Emma Roberts was arrested in Montreal on July 7th for physically assaulting her boyfriend Evan Peters. The 22-year-old had been fighting with her 'American Horror Story' star boyfriend when police were called.
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters had an "unfortunate misunderstanding" which led to the 22-year-old actress' arrest in Montreal. Police were called to the Montreal hotel, in which the couple were staying, after receiving reports of a dometic violence.
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe after-party, L.A.
According to TMZ, attention was drawn to the couple after a fellow hotel guest complained about noise issuing from the couple's room.
Although Roberts was arrested for domestic violence it is believed she was not the sole perpetrator and Peters did retaliate. Roberts was arrested as Peters' nose was bleeding and his injuries were more obvious, than any she may have sustained. In TMZ's report from Tuesday 16th July, reference was made to the presence of a bite mark on Peters' person. However, other sources have denied this.
Roberts has been dating the 26-year-old actor for over a year. Following her arrest, Roberts released within hours as Peters did not wish to press charges. Their representative said "Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it." A source, speaking to US Weekly puts the incident down to a minor tiff between the passionate couple and described Roberts as seemingly "fine".
In a statement made by the couples' representative, to US Weekly, the fight was described as "an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding".
Emma Roberts is most famous for her family connections (she is the daughter of Eric Roberts and the niece of Julia Roberts). However, she has appeared in films such as Nancy Drew, Wild Child and Lymelife. Peters is best known for his role in American Horror Story. The couple are due to appear together in the upcoming series of American Horror Story, entitled 'Coven'.
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters at the opening of Topshop: Topman in L.A.
The couple at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, New York.