Hayden Panettiere’s parents involved in domestic dispute


Many have been calling Heroes star Hayden Panettiere the next Lindsay Lohan, and it looks like the first step down that path has been taken in the form of her publicly feuding parents. Hayden and her mom and dad attended a party at Beso restaurant last night, looking like the happy family; but when they returned home, Hayden’s father allegedly struck mom Lesley and the police were called.

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.

[From TMZ]

It’s disappointing that the Panettieres are turning out to be another textbook pair of Hollywood parents. It happened to Macaulay Culkin’s parents; Britney Spears’ parents and of course the Lohans. The kid gets famous and all of the sudden the parents lose their minds. Add that to the fact that Hayden dresses like a 25 year old, is dating a 30 year old and is already fancying herself as a pop singer, and the similarities between her and Lohan are really starting to pile up. Hopefully we won’t be reading about her DUI or trip to rehab next.

Hayden Panettiere is shown out at a benefit for the Whaleman Foundation at Beso restaurant last night. Her little brother, Jansen, mom Lesley and boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia are also shown. Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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  1. Enonymous says:

    “he felt she was “disrespecting” him” Why? who the hell did he think he was, God? Some people are too insecure for their own good. I hope Lesley Panettiere kicks his sorry ass out and slaps him with a divorce. What a jackass.

  2. daisy424 says:

    So what else happened? Did Lesley file a restraining order against Alan?

  3. Anne says:

    Milo Ventimiglia to me looks like an old gaunt man. Don’t get the appeal of him or Panettiere for that matter.

    Her dad needs to stop. My guess is this isn’t the first or last time he’s hit her. Christ, I hate a wife beater more than anything.

  4. Lola says:

    I hate Hayden and her snotty ‘save the whales campaign. Now I am not one to campaing for whale hunting but that little girl is so rude the way she goes about it. Now I hope she concetrates on saving her mom!

  5. RAN says:

    Her mom is a grown ass woman and can save herself if she chooses. Clearly I wasn’t there, but it sounds like an argument got out of control – which is not acceptable, but certainly doesn’t warrant this much attention over a slap.

    Lola, “hate” is a strong word for a grown up to use when referring to a a teenager/young girl.

    I my opinion, I applaude her for her attempt at whale saving and humanitarian work. Good for her

  6. gracie says:

    Anne…I agree. There is not much lower on the scale except a child rapist/molester/beater.

    A guy like that is always feeling “disrespected” by “his woman” and resorts to using his fists to even things out.

    Let’s remember another wife beater, shall we? Mr. Orenthal James Simpson.

    I hope Hayden lets his sorry ass sit in jail. I wouldn’t bail him out with my hard earned money.

  7. gracie says:

    fyi…I used the Orenthal James reference to remind myself that a wife beater sometimes is satisfied to instill fear with his fists…

    But sometimes he steps over the line and decides that death is the only acceptable alternative to keep control.

  8. OXA says:

    The parents already lost their minds when they used Hollywood as an excuse to abdicate their jobs and the real world. A child can’t decide for itself, to pack up, move and drive itself to Hollywood.

  9. Kelly says:

    I don’t like Hayden or her in my opinion, fake campaign for saving the whales. But you can’t help but feel sorry for anyone that has abusive parents.

  10. steph says:

    Well said Lola and Kelly, I can’t stand her save the dolphins campaign either. Looks like miss perfect isn’t so perfect after all, but no one deserves to have parents in a situation like that.

  11. OXA says:

    TMZ said alcohol was involved, he punched her twice in the face, leaving her face bruised.
    Nice man said he felt disrespected, ahh
    There is NEVER an excuse for hitting a woman and being drunk dont absolve him from using her face as a punch bag.

  12. RAN says:

    Ok, I’ve read more about this situation and it really sounds like the dad punched the mom – not a slap. He deserves everything he gets.

  13. daisy424 says:

    I agree that alcohol is not an excuse/defense for domestic violence.

    My ex husband’s favorite past time was using me as a punching bag when he got loaded.

    I hope Alan rots in jail.

  14. Snowblood says:

    Lola, Kelly and Steph, all hatin’ on Hayden because she tries to save the dolphins, tries to do some kind of good with her fledgling celebrity. Oh, WAIT – aren’t these 3 commentors also avid, fanatical Angelina Jolie haters? They ARE!! I recognise those names from all the Jolie-Pitt threads. Figures they’d hate on another attractive celebrity woman who actively gets out there to do some good in the world. :roll:

    And Daisy, sounds like we’ve got a little in common. Your ex and my ex ought to get together and go bowling.

  15. Bodhi says:

    Daisy & Snow, take my ex with you!

    Man, who knew working to save dolphins would inspire such rage? I think its awesome that Hayden has found a cause that she is passionate about.

    What should she be doing with her fame? We all know boozing it up & flashing paps doesn’t do a whole hell of alot of good.

  16. daisy424 says:

    Snowblood & Bohdi, thinking the same thing, dolphins are beautiful creatures.

