TODAY   |  July 17, 2013

Actress Emma Roberts arrested for domestic violence

The 22-year-old niece of Hollywood veteran Julia Roberts reportedly got into an argument with her boyfriend in Montreal July 7 that resulted in her being taken into custody, though no charges were filed. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

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>>> first the arrest of a young hollywood star that may surprise some people. details on this one. mara good morning to you.

>>> we're talking about emma roberts . the 22-year-old niece of hollywood veteran julia roberts . she got into an argument with her boyfriend, evan peters in a hotel room in montreal when the exchange turned ugly.

>> reporter: law enforcement officials confirmed to e news that emma roberts , the niece of julia roberts and daughter of actor eric roberts was taken into custody july 7th in montreal after police say she got into an argument we van peters, her boyfriend and star of the fx series american horror story .

>> that's horrible.

>> reporter: according to e, police received a call around 2:00 a.m . from hotel guests reporting a conflict in another room. when police arrived both roberts and peters appeared injured though only roberts was arrested. they released a joint statement saying it was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. ms. roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it. roberts got her first big break in the nick show unfabulous.

>> i like old fashioned things.

>> reporter: from there she made the jump to the big screen taking on the iconic lead role in the 2007 movie nancy drew . she recently joined american horror story for it's third season. she and evans have been dating about a year.

>> she is hollywood royalty and up until this point she has been the child star we have all known and loved and to see her being arrested and the huge headlines of domestic violence, it's really shocking.

>> reporter: roberts was released. no charges were filed but the incident has caught many off guard.

>> their relationship and then evan, it has seemed pretty smooth sailing up until this point. hopefully this is just a one time situation for emma.

>> reporter: now robert's father declined our request for an interview but did release a statement saying he has no comment on this matter.