UPDATE: Domestic battery charge dropped against 'Glee' star

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 1/17/18 @ 11:15 a.m.
WSAZ has learned a domestic battery charge against actress Naya Rivera has been dropped.

Rivera, who starred in the popular TV show "Glee," was charged with domestic battery after an incident in Kanawha County during Thanksgiving weekend.

She allegedly hit her husband Ryan Dorsey in the head and bottom lip.

Deputies say that Rivera was drunk during the alleged altercation. It is unclear if Dorsey was under the influence at the time, according to investigators.

Dorsey, who is also an actor, has appeared on shows including "Pitch" and "Nashville."



UPDATE 11/28/17 @ 12 p.m.
The 911 call from an incident involving actress Naya Rivera and her husband Ryan Dorsey has been released.

In the call, Dorsey tells a 911 dispatcher "My wife is out of control."

Dorsey can also be heard telling 911 she is getting physical with him.

Midway through the released 911 call Dorsey goes silent and doesn't respond when the dispatcher attempts to talk to him.

Rivera allegedly hit Dorsey in the head and bottom lip. Dorsey did not require any medical attention, according to deputies.

Rivera was charged with domestic battery Saturday night.

Deputies say that Rivera was drunk during the alleged altercation. It is unclear if Dorsey was under the influence at the time, according to investigators.

One of Rivera's most well-known roles is as Santana Lopez on the television series "Glee." Dorsey, who is also an actor, has appeared on shows including "Pitch" and "Nashville."



UPDATE 11/26/17 @ 8:05 p.m.
Investigators have released new information pertaining to what may have led to an alleged altercation between actress Naya Rivera and her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, Saturday night in Kanawha County.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Rivera and her husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, were arguing over their child when Rivera hit Dorsey several times in the head and face.

Dorsey told deputies he has video evidence of the incident on his cell phone. Investigators reviewed the video Saturday and decided to charge Rivera.

Deputies also say that Rivera was drunk during the alleged altercation. It is unclear if Dorsey was under the influence at the time, according to investigators.

Rivera allegedly hit Dorsey in the head and bottom lip. Dorsey did not require any medical attention, according to deputies.

Investigators say it happened as the two were on a walk with their young child through a neighborhood in Chesapeake, approximately 20 minutes outside of Charleston. That is where the family was staying with family members, according to deputies. Dorsey is a native of Chesapeake, according to the actor's online profiles.

"I don't think that domestic violence is a one-sided problem where only men are aggressors and only women are victims. That's not the case," Sgt. Brian Humphreys said Sunday during a press conference. "Regardless of who commits a crime, regardless of their sex, race or their socioeconomic conditions, we're going to try to arrest the person who committed the crime."

Humphreys also noted that the video was one of the key factors in charging Rivera. "I can just say that there was enough in the video to corroborate the statement of the video and that was why the decision was made that was made. There was some independent corroboration for what he said happened."

Both Rivera and Dorsey are actors. One of Rivera's most well-known roles is as Santana Lopez on the television series "Glee." Dorsey has appeared on shows including "Pitch" and "Nashville."

We're also told the 911 calls related to the incident may be released this week after investigators consult with the prosecuting attorney's office.



UPDATE 11/26/17 @ 4:07 p.m.
We are learning new information about what may have led to an alleged altercation between actress Naya Rivera and her husband Saturday night in Kanawha County.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey, were arguing over their child.

Deputies also say that Rivera was drunk during the alleged altercation. It is unclear if Dorsey was under the influence at the time.

Rivera allegedly hit Dorsey in the head and bottom lip. Dorsey did not require any medical attention, according to deputies.

We’re also told the 911 calls related to the incident may be released this week after investigators consult with the prosecuting attorney’s office.



UPDATE 11/26/17 @ 12:44 a.m.
Naya Rivera has been charged with domestic battery in Kanawha County.

Rivera was arrested at a home in the Chesapeake area of Kanawha County Saturday night around 9:30 p.m.

According to the criminal complaint, deputies were called to the home for a domestic situation.

Deputies say when they arrived, they talked with Ryan Dorsey. He says his wife, Naya, had struck him in the head and the bottom lip while the two were taking their child for a walk down the street.

Ryan gave deputies cell phone video that allegedly shows him being struck by Naya.

She was taken into custody Saturday night and was arraigned after 12 a.m. Sunday.

A Kanawha County magistrate set her bond at $1000, and she was released on a PR bond. Deputies say her father-in-law picked her up from the court house.



ORIGINAL STORY 11/25/17 @ 11:39 p.m.
Naya Rivera from the television comedy-drama series Glee has been arrested in Kanawha County.

Deputies tell WSAZ it happened at a home in the Chesapeake area of Kanawha County Saturday night.

Investigators say she's charged with domestic battery. They tell us it involves her husband at their home.

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