Hayden Panettiere’s dad, Alan, was arrested for spousal abuse back in August for hitting his wife, Leslie, because she “disrespected’ him. Both Alan and Hayden said the incident was blown out of proportion and nothing happened. However, prosecutors don’t agree and will charge Alan with misdemeanor battery. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

At the time, a sheriff’s spokesman said Panettiere was accused of hitting his wife three times with an open hand. The 49-year-old was later released on $50,000 bail after the arrest. His arraignment will be held in October at a Beverly Hills courthouse.

In Alan’s defense, he was only trying to keep his pimp hand strong.