Naya Rivera Charged with Domestic Battery After Alleged Altercation with Husband Ryan Dorsey
Glee star Naya Rivera was charged with domestic battery after an alleged altercation with Ryan Dorsey on Saturday night in West Virginia, PEOPLE confirms
Former Glee star Naya Rivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged altercation with her husband Ryan Dorsey on Saturday night in Kanawha County, West Virginia, police confirm to PEOPLE.
According to authorities, a deputy responded to a domestic violence complaint in Chesapeake, West Virginia. Dorsey claimed to the responding deputy that Rivera struck him in the head and face. He had minor injuries consistent with his claims, and further showed authorities a video taken during the alleged incident.
In a video captured by local news station WOWK 13 (who was first to report the news), a soft-spoken Rivera is shown handcuffed and dressed down in a hoodie and dark pants while being arraigned. The outlet reports Rivera was released on a $1000 PR bond and picked up by her father-in-law.
A rep for Rivera did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In their statement about the divorce last November, the couple told PEOPLE, “After much consideration, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Our priority is and always will be our beautiful son that we share together. We will continue to be great co-parenting partners for him. We ask for respect and privacy for our family during this difficult time.”
Rivera briefly opened up about their reconciliation to PEOPLE last month, saying “It is what it is, but I’m glad that my family is together.”