Naya Rivera Hit Husband Ryan Dorsey in the Head, Police Say

Naya Rivera poses for a portrait in New York

For the Thanksgiving weekend, she and her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey (Ray Donovan, Pitch, Justified), were with their 2-year-old son, Josey, in the town of Chesapeake, where Dorsey's family lives just outside Charleston.

The sheriff said Rivera was released after being arraigned.

But after this past Saturday night, when Rivera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged altercation with her husband Ryan Dorsey, he may have been telling the truth the whole time. This took place while they were taking their child for a walk. The statement says Dorsey had minor injuries and showed deputies a video that supported his account of the incident.


A video by CNN affiliate WCHS shows the actress in court during a brief arraignment. A video of her appearing before a judge found its way to Twitter. If convicted, Rivera could be sentenced to a maximum of a year in prison and a fine of up to $500. She asked for primary custody of their son, but they reconciled not long after and Naya withdrew her request for sole custody.

According to NBC affiliate WSAZ, deputies were called to a home in the Chesapeake area of Kanawha County for a domestic spat involving Rivera and her husband Ryan Dorsey.

The couple filed for divorce last year after two years of marriage, but PEOPLE magazine reported that Rivera called off the separation earlier this month.

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