Hollywood star Hayden Panettiere and her hotheaded boyfriend were filmed getting into a wild brawl with a group of revelers at a celebrity hotspot in Los Angeles after the convicted felon allegedly spat on one of the rival patrons.
The petite actress, 32, who is five feet tall, can be heard screaming ‘Brian’ as she tried to pull boyfriend Brian Hickerson, 32, away from the group outside the Sunset Marquis on Thursday night as a woman in the other party screamed: ‘Back the f ** k up,’ according to video obtained by TMZ.
Hickerson, who is on probation until 2025 for domestically abusing the actress in 2018, had spit at someone in the group and the manager kicked everyone out, a witness told TMZ.
The video picks up on the West Hollywood street outside the trendy bar with security asking other patrons not involved in the fight to go back inside.
‘I need everyone back in the bar, please,’ an employee said as Hickerson, who was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts, was seen launching toward the group of roughly eight people on the ramp. It appears Hickerson and Panettiere are up against two women – who largely stay out of the fight – and six men. However, the fight is manly between Hickerson and one man.
Security grabbed Hickerson – and pulled him away from the group as Panettiere was seen pointing over an employees shoulder. Someone in the group screamed ‘It’s over, it’s over’ at the stars.
Actress Hayden Panettiere, 32, (right, in jeans) and her convicted felon boyfriend Brian Hickerson, 32, (left, in white) got into a fight with a group of patrons after her boyfriend reportedly spit on them
A man tried to hold back Hickerson after the group managed to tear them apart. Panettiere can be seen yelling at her boyfriend di lei to stop as employees (pictured in black) keep a close watch
At one point, the Bring It On actress was seen on the ground next to her boyfriend, who had the guy the actress tried to pull off him in a headlock. A man, who appears to be an employee di lei, can be seen grabbing the actress’ shoulder di lei as he goes to pick her up off the ground
Panettiere was later seen walking back toward the bar after the fight and didn’t appear to have any injuries
Another male also said: ‘Let’s f ** king go, bro,’ while the girl who screamed earlier said: ‘I will f ** king [unintelligible] your a **. ‘
The group eventually moved away from the front door to the street, where fists and feet started flying.
The Bring It On actress mostly stayed near the outer ring of the fight and warningly called her boyfriend’s name. At one point, a man in a brown jacket was still launching himself at Hickerson, causing Panettiere to reach out and grab his jacket di lei to pull him off her boyfriend di lei.
She fell to the ground in the action, alongside two to three other people and the man Panettiere grabbed was seen locked in a headlock by Hickerson. Out of the corner of the frame, the actress can be seen being lifted to her feet di lei, but she didn’t stay out of the action long, trying to pry her boyfriend di lei from the fight.
A woman in a black jacket began pounding Hickerson’s back, screaming hysterically: ‘Get off. Get the f ** k off of him, you fucking a ** hole. ‘
Panettiere was seen trying to push people away from her boyfriend on the ground, but only ended up back on the ground, protectively covering the two men. She held one arm to keep attackers away, while calmly saying: ‘Back up, back up, everybody.’
At one point, Panettiere was seen pushed to the ground in the fight. A woman seemed to be on top of Panettiere’s leg (pictured in jeans and heel boots)
The fight started after Hickerson (middle, next to Panettiere) reportedly spit on the group and the manager asked them all to leave. The Nashville actress was seen trying to pry her boyfriend away from the group as she screamed his name
The hysterical girl, kneeling next to the star, began screaming at the top of her lungs: ‘Get off.’
Panettiere appears to become more desperate to get her boyfriend out of the fight as she pleads with a bald man: ‘No, let me get him. Let me get him. ‘
The two men begin struggling again and the force of the fight breaks the tightly knit ball up, sending them toppling backward and Panettiere laid flat on her stomach. She can also be seen wrapping her arms around someone’s leg and it sends her rolling across the ground.
Hickerson can be seen being dragged by his foot while he was on all fours and violently kicking out at the men dragging him.
In a separate clip, Hickerson can be seen standing as people try to drag him away while he screams: ‘I’m ready for round two.’ His girlfriend di lui beggingly calls for him to stop.
The couple (pictured in 2018) have been had an on-again-off-again relationship after he was accused of abusing the star
Hickerson, a convicted felon, is on probation until 2025 after he was spent 45 days in jail and got four years probation for domestically abusing the actress
At one point, the Nashville actress could be heard screaming: ‘Brian, jail!’ Hickerson, a convicted felony, is on probation until 2025 for domestic violence charges for attacking the star in 2018.
After the group gets broken up, the a man in jeans and a dark coat screams that Hickerson is ‘going to follow us.’ Someone appears to disagree with the man, as he continued: ‘He is, though. He already did. ‘
After the fight, Panettiere can be seen being escorted by bar staff back to Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood to apologize to staff while the other group left.
‘That dude,’ one of the employees started to say to the actress.
Dejectedly, Panettiere said: ‘I know, I’m sorry.’
As she walked away with a few others, who begin talking about Hickerson, she turned around told them: ‘Don’t ever f ** king talk about him.’
As they walked by the restaurant, the Nashville actress said: ‘I am so sorry.’
Police arrived after the fight broke up and no report was filed, according to TMZ.
Hickerson was sentenced to 45 days in jail and four years probation in 2021 after the actress accused him of domestic violence in 2018. He also had to attend 52 domestic violence classes, pay $ 500 in restitution, and was issued five-year protective order.
He was arrested on multiple felony charges, including corporal injury on a spouse / cohabitant, two charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and one for intimidating a Panettiere. He also faced a misdemeanor charge for battery on a spouse / cohabitant.
Most of his charges were dropped.
He allegedly assaulted Panettiere from December 2019 to January 2020 and the actress obtained a restraining order against him in May 2019, which forbade him from coming within 100 yards of her.
She took to Instagram afterward, writing: ‘I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve. I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. ‘ The couple had been broken up at this time.
In July 2021, rumors began to swirl that the couple was rekindling their romance after they were spotted spending time together after he was released from jail.
Hickerson confirmed that they were ‘working on a friendship’ at the time. He said: ‘Hayden and I are not back together.’
The pair was first linked after Panettiere split with her then-fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, a professional boxer, which whom she had a daughter Kaya, seven, with. Kaya currently lives with Klitschko after she had a heavy battle with post-partum depression.
Kaya and Klitschko moved to Ukraine afterward. They are not currently in the country, due to the war. Panettiere posted on Instagram in support of Ukraine and for her di lei ‘friends and family’ di lei living there when the war broke out, but confirmed in the comments that her daughter di lei was ‘safe.’