Hayden Panettiere has been pictured out for the first time since her and her convicted felon boyfriend Brian Hickerson got into a wild bar brawl with bar patrons.
The actress stepped out on Friday for a shopping outing in Malibu with a pal.
Hayden, 32, donned a black top and sweats for the casual outing with Brian nowhere in sight.
Latest: Hayden Panettiere has been pictured out for the first time since her convicted felon boyfriend Brian Hickerson got into a wild bar brawl with bar patrons. The actress stepped out on Friday for a shopping outing in Malibu with a pal
Her outing comes two weeks after her and her boyfriend Brian were filmed getting in a wild bar with a group of bar patrons at Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles.
Brian, a convicted felon, allegedly spat on one of the revelers during the bar brawl.
Hayden, who is five feet tall, can be heard screaming ‘Brian’ before trying to pull him away from the group, according to a video from TMZ.
A woman in the other group then screamed ‘back the f**k up’ as the actress attempted to pull him away from them.
Low key: Hayden, 32, donned a black top and sweats for the casual outing with Brian nowhere in sight
After Brian allegedly spit on someone in the bar, the manger kicked everyone out, a witness told TMZ.
A representative for Panettiere told People that Hickerson ‘made a comment to an individual about leaving the waitress a poor tip.’
‘That same individual, along with the group he was with, began badgering and shoving Brian, at which point security pushed everyone outside. Brian was attacked by the group, as was Hayden, who in her best effort tried to diffuse the situation,’ the representative said.
Stepping out: Her outing comes two weeks after her and her boyfriend Brian were filmed getting in a wild bar with a group of bar patrons at Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles
The video picks up on the West Hollywood street outside the hotel with security asking other patrons not involved in the fight to go back inside.
‘I need everyone back in the bar, please,’ an employee said as Hickerson, who was wearing a white T-shirt and shorts, was seen launching toward the group of roughly eight people on the ramp. It appears Hickerson and Panettiere are up against two women – who largely stay out of the fight – and six men. However, the fight is manly between Hickerson and one man.
Security grabbed Hickerson – and pulled him away from the group as Panettiere was seen pointing over an employees shoulder. Someone in the group screamed ‘It’s over, it’s over’ at the stars.
Low key: She donned casual clothes with Converse sneakers
Casual: She added sunglasses and a backpack for her shopping trip
Another male also said: ‘Let’s f**king go, bro,’ while the girl who screamed earlier said: ‘I will f**king [unintelligible] your a**.’
The group eventually moved away from the front door to the street, where fists and feet started flying.
The Bring It On actress mostly stayed near the outer ring of the fight and warningly called her boyfriend’s name. At one point, a man in a brown jacket was still launching himself at Hickerson, causing Panettiere to reach out and grab his jacket to pull him off her boyfriend.
She fell to the ground in the action, alongside two to three other people and the man Panettiere grabbed was seen held in a headlock by Hickerson. Out of the corner of the frame, the actress can be seen being lifted to her feet by what appears to be a bar employee, but she didn’t stay out of the action long, trying to pry her boyfriend from the fight.
A woman in a black jacket began pounding Hickerson’s back, screaming hysterically: ‘Get off. Get the f**k off of him, you f**king a**hole.’
Panettiere was seen trying to push people away from her boyfriend on the ground, but only ended up back on the ground, protectively covering the two men. She held one arm to keep attackers away, while calmly saying: ‘Back up, back up, everybody.’
The hysterical girl, kneeling next to the star, began screaming at the top of her lungs: ‘Get off.’
Panettiere appears to become more desperate to get her boyfriend out of the fight as she pleads with a bald man: ‘No, let me get him. Let me get him.’
The two men begin struggling again and the force of the fight breaks the tightly knit ball up, sending them toppling backward and Panettiere laid flat on her stomach. She can also be seen wrapping her arms around someone’s leg and it sends her rolling across the ground.
Hickerson can be seen being dragged by his foot while he was on all fours and violently kicking out at the men dragging him.
In a separate clip, Hickerson can be seen standing as people try to drag him away while he screams: ‘I’m ready for round two.’ His girlfriend beggingly calls for him to stop.
At one point, the Nashville actress could be heard screaming: ‘Brian, jail!’
After the group gets broken up, the man in jeans and a dark coat screams that Hickerson is ‘going to follow us.’ Someone appears to disagree with the man, as he continued: ‘He is, though. He already did.’
After the fight, Panettiere can be seen being escorted by bar staff back inside the hotel, where she apologized to the staff, while the other group left.
‘That dude,’ one of the employees started to say to the actress.
Dejectedly, Panettiere said: ‘I know, I’m sorry.’
As she walked away with a few others, who begin talking about Hickerson, she turned around and told them: ‘Don’t ever f**king talk about him.’
As they walked by the restaurant, the actress said: ‘I am so sorry.’
Police arrived after the fight broke up and no report was filed, according to TMZ. A representative for Panettiere said the star was ‘refused the opportunity to provide a statement to the police as she was escorted back inside.’
Her representative also told People that Panettiere is ‘okay’ after the fight.
Hickerson was sentenced to 45 days in jail and four years probation in 2021 after the actress accused him of domestic violence in 2018. He also had to attend 52 domestic violence classes, pay $500 in restitution, and was issued five-year protective order.
He was arrested on multiple felony charges, including corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, two charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and one for intimidating Panettiere. He also faced a misdemeanor charge for battery on a spouse/cohabitant.
At the time of the bar brawl, Brian was already on probation until 2025 for domestically abusing her in 2018.