He’s no hero!
Hayden Panettiere’s father has received two years of informal probation after pleading no contest to hitting his wife.
Records show Alan Panettiere entered the plea on Tuesday in Beverly Hills. He was arrested in August on suspicion of hitting his wife, who is also the “Heroes” star’s mother. He was later charged with misdemeanor spousal battery.
A judge ordered Panettiere to attend a yearlong domestic violence treatment program, pay a $400 fine and serve two years of summary probation, which does not require supervision by an officer.
This seems like a WAY WEAK punishment for hitting your wife!
What the hell kind of probation doesn’t require supervision by an officer?
I don’t know why, but this whole thing reminds me of that SNL sketch with Norm MacDonald where’s he’s always winning that Christian game show, because they just give out the answer and Norm’s like, “Yup, I knew that!” while eating a cheeseburger and smoking a cigarette. And they just trust him, and the whole thing is so absurd.
Big points to anyone who can track that shit down on YouTube. That sketch was insanely funny.