UPDATE: Deputies say Naya Rivera was drunk during alleged domestic altercation


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.

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


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.

Rivera is best known from the television comedy-drama series Glee.