Ryan Dorsey has dropped the domestic battery charges against his wife of nearly three years and a half, Naya Rivera, saying he was “never never at any time injured”, by her conduct.
The Kanawha County, West Virginia court dismissed the domestic battery charges against former Glee star Naya Rivera on January 12. The decision came as a result of Ryan Dorsey withdrawing his allegations made in November of last year.
A spokesperson for the Kanawha County told ET that Dorsey “has notified both the prosecution and the defense counsel that he was no longer seeking prosecution and has confirmed he was never at any time injured by the conduct of Ms. Rivera.”
Naya Rivera was arrested in late November, during a weekend night, after police was called to her and Dorsey’s home, in West Virginia. She was arrested on the spot, for domestic battery. Details that surfaced later in the case reveal that, during an altercation between the two, Ryan was struck in the head.
Dorsey wanted to keep the whole thing very private and was deeply affected by the media’s reaction. “This is a difficult time for everyone in the family, especially Naya and I. This isn’t some reality show, this is our life and I ask that everyone, especially “the media” please respect our privacy and treat us/this situation how you would want a loved one to be treated”, the actor wrote on Twitter, on November 29.
Rivera, 3, and Dorsey, 43, tied the knot in 2014. She gave birth to the couple’s only child, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on September 17, 2015.
Naya made her first public appearance since the arrest this past weekend, at Youtube’s 2018 winter Television Critics Association press tour.