Emma Roberts arrested for domestic violence in Canada

05:00 AM, Jul 17, 2013

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters at 'The Lone Ranger' premier in June. Frazer Harrison Getty Images/


Written By by Maria Puente , USA TODAY

Sweetheart actress Emma Roberts was arrested in Canada on a domestic violence charge after fighting with her actor boyfriend and bloodying his nose.

TMZ is reporting that Roberts, 22, daughter of Eric, niece of Julia, was taken into custody on July 7 in Montreal, after police said she got into a fight with Evan Peters, a star of American Horror Story.

TMZ’s anonymous sources are everywhere, including Canada. They say someone called the cops to report a fight in a hotel room. When the cops showed up, they found Peters with a bloody nose and, supposedly, a bite mark.

Roberts was immediately arrested because Peters had obvious injuries, but sources close to her denied biting him, TMZ said. Nevertheless, the indefatigable website illustrated its story with close-up shots of Emma’s “chompers.” Charming.

On Twitter, where only a few days ago fans were exclaiminghow good Roberts looked as a blonde, reacted with shock as TMZ and other gossip tweeters reported the arrest.

UPDATE 7/17: Roberts and Peters told Us Weekly in a statement: “It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”

Roberts was released hours after her arrest because Peters, 26, did not want to press charges.

Last seen together at The Lone Ranger premier, the couple are now reported back together and working on American Horror Story, TMZ said. Roberts is due to appear in a forthcoming comedy, We’re the Millers, with Jennifer Aniston.