Troubling rumors continue to swirl about Hayden Panettiere after bloody incident between boyfriend, father

As speculation continues to grow about the well-being of Hayden Panettiere, her friends and family are taking to the press to express their troubling concerns.

Us Weekly reports that Panettiere's friends are "worried" about her relationship with beau Brian Hickerson: It is "not a healthy situation," one source told the outlet.

The story comes one week after news that in October, South Carolina police were called to handle a bloody altercation between the "Nashville" star, her boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, and his father.

Police at the scene wrote that upon their arrival, Panettiere, 29, opened the door in a frantic state and Hickerson's father was physically injured. She "admitted to have been drinking alcohol" leading up to the incident, according to TMZ.

Hickerson's father reportedly told authorities that "no assault had taken place" and the argument stemmed from "drinking too much."

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DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Hayden Panettiere, wife of Wladimir Klitschko shows her support prior to the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Hayden Panettiere, wife of Wladimir Klitschko (L) poses prior to the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Hayden Panettiere, wife of Wladimir Klitschko shows her support prior to the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Hayden Panettiere, wife of Wladimir Klitschko poses prior to the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Hayden Panettiere, wife of Wladimir Klitschko poses prior to the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Boxer Wladimir Klitschko and actress/model Hayden Panettiere attend the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Reception at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Actress Hayden Panettiere tapes an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 25: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 on June 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 16: Hayden Panettiere girlfriend of Wladimir Klitschko poses before the WBC Heavyweight World Championship fight between Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine and Shannon Briggs of USA at O2 world on October 16, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives on the red carpet for the 66th Emmy Awards, August 25, 2014 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend Paulie Malignaggi vs Adrien Broner boxing match at Barclays Center on June 22, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Actress Hayden Panettiere (R) and boxer Wladimir Klitschko arrive at the 2011 InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Jason Kempin/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Hayden Panettiere and TV personality Giuliana Rancic visit E! 'Live From The Red Carpet' at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala 2013 at Flughafen Tempelhof on December 7, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE - 'You're Lookin' At Country' - It's country music's biggest night of the year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Up for a total of 11 awards between them, Rayna and Luke's evening begins with an unfortunate hitch when Rayna stumbles upon Luke's pre-nuptial agreement documents, causing for some friction between them. Later, Avery's parents are in town for the show as Avery is nominated for a CMA Award. What should be a lovely reunion takes a turn when Avery introduces them to Juliette. Meanwhile, Gunnar and Zoey's relationship is tested and Deacon and Scarlett watch the awards from home, on 'Nashville,' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Mark Levine/ABC via Getty Images) FRANCINE LOCKE, HAYDEN PANETTIERE
Actress Vanessa Hudgens and actress Hayden Panettiere pose at VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Neutrogena Fresh Faces Music Benefit at Jim Henson Studios on September 26, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE - 'You're Lookin' At Country' - It's country music's biggest night of the year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. Up for a total of 11 awards between them, Rayna and Luke's evening begins with an unfortunate hitch when Rayna stumbles upon Luke's pre-nuptial agreement documents, causing for some friction between them. Later, Avery's parents are in town for the show as Avery is nominated for a CMA Award. What should be a lovely reunion takes a turn when Avery introduces them to Juliette. Meanwhile, Gunnar and Zoey's relationship is tested and Deacon and Scarlett watch the awards from home, on 'Nashville,' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Mark Levine/ABC via Getty Images) HAYDEN PANETTIERE
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Hayden Panettiere speaks on stage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actresses Hayden Panettiere and Uzo Aduba speak on stage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Mark Davis/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Hayden Panettiere poses backstage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Hayden Panettiere and director Gail Mancusok, winnner of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, pose backstage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives on the red carpet for the 66th Emmy Awards, August 25, 2014 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives for the 6th Annual Hollywood Style Awards at Armand Hammer Museum on October 11, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the 'Raising Helen' screening during the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Hayden Panettiere during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Zac Posen - After Party sponsored by MAC COSMETICS at Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, New York. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Hayden Panettiere during HBO Films Presents Iron Jawed Angels Premiere Party at The Highlands Annex in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Hayden Panettiere (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Hayden Panettiere during the New York Premiere of 'Tiger Cruise' at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on August 3, 2004. 'Tiger Cruise' premieres Friday, August 6th on the Disney Channel. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for ABC Cable Networks Group)
Hayden Panettiere during Harvey Fierstein Hosts The Fragrance Foundation's 31st Annual 'FIFI' Awards at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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387258 03: Actress Hayden Panettiere arrives at the world premiere of 'NSYNC-Bigger Than Live The Concert Movie' March 30, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Newsmakers)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1750 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Hayden Panettiere during an interview with host Jay Leno on December 30, 1999 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Christmas show - 12/22/94Sarah (Hayden Panettiere) and Cord (John Loprieno) celebrated Christmas on ABC Daytime's 'One Life to Live'. 'One Life to Live' airs Monday-Friday, 2-3 p.m., ET, on the ABC Television Network. OLTL94(Photo by Ann Limongello/ABC via Getty Images)HAYDEN PANETTIERE, JOHN LOPRIENO
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The dramatic incident aligned with October 19 story from Hollywood Gossip that claimed Panettiere's friends think the star is "drinking herself to death."

