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    Hollywood actress Naya Rivera faced allegations in court this Saturday that she inflicted physical violence on her husband of three years.

    Rivera, 30, was charged with domestic battery for reportedly assaulting her spouse, fellow actor Ryan Dorsey, while visiting his hometown of Chesapeake, WV.

    The incident supposedly occurred when the couple was having a walk with their two-year-old son, WCHS reports.

    During the unspecified domestic dispute between the two, the former Glee star, who was awarded the title of the "World's Sexiest Woman" in 2011, hit Dorsey in the head and on the bottom lip.

    Dorsey, who managed to record the confrontation on his cell phone, then called the police, who arrested the actress.

    In a brief speech to the court, Rivera stated that she will to hire an attorney to represent her in the upcoming hearing.

    Domestic battery charges may result in a maximum of a year in prison and a fine of up to $500.

    The incident sparked a contested debate on social media about the women's role in domestic abuse.

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