Heroes star, Hayden Pannetiere's father, Alan, was arrested for domestic violence. He was later released on $50,000 bail.
It was reported that Alan got into an argument with wife, Leslie Pannetiere, and struck her three times in the face, leaving bruises.
Leslie called the police, who saw that she was visibly bruised.
Now, the two are trying to tame the story, and are claiming that it was all a "big misunderstanding," and that "nothing actually happened."
They even go as far as saying,, "Leslie wasn't even aware that [Alan] had been arrested," and that they "love each other very much and want everyone to know that the matter was completely blown out of proportion."
I know media image is very important to people, and they are probably trying to protect Hayden as well, but lying about something so serious is definitely wrong. We'll see how the story unfolds in the future!