Family and friends have repeatedly said their piece about Hickerson, a Carolina native who tabloids claim is in upwards of $13,000 of credit card debt. When the romance first began in August, Panettiere's mother, Lesley Vogel, told Radar, "I don’t trust his intentions. People can use her."

As for fans, Hickerson first raised eyebrows when he showed off a new basketball hoop: “When my girlfriend is sleeping, I hijack the credit card and buy cool s--t like that,” he says in the clip. (A source close to him has claimed he was joking.)

 

Panettiere's ex, heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, has custody of their young daughter and is reportedly raising her in Ukraine.

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BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 05: Hayden Panettier and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala 2015 show at Tempelhof Airport on December 5, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Hayden Panettiere (L) and professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko attend HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 29: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend The Daily Front Row and Faena Art Celebrate the Launch of The Daily's Miami Edition, Featuring Act One at The Faena Art Dome on November 29, 2016 in Miami Beach, FL. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07: Hayden Pannetiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend the 'Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala 2013' at Flughafen Tempelhof on December 7, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Target Presse Agentur Gmbh/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Ein Herz Fuer Kinder Gala 2013 at Flughafen Tempelhof on December 7, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.(Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 25: Hayden Panettiere, Giorgio Armani and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 on June 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 25: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 on June 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 25: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 on June 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend Paulie Malignaggi vs Adrien Broner boxing match at Barclays Center on June 22, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend Paulie Malignaggi vs Adrien Broner boxing match at Barclays Center on June 22, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS) Actress Hayden Panettiere (L) and Boxer Wladimir Klitschko in the CITI VIP room at the Rolling Stones '50 & Counting' tour at Staples Center on May 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere attend the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Wladimir Klitschko (L) and Hayden Panettiere attend the Entertainment Weekly & ABC-TV Upfronts Party at The General on May 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
Boxer Wladimir Klitschko and actress Hayden Panettiere attend the premiere of 'Klitschko' during the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - APRIL 16: Wladimir Klitschko (L) and Hayden Panettiere attend the 22nd KURIER ROMY Gala at the Hofburg on April 16, 2011 in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian public is asked to choose all award winners in a public voting from 47 nominees in seven categories. (Photo by Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko arrive at the 12th Annual Warner Bros. and Instyle Post-Golden Globe Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko attend HBO's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards Official after party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Hayden Panettiere Und Freund Wladimir Klitschko Bei Der Becker Wies'N Im Hippodrom Auf Dem Oktoberfest In München (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Wladimir Klitschko Und Seine Freundin Hayden Panettiere Bei Der ' United People Charity Night' Zugunsten Von Powerchild E. V. Im Gop Variete-Theater In München (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
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