This is awful!
Hayden Panettiere's dad, Alan, was arrested this morning at the family's home, after allegedly hitting Hayden's mom, Lesley Vogel. He was charged with felony domestic violence. The couple had attended a benefit hosted by the Heroes star earlier in the evening.
"There was a domestic argument between the mother and father," Sgt. Scott Wolf of the West Hollywood sheriffs told People.com. "He got upset and struck the mother in the face one or two times on the left cheek which caused some bruising. From what I'm told, he hit her with a closed fist."
A closed fist? Holy cow.
"The mother called police shortly before 3 a.m., and Mr. Panettiere was taken into custody," Sgt. Wolf added. "He's been cooperative. Earlier, they were at a party and the husband apparently felt disrespected by his wife."
Hayden's dad is currently being held on $50,000 bail.