That viral footage of Hayden Panettiere and on-off boyfriend Brian Hickerson getting into a brawl at a West Hollywood hotel on Thursday was incited by an argument about leaving a “poor tip” for a server at a cafe there.
In a online video received and posted on line by TMZ, the “Nashville” star and Hickerson acquired into an expletive-laden fistfight involving various people today exterior the Sunset Marquis. At to start with, Panettiere and numerous other individuals attempt to deescalate the circumstance, but as it moved absent from the resort, they end up taking part in it and, at a single issue, also conclusion up on the ground in the scrum.
Panettiere, 32, is read yelling “Brian, jail!” in the footage as she attempts to cease Hickerson from finding bodily, seemingly referring to the actuality that he’s on probation adhering to a number of domestic violence rates dating back again to 2018. (The sales government pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 days in jail in 2021 and wound up serving 13 times previous May. He also received four yrs of probation, 52 domestic-violence lessons, $500 in restitution and a 5-yr protecting order for injuring Panettiere.)
Hickerson declined to comment when reached by cellphone on Friday. On the other hand, a rep for Panettiere reported that the “Nashville” actor was Okay following the altercation.
“While in the cafe of the Sunset Marquis Brian Hickerson, who happened to be with Hayden, manufactured a remark to an specific about leaving the waitress a inadequate idea. That exact unique together with the team he was with commenced badgering and shoving Brian at which issue protection pushed everybody outside the house,” her spokesperson said in an e mail to The Situations.
“Brian was attacked by the group as was Hayden who in her best effort attempted to [defuse] the predicament. Hayden was refused the prospect to offer a assertion to the law enforcement as she was escorted again within. She is ok.”
The incident happened close to midnight and law enforcement was identified as in at 12:18 a.m. Friday, authorities reported. The to start with officers arrived at the resort inside two minutes of the contact.
“When we arrived no one was there and at this place nobody has achieved out to file an incident report, which could’ve been a battery assault,” explained Sgt. Jason Duron with West Hollywood division of the L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. “All we had was a combat get in touch with final night and when we arrived no one who was concerned was present.”
It is unclear who identified as in the incident.
Panettiere and Hickerson made headlines continuously for their on-all over again, off-again romance. And adhering to Dickerson’s arrest in July 2020, Panettiere introduced a statement on Instagram declaring she was coming ahead with her tale in the hope that it would “empower other individuals in abusive interactions to get the support they require and deserve.”
“I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man under no circumstances hurts any one all over again. I’m grateful for my guidance system, which helped me uncover the courage to regain my voice and my daily life,” the assertion explained.