Hitting a woman is never acceptable!
And, that's exactly what Hayden Panettiere's father, Alan, is being accused of.
The Heroes star's dad was arrested earlier today, at 3:00 A.M. on Monday morning, on allegations of spousal abuse.
Mom Leslie accused Alan of striking her in the face and she was seen to have visible injuries, which police documented.
The violence erupted, according to Leslie, because Alan accused her of "disrespecting" him by being too chummy with a fella at some Hollywood soiree on Sunday evening.
And you hit your wife over that??? Unacceptable!
Call her a slut and storm out of the house, but don't hit her.
Poppa Panettiere is currently being held on $50,000 bail.
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