UPDATE January 17, 2018: Court records said a domestic battery charge has been dismissed against “Glee” star Naya Rivera in Kanawha County after her actor husband decided not to seek prosecution, WVAH-TV reports.
The charge was dismissed Friday, according to an order filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
November 27, 2017:
WEST VIRGINIA -- (KFOR) -- Former “Glee” star Naya Rivera was arrested Saturday night for allegedly assaulting her husband in West Virginia, authorities said.
Rivera, 30, was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery early Sunday following the incident in her husband’s hometown of Chesapeake.
She was arraigned at the Kanawha County Magistrate Court and released on bond after a brief court appearance, court records show.
Video of the actress in court showed her wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and handcuffs as she answered the judge’s questions, CNN affiliate WCHS reported.
The incident started when police were called to a Chesapeake home over a domestic situation, according to a criminal complaint.
When they got there, Rivera’s husband, Ryan Dorsey, said that she had hit him in the head and on the bottom lip while they were taking their child for a walk down a street, the criminal complaint states.
Dorsey gave police a cell phone video of the assault, leading to Rivera’s arrest, according to the complaint.
During a brief court appearance, Rivera said she plans to hire an attorney. Domestic battery carries a maximum of a year in prison and a fine of up to $500, court records show.