Naya Rivera was booked for physically assaulting her husband.
Former Glee actress Naya Rivera is facing a domestic battery charge after being booked by police in West Virginia. According to TMZ, Rivera supposedly struck her husband, Ryan Dorsey, multiple times while they were walking with their 2-year-old son.
The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department deputies were given a video of the attack by Dorsey, which led to Rivera getting taken into custody around 9:30 PM Eastern Time Saturday. She then appeared before a judge early Sunday morning and was subsequently released on $1,000 bond. Interestingly, it was her father-in-law who reportedly picked her up from the prison. Both Rivera and Dorsey were in West Virginia to spend Thanksgiving weekend with his family.
“[Dorsey] 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,” reported Jatara McGee and Markie Owens of WSAZ, a local NBC affiliate that broke the story late yesterday. The couple have been married since 2014, with nuptials that came under quite a bit of scrutiny from the hip-hop world.
Rivera infamously walked down the aisle with Dorsey just three months after breaking off her engagement with Big Sean, the Detroit-area rapper who now counts Jhene Aiko as his romantic partner. Soon after that very public breakup and aftermath, Rivera was assumed to be the target of Sean's "IDWFU," a track that has since been certified 4x Platinum. There's no real way of telling if the emcee meant it as a direct shot at his ex, but there seems to be little coincidence between their past and his early-morning Sunday tweet, which you can see below.
Born in Santa Clarita, California, Rivera is best known for portraying Santana Lopez on Fox's hit musical comedy series Glee, which wrapped up its run in 2015. She's since tried to translate that success into some big screen roles, as well as focusing on a memoir that she published in 2016. If her streak of violent outbursts continues, there may have to be a revised edition of that print story of her life that eventually sees the light of day.