'Glee' star arrested on domestic battery charge in Kanawha County, WV
CHESAPEAKE, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
"Glee" star Naya Rivera was arrested Saturday night in Charleston and charged with domestic battery, according to a criminal complaint.
Deputies got the call around 9:30 p.m. They said when they arrived on scene Ryan Dorsey gave them a cell phone video of him being hit by his wife. They said she hit him on the head and the bottom lip while they were taking their child for a walk in the Chesapeake neighborhood where Dorsey's family lives.
After investigators reviewed the cell phone video and took statements from both Dorsey and Rivera, Rivera was arrested. She was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court and charged with domestic battery.
"There was enough in the video to corroborate the statement of the victim, and that was why the decision that was made was made," Sgt. Brian Humphreys said.
Rivera was charged with a misdemeanor and was released on bond and was picked up by her father-in-law. Humphreys said that video is still part of the ongoing investigation, and as in every case, Rivera is innocent until proven guilty.
"Whether it's a celebrity or it's your next door neighbor with no claim to fame whatsoever, the same sort of procedures are going to be followed and of course were followed, and that means that they're going to look into it," Humphreys said.
Deputies said the two may have been arguing over their child.
Rivera is best known for playing Santana Lopez on the hit show "Glee."
Dorsey, who is from Chesapeake, is also an actor. He has made appearances on shows including "Pitch," "Nashville" and "Major Crimes."