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Panettiere Dad to Mom: You Disrespected Me!

8/11/2008 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ now has details of what went down between Hayden Panettiere's mom and dad before daddy was busted for allegedly striking mommy, and we have video of the mother arriving at the party just hours before the incident.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Alan and Lesley Panettiere were at a party earlier in the evening. We're told Alan was upset because Lesley was "hanging" with someone at the shindig and he felt she was "disrespecting" him.

Sources say, according to Lesley's statement to Sheriffs, the couple went home, began arguing and he struck her in the cheek. We're told cops took pictures and there are visible marks.

Paramedics advised her she should go to the hospital but she refused. Alan did not give a statement to the police. It's unclear if any of their kids were at the house at the time of the incident.

TMZ shot this video of Hayden and Lesley arriving at Eva Longoria's restaurant, Beso, for the party last night, both looking ridiculously hot.


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Who are these people to receive so much press over a silly spat?? Never heard of any of them and don't want to....argh!

2174 days ago

Hayden's daddy's a tool    

#17, did you really expect a Darfur update on TMZ? This is a celeb gossip site - let me guess, you go to and complain that there's not enough azz & ta-ta's? Poor you ...
As for this story, this abuser is just that, an ABUSER, not justified, and certainly needs help and/or some time in county jail. You don't lay your hands on another person in anger. Sean Connery is an irrelevant old fart anyhoo. Anyone who quotes his "marital advice" should be laughed AT, not with.

2171 days ago
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