Celebrity News March 25, 2022
Hayden Panettiere & BF Brian Hickerson Involved in Wild Brawl with Bar Patrons (Video)
Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend Brian Hickerson got into a wild fight on Thursday night with a group of bar patrons, and TMZ has the brawl on video. Hayden’s rep later gave People her account of what happened.
An eyewitness told TMZ that Hayden and Brian got into a heated argument with other guests while inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel bar. That group claimed Brian spit on them and the manager booted everyone from the bar, leading to a crazy brawl outside.
In the video, Hayden and someone who appears to be a hotel staff member try to hold Brian back as others leave. Voices can be heard yelling expletives and, “Go home!”
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In the next scene, it appears Hickerson has broken free and followed the group as Hayden walks down the sidewalk yelling, “Brian, jail!”
Soon, a huge fight breaks out with people kicking, punching, and screaming as someone tries to break it up.
Afterward, Hayden and Brian head back to the hotel as she tells the staff, “I’m sorry. I tried.”
According to TMZ, police were called. By the time they arrived, everyone had left and no report was filed.
Later, her rep told People, "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."
The statement continued, "That same individual, along with the group he was with, began badgering and shoving Brian, at which point security pushed everyone outside. Brian was attacked by the group, as was Hayden, who in her best effort tried to diffuse the situation."
The rep ended with, "Hayden was refused the opportunity to provide a statement to the police as she was escorted back inside. She is okay."
TMZ reports that Hayden has accused Brian of domestic violence in the past and at one time had a protective order against him.
DailyMail.com adds that Hickerson is currently on probation until 2025 stemming from those domestic violence charges.