HEROES actress Hayden Panettiere's father has been handed two years probation and ordered to attend domestic violence counselling, after he was charged with assaulting his wife.
Alan Panettiere appeared in a Beverly Hills, California court on Tuesday (20Jan09), where he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour battery, stemming from a much-publicised fight with his wife last August (08) He was sentenced to 24 months probation, $400 (GBP265) in fines and ordered to attend 52 weeks of domestic violence counselling.
He must also obey a protective order that was previously placed against him.