Hayden Panettiere's Father Pleads No Contest to Beating Wife
01/22/2009 AT 05:45 PM EST
Alan Lee Panettiere, 49, also was ordered by the Beverly Hills Superior Court judge to complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling and pay $400 in fines.
He was arrested in August at the family's West Hollywood home for investigation of striking the actress's mother, Lesley Vogel, in the face during an argument following a benefit event hosted by Hayden.
Shortly after he was released on bail, Alan Panettiere told Extra the incident was a "misunderstanding" and that "nothing actually happened." And Hayden, 19, said, "It was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his 15 minutes of fame."
In October, a judge issued a protective order requiring Alan Panettiere not to "harass, strike or threaten" Vogel.