The 34-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday, asking both fans and media to respect his and Rivera's privacy during their "difficult time."
"This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and I," Dorsey wrote. "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/the situation how you would want a loved one to be treated. Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgement, and as negative a situation this is, with positivity and love. Thanks. -RD."
Rivera was arrested and charged for domestic battery against Dorsey on Saturday night in Kanawha County, West Virginia, a spokesperson for the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to ET on Sunday.
According to the spokesperson, Dorsey claimed that Rivera had struck him in the head and face. The two were allegedly arguing over their child, 2-year-old son Josey, and Dorsey showed police a video made during the alleged incident.
After booking procedures, Rivera was taken to Kanawha County Magistrate Court, where she was arraigned and a bond was set. She was then released from custody.
The Glee star's arrest comes a month after she filed to dismiss her divorce from Dorsey. She filed for divorce in November 2016, after two years of marriage.