    I divorced him 26 years ago. I didn’t want my daughters’ to think that was how a real man treated women. As far as the ex, he is now taking care of his own drunk, his new wifey. What goes around……. :mrgreen:

  17. Snowblood says:

    Sisterhood of the Asinine Ex – our first meeting! I imagine us at luncheon like the First Wives’ Club, except our exes are abusive pieces of sh*t, not necessarily first husbands or anything. At least we’ve got the power and strength to get our lives back & get away from these destroyers, and you all who read this who’ve never had a violently abusive BF/husband and think smugly that it’s oh-so-easy, well you don’t know how incredibly difficult it can be. Sometimes some of us women never make it out alive, sometimes so scarred by the time we get out that our lives are irreparably damaged.

    It sounds to me that Hayden’s father is extremely controlling/abusive, the worst kind. DListed’s Michael K hit it on the nose (Ha! Seriously, no pun was intended) when he made the Sleeping With the Enemy comparison. I get that vibe from reading this article, too.

  18. Bodhi says:

    and you all who read this who’ve never had a violently abusive BF/husband and think smugly that it’s oh-so-easy, well you don’t know how incredibly difficult it can be.

    Hear hear! It kills me when people pass judgement on situations & people when they have ZERO idea what its like. I knew in my heart of hearts that my situation was 100% unhealthy, but I just couldn’t cut the cord. Mental abuse, esp. on top of physical abuse, can seriously fuck up one’s judgement.

  19. javagirl1 says:

    @Snowblood….No I am not hating on Panettiere, if you had read my comment more carefully you would have realized that. I have also never hated on Angelina. You must have me mixed up with someone else. Get your facts straight you cotton candy haired fool!

  20. javagirl1 says:

    aka Steph

  21. Bodhi says:

    javagirl1/steph~ it might be easier if you just stuck with ONE name. Might ease some confusion

  22. Enonymous says:

    I know we had our differences over in the Bradangelina threads but reading what all you ladies been through, all my respect for handling a difficult and dangerous situation like that and coming out stronger.

    My dad always had a bad temper and one day everything got out of hand and he become violent towards me and my mother, when I saw that he was going after my mother I beat the shit out of him, true story.
    I never agree with using violence (and I am not proud of attacking my own father) but I would never let anyone hurt and disrespect my mom like that, and since the day that I beat him, he become like this pathetic person that even to this day, he never would dare to look me in the eyes.

    This are insecure people that if they find a weakness in someone then they would use it against them but if you stood up to them (I know, easier said then done) they would most likely never dare to do it again.

    My father now knows what would happen to him if he steps out of line.

  23. javagirl1 says:

    I know Bodhi, I just changed it to try to put a gravatar up, but couldn’t find the picture I wanted yet (I’m somewhat computer illiterate.) Javagirl1 is the one I’m sticking with and I’ve only changed it the one time.

  24. Victoria says:

    I agree with RAN and OXI… Her dad ALAN sounds like an arrogant jerk.

  25. Bodhi says:

    My ex head-butted me in the face & broke my nose. In my parents’ home. And that was the last & most egrigious (sp?) incident before I gave him the whatfor.

    To this day (at least 4 years later) I don’t understand why I delt with it all. But, at the time, I honestly thought that relationship was my only choice. Thank God, my parents & friends I saw the light & booted the asshat.

    Right on, steph/javagirl, just trying to make sure we all know whats up.

  26. Bodhi says:

    Aw crap, I always use a “moderated term” Boo hiss

  27. Enonymous says:

    The ironic thing was that I used to be daddy’s little girl but everything changed since that day. However, using violence towards the people you are suppose to love the most, is disgusting and completely unacceptable and unforgivable.

    I am a very private person and would never tell anyone, let alone write it in a celebrity blog, about such private matter but it seems that alot of people have experiences domestic violence and the thing that I want to say to all the women and men that have been hurt is to try and stand up for themselves and never take crap from anyone. :evil: You have to stop it from the beginning.

  28. vdantev says:

    Hate hate hate that dress on Hayden.

  29. Snowblood says:

    Enonymous, that was a great post, and it was pretty amazing and awesome what you did, for your mother. Very, very cool, what you did. I feel the same way about my own mother, I’d have reacted the same way as you did.

  30. Enonymous says:

    Thank you Snowblood, my coward of a father attacked me first from behind when I did not expected it and when I beat him off and try to walk away because my mom was getting upset, he panicked and started to go after my mother, the fool did not know that I could easily overpower him but at the same time I was so shocked and mortified by his actions that If it was not for my mom to stop me, I did not know what I would have done to him.

    From that day on I have lost all respect for him and that is something that I will remind him for the rest of his life.

    I can honestly say that I too have a bad temper but I would NEVER use violence against anyone especially the people I love and care the most and I refused to expose my brother to this kind of environment so I had to stop it from the beginning. Now when I am home, my father knows perfectly well to stay away from me and we have never spoken a single word to each other ever since.

    He now knows who is the real boss in our household and that is my mom. lol :mrgreen: