Officers received a call 2/17 from WCBS-TV NYC anchor Rob Morrison’s mother-in-law about trouble at the couple’s home in Darien, CT, police said. Morrison had reportedly been belligerent toward his wife, “CBS MoneyWatch” anchor Ashley Morrison, throughout the night and ended up with his hands wrapped around her neck, leaving red marks, reported The AP/Fox News.
A police mug shot of Morrison shows him with what appears to be a bloody cut on the bridge of his nose and a nasty bruise on his swollen bottom lip. Morrison reportedly threatened her even after he was arrested, police said.
Ashley Morrison didn’t seek medical attention.
Morrison, who posted $100,000 bond, was due in court 2/19. He faced charges of strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct.
The couple’s attorney said in a statement Monday they are cooperating fully with authorities in this “unfortunate incident.”
“The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated,” attorney Robert Skovgaard said in the statement.
Rob Morrison, who has been a combat correspondent and was a reporter and anchor for WNBC-TV, anchors WCBS-TV’s news programs “This Morning” and “News at Noon.” Ashley Morrison worked for Bloomberg Television before joining CBS MoneyWatch. The couple has a young son.