $50,000 bond.

“Hayden knows Brian has a bad temper and can be controlling, but there is an extreme attraction to it,” a source told PEOPLE about the couple. “And despite warnings from family and friends, the relationship seems solid.”

If Brian is convicted, he will face up to 4 years in prison.

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