hayden panettiere and boyfriend brian hickerson get into physical altercation just outside of l.a. bar

Hayden Panettiere And Boyfriend Brian Hickerson Get Into Physical Altercation Just Outside Of L.A. Bar

Hayden Panettiere and her on-off boyfriend Brian Hickerson were in a physical fight last Thursday evening.

The actress, 32, and Hickerson reportedly got into a fight with others while they were outside the Sunset Marquis on Thursday evening per video footage obtained by TMZ.

In the clip, Panettiere and Hickerson can be seen arguing with a group of people outside of the hotel bar. The situation then escalates into a physical altercation, where both Panettiere and Hickerson get involved in the fight.

At one point during the fight, Panettiere gets kicked and appears to yell, “Brian, jail!” — which is believed to be a warning to prevent Hickerson from fighting as he is currently on probation.

The brawl appeared to last several minutes, moving from the hotel patio into the street. Both Panettiere and Hickerson had to be pulled out of the altercation as the scene broke up.

In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, a rep for Panettiere said the actress is “okay.”

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“While in the restaurant of the Sunset Marquis Brian Hickerson, who happened to be with Hayden, made a comment to an individual about leaving the waitress a poor tip. That same individual along with the group he was with began badgering and shoving Brian at which point security pushed everyone outside,” said the rep.

“Brian was attacked by the group as was Hayden who in her best effort tried to diffuse the situation. Hayden was refused the opportunity to provide a statement to the police as she was escorted back inside. She is okay.” 

In July 2021, it was confirmed that Panettiere was spending time with Hickerson after he served time in jail for a domestic violence case involving the actress.

Hickerson was sentenced in April to 45 days in jail after pleading no contest to two felony counts of injuring a spouse/cohabitant/girlfriend/child’s parent, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. He served his sentence from May 7 through May 20, jail records show.

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In addition to jail time, Hickerson was sentenced to four years of formal probation, 52 domestic violence classes, $500 in restitution and a five-year protective order for injuring Panettiere. 

Regarding the protective order, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office previously told PEOPLE it “does not prohibit the defendant and the victim from amicably interacting with each other.”

A source also noted how Hickerson is “in intensive therapy treatment.” The insider added: “Hayden won’t forget what he did but she wants to forgive and move on. Hayden is sober and doing very well.”

Hickerson told E! News that he and Panettiere were “working on a friendship,” at the time.

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