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Hayden: Dad Drama 'Blown Way Out of Proportion'

Hollywood It girl Hayden Panettiere is speaking out for the first time about her father's arrest on suspicion of felony spousal abuse earlier this month -- and she's dismissing the drama!

"It [the incident] was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame," the "Heroes" starlet tells "Extra." "My family is wonderful -- so very happy. We're all great."

Hayden's next film, "I Love You, Beth Cooper," is due out in 2009.

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