Hayden Panettiere just lately met up along with her ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson after he was launched from jail.
A supply tells Us Weekly completely that the previous couple arrived collectively at Justin Queso’s in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 17. Days later, they met up once more to observe the NBA finals on the bar.
Earlier this 12 months, the South Carolina native, 31, was sentenced to 45 days in county jail. However, he had credit score for 12 days as a part of his plea settlement. The April ruling — which was the results of a May 2019 home violence arrest — famous that Hickerson can be positioned on probation for 4 years following his time in jail. Additionally, he was ordered to pay $500 in charges, can not buy or possess any firearms and should attend home violence courses. He should additionally return to courtroom in October 2022 so the choose can guarantee he has taken the courses.
Us beforehand confirmed that Hickerson needed to flip himself in to the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles by May 7. According to latest paperwork obtained by Us, he was launched later that month.
After he was noticed together with his ex, the M.F.A. actor defined the meetup in an announcement to E! News.
“To clarify, I was enjoying a [beer] and Hayden was not drinking,” he stated. “We went to a new restaurant that is Texas-based, and being a Southern guy, I’m a big fan of country music. So yes, there was some line dancing involved. Hayden and I are not back together but are working on a friendship.”
He additionally famous that assembly up together with his ex was a step in the precise route as he grows from his previous.
“We have a long history together, and the first step in my recovery as an abuser is making amends. That’s exactly what Hayden has been gracious enough to allow me to do,” the true property agent added.
Following the May 2019 home violence arrest, Hickerson was once more arrested on February 2020 following an alleged home dispute in Wyoming. Five months later, the Bring It On: All or Nothing actress obtained an out-of-state protecting order in opposition to him in July 2020. That identical month, he was charged with eight counts of home violence and assault. The felony counts had been for incidents in May 2019, December 2019 and January 2020 and included two costs for felony assault with a lethal weapon and one depend of felony dissuading a witness from prosecuting against the law.
At the time, Panettiere advised Us that she needed to do her half to be certain that her ex “never hurts anyone” once more.
“I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve,” her assertion learn. “I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I’m grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life.”
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