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A newly released video shows actor Chet Hanks bleeding from his head after an apparent domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend Kiana Parker in January.
Police were called to the 30-year-old “Empire” actor’s home in Sugar Land, Texas on the afternoon of Jan. 8 after a report of an assault, the Sugar Land Police Department said in a statement obtained by Oxygen.com.
“A woman said she'd been living at the house for approximately two months with her boyfriend after moving there from California,” the statement reads. “She told police she arrived at the house to retrieve personal belongings, and her boyfriend assaulted her and damaged her cell phone. The woman suffered visible injuries to her elbow and arm.”
Public Information Officer Doug Adolph told Oxygen.com by phone on Thursday that Hanks was not arrested at the scene, but he was later charged with assault family violence. The charges were submitted to the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office.
A video, obtained by TMZ, apparently filmed that same day, appears to show Parker attacking Hanks. The footage shows a woman who appears to be Parker swiping at Hanks while holding a pot. The video goes black before he becomes visible again — this time with blood dripping out of his head. He tells the camera that Parker charged at him with a knife; however, she can be heard denying that claim in the footage.
Hanks has filed a lawsuit against Parker over the incident, claiming that the Jan. 8 alleged attack erupted when he broke off their relationship. The actor claims he broke up with Parker after she allegedly made $5,759 in fraudulent charges to his debit card, according to local outlet KTRK. He also accused her of stealing a couch, a bed and a flat screen TV from him. Hanks is suing Parker for assault and battery in addition to theft. He also claims that she showed up to his home with three men on the day in question and that one of them flashed a gun.
The former couple's relationship, which began in 2019, has been riddled with accusations of violence, threats, and racist language.
Back in October, Parker claimed that Hanks became violent while they were staying at the Windsor Court hotel in New Orleans. She said Hanks grabbed her wrist forcefully, shoved and verbally harassed her, KTRK reports. She also claimed he “threw a bottle" at her and called her a "ghetto black bitch,” according to an affidavit.
"The next week things turned dark, he told me he would 'blow my brains out' and that he 'didn't want to live and would blow his brains out' as well," the document states.
Because of that incident, and the charges filed against Hanks in January, she was granted a restraining order against the actor, PageSix reports. A judge ordered the suspension of Hanks's handgun license on Tuesday.
Parker’s attorney, D'Angelo Lowe, told TMZ that his client is under a doctor's care and that she wants to make the temporary restraining order permanent. Hanks's attorney, Marty Singer, told the outlet that Parker’s claims are "completely false, fabricated and fictional."
Hanks, the son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, drew criticism earlier this week for posting a video on Instagram announcing that “White Boy Summer” is approaching.
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