In Keep Your Hands To Yourself News: Julia Roberts’ Niece Emma Arrested For Beating Down Boyfriend

July 17, 2013  |  

In case you’re not aware, Emma Roberts is the niece of actress Julia Roberts, and is a pretty popular young actress in her own right. I’m sure you’ve seen her face in Scream 4, the ensemble comedy Valentine’s Day, and she will be on the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Coven, as well as the upcoming Jennifer Aniston movie, We’re The Millers. She’s had a lot of success because of her last name for a 22-year-old, but she’s sadly found herself in trouble after she was arrested last week for allegedly bloodying her boyfriend during an altercation in a hotel room in Montreal.

According to New York Magazine, Roberts and her boyfriend, 26-year-old actor Evan Peters (the two are working together on American Horror Story), were staying in their hotel room when someone heard them fighting and called the police. Once responding officers arrived, they reportedly found Peters with a bloody nose and face, and with bite marks on his ears. While Roberts’ reps claim they were both hitting one another, but because Peters had injuries that were very apparent, she was the only person arrested. Hours after her arrest, she was released because Peters did not want to press charges. The two are reportedly still together, and Roberts has been seen in public with bruises on her legs, as well as in tears while being consoled by Peters just yesterday. It seems that they want to work things out, and want people to know it was just a misunderstanding. Or at least Emma Roberts wants you to know that, as her publicist told Us Weekly:

“It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”

To be clear, just because Roberts was the only party arrested doesn’t mean that she was the one who started the fight, but alas, relationships where arguments get to abusive levels like this (whether you’re the aggressor or not) are NOT healthy. While they have been seen together since the brawl, these two really need to stay away from each other, because who knows what the next disagreement could bring…

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