Hayden Panettiere is Changing Her Life For the Better Following Arrest of Ex-Boyfriend

Hayden Panettiere is using her traumatic experience of domestic abuse to help others.

The former Nashville star’s ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson was recently arrested and has since been charged on eight charges for alleged abusive incidents from May 2019 to January 2020.

Brian has denied all the incidents, but that hasn’t stopped Hayden from moving on.

“Hayden was finally ready to change her life for the better,” an insider told People magazine. “She is now surrounded by people who care about her and not someone who tries to control her and prey on her weaknesses.”

According to reports, the allegations against Brian include four felony charges of corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant; two felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon; a misdemeanor charge of battery on a spouse/cohabitant; and a felony charge of dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime.

Brian pleaded not guilty, and bail was set at $320,000.

Stay strong, Hayden.