Hayden Panettiere's BF Brian Hickerson ordered to stay 100 yards away from her

Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, has been charged with felony domestic violence following a past alleged incident between the pair, Us Weekly can confirm.

Hickerson, 30, appeared in a Los Angeles courthouse on Thursday, May 23, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges. A judge granted a prosecutor-requested protective order, which states that Hickerson cannot come within 100 yards of Panettiere, 29, or contact her via phone, email, or any other third party. He also cannot own firearms.

According to the prosecutor, Hickerson “hit [Panettiere] on the face, causing her to get dizzy” during an altercation on May 2 in Hollywood. The noise alerted one of the duo’s neighbors, who then called 911. When police got to the scene, Hickerson allegedly told them that the sound came from the television. Hickerson was subsequently arrested for domestic violence.

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Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson are seen on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Radar Online later reported that the caller contacted the Los Angeles Police Department at around 1:30 a.m and told them that they heard someone yell, “Ouch,” during a “physical and verbal argument.” Police arrived at the scene and found “redness and marks” on the Nashville alum’s body.

The following day, Us confirmed that Hickerson was taken into police custody after the feud and was later released on a $50,000 bond. Two weeks after his arrest, the pair were spotted holding hands while grabbing coffee in L.A.

The aspiring actor’s arrest came less than one year after he got into a physical altercation with his father, David, which left the latter with “what appeared to be blood on his face,” according to an incident report obtained by Us. Panettiere, who witnessed the squabble, “appeared to be frantic, and struggled to unlock the door in a hurry.”

The Golden Globe nominee’s relationship with Hickerson was confirmed in August 2018, just days after she and ex-fiancé Wladimir Klitschkosplit. Panettiere and the former professional boxer, 43, share 4-year-old daughter Kaya, who lives with her father in his native Ukraine.

In February, the Bring It On: All or Nothing star told Us that she hopes she and Hickerson tie the knot in the future. She noted, “I learn something new from [Brian] every day, and that’s something that not many people can provide me with.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 31: Hayden Panettiere arrives at a screening of Freestyle Releasing's 'Sharkwater Extinction' at the ArcLight Hollywood on January 31, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Hayden Panettiere and Brian Hickerson are seen on January 31, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: Hayden Panettiere is seen on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 22: Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the UFC Fight Night event at Bridgestone Arena on April 22, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Actress Hayden Panettiere is seen in Soho on January 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Actress Hayden Panettiere is seen outside Good Morning America on January 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Hayden Panettiere discusses 'Nashville' with the Build Series at AOL HQ on January 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Hayden Panettiere discusses 'Nashville' with the Build Series at AOL HQ on January 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: Hayden Panettiere attends Build Presents Charles Esten & Hayden Panettiere Discussing 'Nashville' at AOL HQ on January 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: Hayden Panettiere appears on Amazon's Style Code Live on January 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Amazon)
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)
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