Glee’s Naya Rivera Has Been Arrested For Assaulting Her Husband

27 November 2017, 12:46 | Updated: 28 November 2017, 10:45

Naya Rivera Arrested
Picture: Getty Images / Kanawha County Sheriff's Office
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez on Glee, has been arrested and charged for domestic battery against her husband Ryan Dorsey on Saturday November 25th.

Police were called to a home in Chesapeake, West Virginia over a domestic situation. Dorsey told police that Rivera had hit him in the head and on the bottom lip while they were walking with their child public.

Naya Rivera Ryan Dorsey
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Dorsey, who had minor injuries and was said not to have needed medical attention, reportedly presented the police with mobile phone footage as evidence that lead to Rivera's arrest.

If Rivera is found guilty of domestic battery, she could face up to one year in prison and be forced to pay a fine of $500.

She was arrested and then released on a $1000 bond. Local news station WSAZ, who were the first to report the news, filmed Rivera at the station in front of the county magistrate wearing handcuffs.

In a statement, police added: "As is always the case in criminal matters, the charge against Mrs. Rivera is merely an accusation. She is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."