Actress Emma Roberts was arrested on charges of domestic violence in Montreal on July 7 after getting into a physical altercation with her boyfriend, American Horrory Story star Evan Peters.
According to TMZ, police were notified of a loud dispute in the couple’s hotel room, and then discovered Evan with a bloody nose. One officer stated that the actor also had a bite mark, though sources close to Emma deny that she bit him.
The 22-year-old niece of actress Julia Roberts was released shortly after 26-year-old Evan stated that he did not want to press charges.
While this may be the starlet’s first incident with the law, her father, actor Eric Roberts, has been arrested twice – once on drug charges, the other for shoving wife, and stepmother to Emma -- Eliza Garrett. Emma's biological mom, Kelly Cunningham, split with Eric sometime after Emma's birth (the two were never married).
The 57-year-old has struggled with drug abuse throughout his life, and appeared on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab in 2010 for his dependency on medical marijuana. Wife Eliza and stepson Keaton Simons appeared on an episode with the actor, though Emma was absent from the segment.
The We’re the Millers star’s rep spoke to Us Weekly, stating, “It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it."
TMZ has reported that Emma and Evan are back together, and are both currently working on the upcoming season of FX’s American Horror Story.