Hayden Panettiere’s family are begging her to leave her partner of two years.
In May, Brian Hickerson was arrested over an alleged incident of domestic violence at their home in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old was detained by police in the early hours of May 2 and he spent the remainder of the night behind bars.
He posted $50,000 for his bail and was released later that afternoon.
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On May 23, Hickerson was charged with one count of felony domestic violence. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Sources close to the couple told TMZ they were out drinking in Hollywood, and when they returned home, there was an altercation that turned physical.
The Sun reports police noticed marks and redness on Panettiere.
Panettiere, 29, and Hickerson started dating in August 2017 after meeting through mutual friends.
It was the same month she split from her former partner, Wladimir Kitschko, after nine years together. They share a daughter, Kaya, 4, who resides with her dad in his native Ukraine.
Now her family and friends are hoping she’ll finally cut ties with Hickerson.
“It is totally out of control and she has to get over this guy,” a source told PEOPLE.
“Her friends and family have been worried about her for quite a while, and things seem to have gotten worse,” the source adds. “She needs to do some soul-searching. For whatever reason, she continues this relationship, but it has done nothing but take her down lower. It’s a sad situation.”
— Hayden Panettiere (@haydenpanettier) June 3, 2017