A newly released video of Chet Hanks and a recent ex-girlfriend mid-fight is packed with screaming, blood, a flying pot, allegations of knife attacks and other claims of physical violence.
Tom Hanks' often-troubled son and a woman named Kiana Parker are at war over what appears to be a literal and metaphorical bloodbath of a relationship that ended earlier this year. And this newly released footage – reportedly taken Jan. 8 and obtained by TMZ – gives us a glimpse of the volatility.
Taken from Hanks' perspective, seemingly on his phone, the video begins with Hanks filming Parker, who is holding a cooking pot, and accusing her of "hitting me with a knife." Parker goes from annoyed to frustrated, as she lets out a disapproving "Chet…" and appears to smack the phone out of his hand, causing the screen to go black. The pot seemingly making contact with another hard surface can be heard. According to TMZ, this video was filmed in Hanks' home in Sugar Land, Texas.
When Hanks resumes filming, in selfie mode, he's seen with blood dripping from the top of his head, down his left eyebrow. He tells the camera Parker "attacked me with a knife." Parker, seen in the background, shouts back, "No, I didn't!" She then asks for backup from the unfazed group of people who are also in the house. A woman confirms, "Nope!" implying that Parker did not attack Hanks with a knife. "Not at all," Parks says, adding, "You pushed me!"
Hanks lets out a mocking laugh, saying, "Wow, now you're trying to flip the story?" He repeats himself a few times, telling the camera, "There's the proof."
In the next frame, a still-bloodied Hanks is walking outside, telling the camera, "She's mad 'cause I caught her stealing, stealing my money, taking my credit cards and charging her rent to 'em, other shit like that."
Parker has not yet responded to Radar's request for comment.
Hanks recently filed a lawsuit against Parker for assault and battery, theft and return of the money she allegedly stole from him. According to Hanks, the Jan. 8 incident became violent when he tried to break up with Parker after learning she'd allegedly been stealing money from him and charging thousands to his credit cards.
In the filing, Hanks claims Parker showed up to his home that day, accompanied by three men, one of whom he says brandished a gun at him.
As for Parker's version of what happened that day, she claims she went to Hanks' home – accompanied by who she says were movers – to get her things. According to Parks, Hanks antagonized her and grabbed a knife in an intentional way. That's when she says she grabbed the pot, explaining it was for self-defense. Parker admits to swinging the pot and making a run for it, saying he chased her outside the house and onto the street, where she alleges he attacked her in broad daylight.
In the last few days, Parks has shared statements on Instagram that seem to relate to her current situation. She captioned two separate photos, "Self care if how you take your power back," and "You only exist in my world if I want you to." But perhaps the most telling post is from a few hours ago – an info graphic that reads, "My Life Matters, So I Spoke Up. Domestic Violence Survivor." The caption: "No caption needed."
Her attorney, D'Angelo Lowe, says Parker is currently under a doctor's care and that she's tried serving Hanks but has been unsuccessful. She's purportedly even reached out to his famous parents over the temporary restraining order she's trying to make permanent.
However, Hanks' lawyer, Marty Singer, says, "The day after Chet Hanks confronted Kiana Parker about stealing money from his credit card, while Ms. Parker was accompanied by a huge male carrying a gun she viciously attacked Chet with a knife, which caused him to profusely bleed. It is all on video and the undisputed video tells the whole story. Her claims are completely false, fabricated and fictional."
It's important to note that this bloody video is only the tip of the iceberg that is this former couple's explosive past. In January, Parker was granted a restraining order against Hanks, claiming he had been physically violent toward her on numerous occasions between October 2020 and January 2021.