January 23, 2009
Panettiere pleads no contest to battery
Alan Panettiere has been placed on probation for two years after pleading no contest in a Beverly Hills, Calif., court to misdemeanor battery.
The father of 19-year-old
Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere was also ordered to pay $400 in fines and to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, TMZ reported Friday.
Both Lesley and Alan Panettiere subsequently categorized the incident as a misunderstanding.