According to reports, Hayden’s ex was recently hit with an 8-count criminal complaint which domestic violence charges, assault charges and other felony charges. The charges were filed in California only days after Hayden obtained a restraining order against Brian.
Hayden allegedly reported her ex to the police in Wyoming and LAPD for multiple past incidents involving extreme domestic violence.
The actress released a statement, “I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve. I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I’m grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life."
Hayden's lawyer, Alan Jackson, was quoted, "After suffering for years as the victim of psychological, emotional, and severe physical abuse, Hayden Panettiere has begun the process of taking back her life. Hayden has found the strength and courage to share the truth about her abuse and her abuser, and she intends to assist the prosecution to see that justice is served. As a survivor, she recognizes that her arduous journey of healing has just begun."