Naya Rivera Arrested for Domestic Battery After Assaulting Her Husband
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Naya Rivera Arrested for Domestic Battery After Assaulting Her Husband Over Their Son

“Glee” alum Naya Rivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in West Virginia after an incident with her husband of three years, Ryan Dorsey.

Dorsey alleged that Rivera had struck him in the head and in the face, right on the bottom lip while they were taking their 2-year-old son, Josey, for a walk down the street.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Brian Humphreys informed that a police deputy answered to a call about a domestic violence complaint at a residence in Chesapeake, West Virginia on Saturday and talked to the actor, who said Rivera hit him. The officer checked minor injuries consistent with Dorsey’s statement. Rivera’s husband also showed the officers a video made during the altercation, which also corroborated his account of the incident, per the spokesperson.

The Sheriff’s office indicated that alcohol could have been a factor and added that Dorsey did not require medical attention.

Rivera was taken into custody and arraigned at around midnight. A video shared on Twitter by a WCHS-TV reporter Kalea Gunderson shows the actress as she was led in handcuffs to appear before a judge.

“You have been charged with a misdemeanor domestic battery,” the judge told her. “Do you know what you have been charged with?”

“Yes, your honor,” the actress responded.

According to Kalea’s following tweets, “Criminal complaint states Rivera’s husband Ryan Dorsey told police she struck him in the head and bottom lip when they were on a walk with their child.”

The reporter said that Rivera was released on bond and picked up by her father-in-law. If convicted, the star could be sentenced to a maximum of a year in prison and a fine of $500.

Last month it was confirmed the former Glee star called off her divorce from the “Pitch” actor. Rivera filed a request for dismissal of the divorce proceedings, which she originally filed in November of 2016.

On Thanksgiving day, the actress posted a smiling and happy photo of the couple’s son.

The photo is tagged with Dorsey’s name and captioned, “Josey is the cuteeeest!! #joseyhollisdorsey #nayarivera #ryandorsey #thanksgiving.”

Josey is the cuteeeest!! ❤️ #joseyhollisdorsey #nayarivera #ryandorsey #thanksgiving

A post shared by Naya Rivera Team (@nayariverateam) on

Rivera dated the “Blood Father” actor before splitting up and getting engaged to rapper Big Sean in 2013.

However, when the rapper called off the engagement a year later, Rivera immediately reunited with Dorsey. They couple tied the knot three months after getting back together, getting married in a secret wedding ceremony in Mexico in July 2014.


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