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Glee Star Arrested for Assaulting Husband

Naya Rivera has been charged with misdemeanor battery
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2017 1:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Naya Rivera, the 30-year-old actress who became famous for her portrayal of cheerleader Santana Lopez on the popular Fox series Glee, was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting her husband while the two were taking a walk with their son in his hometown of Chesapeake, W. Va. Police were called to a home in Chesapeake Saturday evening in response to a domestic complaint, CNN reports. When they arrived, Rivera's husband, actor Ryan Dorsey, gave them a cell phone video of Rivera allegedly hitting him in the head and on the bottom lip.

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Rivera was arraigned in the Kanawha County Magistrate Court shortly after midnight, where she was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. She was released on a $1,000 bond, the New York Daily News reports. If convicted, Rivera could face a $500 fine and up to one year in prison. Rivera and Dorsey, who has appeared on shows like Ray Donovan and You're the Worst, were married in 2014 after three months of dating, and nearly divorced in 2016. (Read more Naya rivera stories.)

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