A New York television anchorman appeared in a Connecticut court Tuesday to be arraigned on charges that he choked his wife, a fellow journalist, in an altercation at their home.
Rob Morrison, 44, appeared in Superior Court in Stamford, Conn., to face charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct, a court spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times. Morrison, an anchorman for WCBS-TV, is free on a $100,000 bond after the alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Ashley, now an anchor for "CBS MoneyWatch."
About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police in Darien, Conn., received a phone call from Morrison's mother-in-law reporting the domestic dispute, according to authorities. Police said Morrison was belligerent toward his wife during the evening and choked her with both hands.
While being processed on the charges, police said, Morrison shouted threats at his wife and at police.
Before his court appearance, Morrison denied that he had choked his wife and apologized for his conduct toward the police.
“I did not choke my wife. I have never laid my hands on my wife,” Morrison told reporters before entering the courtroom. “I was just as surprised by that particular charge as probably was everyone else who's heard about this story.