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New York Anchorman Accused of Choking His Wife TVNewser

A New York City news anchor faces domestic abuse charges following an incident Sunday in which he is accused of choking his wife, TVNewser.com reports.

WCBS anchor Rob Morrison was scheduled to appear today in a Connecticut court. “NBCConnecticut, where Morrison once worked, reports Darien, Conn., authorities responded to the couple’s home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday after Morrison’s mother-in-law called police,” the story reports. “Morrison is accused of choking his wife, Ashley Morrison, a CBS MoneyWatch anchor.

The report adds: “Police said he became ‘increasingly belligerent’ over the evening and used both hands to choke her. He is charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He posted the $100,000 bail.”

WCBS reported on the incident during Monday’s 5 p.m. news, the piece notes. “Anchor Maurice DuBois said the Morrisons released a statement saying they are cooperating with the police and ‘are confident a physical investigation will show the allegations have been greatly exaggerated,’” the story reports.

A spokesperson for WCBS declined to comment, calling the incident a “personal matter.”