After getting a restraining order in opposition to her ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson, American actor Hayden Panettiere has come forth opening up concerning the abuse she confronted throughout their relationship.
In an announcement launched, the Heroes actor, 30, stated she is recounting her harrowing expertise with home abuse within the hopes of it giving different closeted victims the braveness to hunt.
“I’m coming ahead with the reality about what occurred to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the assistance they want and deserve,” she stated in an Instagram submit.
“I’m ready to do my half to ensure this man by no means hurts anybody once more. I’m grateful for my assist system, which helped me discover the braveness to regain my voice and my life,” she added.
She went on to handle those that could at the moment, be in the same state of affairs, saying, “You aren’t alone,” together with home abuse hotline numbers.
Earlier this week, the Nashville star filed to register an out-of-state restraining order for her present place of residence in California.
The paperwork obtained by E! Information revealed that the order has been granted following Brian’s arrest again in February in Wyoming for home battery the place he was additionally accused of punching Hayden within the face, as TMZ had reported back then.
He had allegedly struck Hayden throughout one among their fights, “with a closed fist on the precise aspect of her face.”
As per the docs, Brian was discovered by authorities within the driveway the place he had reportedly knowledgeable them that Hayden was inside the home saying, “he beat the [expletive] out of me.”
Whereas Brian refused to confess or deny the allegations of abuse.
The leisure portal additional reported that Hayden had instructed the police that Brian threw her throughout the room and punched her.
In response to authorities, the actor’s face was swollen and purple with a scrape on her left hand.
Brian has additionally been charged for interfering with the police as he refused to establish himself.
A jury trial has been set for September, whereas Hayden has relocated to California and hasn’t been in contact along with her ex then.