August 12, 2008

Hayden Panettiere’s Dad Out on Bail

Alan Panettiere, the father of U.S. television actress Hayden Panettiere, was released on bail following his arrest for felony domestic violence.

Hayden Panettiere, who turns 19 later this month, is best known for her portrayal of cheerleader Claire on the supernatural TV drama, "Heroes." She previously had roles on the soap operas "One Life to Live" and "Guiding Light." said the elder Panettiere was released from police custody Monday afternoon after posting $50,000 bail.

He had been arrested early Monday morning for allegedly striking the actress' mother in the family's West Hollywood home during an argument, the entertainment news Web site reported.