Extra spoke to Hayden Panettiere about the alleged spousal abuse charges levied against her father. The Heroes star said it was a case of an attention whoring sheriff.

“It [the incident] was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his fifteen minutes of fame,” the “Heroes” starlet tells “Extra.” “My family is wonderful — so very happy. We’re all great.”

Hayden can rest easy tonight. There will be no black eye to cover up with concealer tomorrow because daddy didn’t have to tell her twice.