And it's time for damage control!
The parents of Heroes star Hayden Panettiere are trying to calm down the media reports of her dad being the woman hitter that he is.
Now, her parents, Alan (Skip) and Leslie, are talking to Extra about Skip's arrest yesterday on suspicion of felony spousal abuse.
According to police reports, Skip hit Lesley three times.
She was even the one who called the cops on her husband and was found visibly bruised on the face.
But now the "loving" couple are denying what happened.
They claim, "It was all a big misunderstanding" and state that "nothing actually happened."
Apparently, "Leslie wasn't even aware that Skip had been arrested."
Oh, and that they "love each other very much and want everyone to know that the matter was completely blown out of proportion."
As for Hayden, she reportedly found out about her arrest when daddy called her from jail.
He probably needed bail money!
Skip was later released from jail on $50,000 bail.
We sense a reality TV show coming up in the Panettiere's future!
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