Emma Roberts Arrested for Domestic Abuse: Will This Affect Her Career?

The young actress was taken away in handcuffs after an argument with her boyfriend, actor Evan Peters

Lindsay Lohan. Amanda Bynes. And now Emma Roberts?

It seems the Scream 4 star (who is Julia Roberts' niece) has joined the current ranks of young stars who get arrested and find themselves all over the Internet, with celeb gossip sites repeating all the embarrassing details of their misconduct.

The buzz on Roberts stems from her arrest for supposed domestic abuse in a Montreal hotel room on July 7, after she and her boyfriend Evan Peters (FX's American Horror Story) were overheard loudly arguing. When the cops arrived, they discovered that the fight had become violent. Peters had a bloody nose and, according to one officer, a bite mark. So they arrested Roberts and took her away in handcuffs. (Roberts also showed signs of bruising.) 

Though sources "close to Emma" denied the biting part to TMZ, the story begs for more details. All we know is that Roberts was quickly released, and Peters didn't press charges. Reps for the couple, who are working together in the upcoming season of American Horror Story, gave a statement to Us Weekly: "It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it."

Let's hope this really was a misunderstanding -- or at the very least, an isolated incident. We'd hate to see Roberts' promising career lose steam over a relationship gone very bad. 

Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.

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