Panettiere Pleads No Contest to Battery Charge

1/22/2009 6:28 PM PST
Hayden Panettiere's dad, Alan, has pled no contest to misdemeanor battery.

Alan faced a judge in a Bev Hills courtroom on Tuesday, stemming from an altercation he had with his wife back in August.

He received 24 months probation, $400 in fines and must attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.

A protective order against him remains in place.