UPDATE: Hayden Panettiere’s dad arrested for spousal abuse

Hayden Panettiere hosted a charity benefit last night for the Whaleman Foundation at Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso. What was supposed to be a special evening for the Heroes star, turned into a crapfest when Hayden’s father punched her mother twice after getting in an argument at home later that night. TMZ reports:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Alan and Lesley Panettiere were at a party earlier in the evening. We’re told Alan was upset because Lesley was “hanging” with someone at the shindig and he felt she was “disrespecting” him.
Sources say, according to Lesley’s statement to Sheriffs, the couple went home, began arguing and he struck her in the cheek. We’re told cops took pictures and there are visible marks.
Paramedics advised her she should go to the hospital but she refused. Alan did not give a statement to the police. It’s unclear if any of their kids were at the house at the time of the incident.

Jesus, what a colossal dick. Milo Ventimiglia better be taking good care of Hayden, my sweet midget love. Yeah, it’s common knowledge she’s about to dump his ass and run away with me as far as $4.50 will get us on a Greyhound, but that’s not important right now. What is important is Milo manning up and being a shoulder to cry on. No tongue!

UPDATE: Turns out both parents were shitfaced, according to TMZ: “Alan told cops when they arrived, ‘I’m Alan. Yeah, I just got into an argument with my drunk wife.'” Interesting. Cue Hayden Panettiere becoming the new Lindsay Lohan in 5, 4, 3, 2 – Flame on!

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