The website claims police visited the residence around 2am, and noticed 'redness and marks' on Panettiere's body.
Brian, an aspiring actor, was booked on felony domestic violence and is currently out of $50,000 bond.
Panettiere's mother Lesley Vogel has spoken out about the incident to Radar.com.
'I’m in shock,' she said, before mentioning Hickerson's history of violence.
'I knew he had an incident with his father and he has a tendency to do that [physical violence]. Never had I thought it would be against Hayden or I would have addressed it sooner. I have addressed many things,' the actress' mother continued.