Hayden Panettiere’s ex-BF Brian Hickerson was arrested on a felony charge, HollywoodLife can confirm. We also obtained a statement from the actress.
Hayden Panettiere‘s ex boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested on a felony charge in LA on Thursday, July 16, according to the arrest report obtained by HollywoodLife. Hickerson’s bail is set at $320,000, according to the report.
Hayden, 30, tells HollywoodLife in a statement following Hickerson’s arrest: “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 Nashville alum says. “I’m grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life.”
Hayden Panettiere & Brian Hickerson. (Photo credit: AP Images/SplashNews)
Hayden’s attorney, Alan Jackson‘s statement is as follows: “After suffering for years as the victim of psychological, emotional and severe physical abuse, Hayden Panettiere has begun the process of taking back her life. Hayden has found the strength and courage to share the truth about her abuse and her abuser, and she intends to assist the prosecution to see that justice is served. As a survivor, she recognizes that her arduous journey of healing has just begun.”
As HollywoodLife previously reported, Brian was arrested back in May 2019 on fe