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Judge Grants Rob Morrison Modified Protective Order for Sake of His Son

Rob Morrison has been under a protective order, keeping him 100 yards away from his CBS MoneyWatch wife, Ashley Morrison, since the alleged choking incident last month.

Morrison, who resigned from WCBS-TV has, according to the New York Daily News, received many calls from his wife in the ensuing weeks. Now for the first time since the February 17th arrest, the court says he is permitted to return the call.

A Connecticut judge modified the protective order Tuesday, allowing Rob to call, text, or email Ashley, for the sole purpose of discussing their seven-year-old son. But Judge David Tobin ruled that can only happen once a day.

Morrison’s million-dollar home is still off-limits to him and he is reportedly banned from driving with his son.

Morrison, talking to FishbowlNY,  denying reports of writing a tell-all book. He then turned the focus to his son, Jack.

“My son had the worst February vacation of his life,” Morrison said Monday. “He couldn’t go outside of the house because the paparazzi would just camp there. The poor kid couldn’t go outside and play with his friends… He was scared. He’s confused. He doesn’t understand what’s going on.”

Morrison’s lawyer, Robert Skovgaard, would only refer to the original statement that says the “allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”

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Rob Morrison Denies Report of ‘Comeback’ Via Tell-All Book

The future of Rob Morrison on New York television, or any other market for that matter, is going to be difficult. But the New York Daily News reports the embroiled former WCBS/Channel 2 anchor may be planning his next move: a tell-all book with hopes of turning it into a TV series.

Not so fast. Morrison tells FishbowlNY exclusively that there is no merit to that claim.

“I have no plans to write a tell-all,” Morrison told us, “and I have no idea where that story came from… I swear to God.”

The Daily News quoted a close friend of Morrison’s as saying, “Rob isn’t the sort of guy that gives in and goes away. He’s a fighter.”

“This is his chance to tell his side of the story firsthand. He’s already started writing,” the friend reportedly said.

Morrison, though, refutes the quote. “Definitely, not a good friend… [giving] that kind of trash,” Morrison said.

In February, Morrison was forced to resign from WCBS morning anchor duties after an alleged incident of domestic violence with his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

1. Time Inc. and Meredith Talks Stall Because No One Likes Iowa, March 6

2. Freelance Journalism’s Downside Perfectly Captured, March 5

3. Cablevision Lays Off Dozens in MSG Varsity Restructuring, February 27

4. WNBC’s Scott Stanford (left) Makes News Anchoring Debut, March 4

5. Ashley Morrison Returns to WCBS as MoneyWatch Anchor, February 27

6. WPIX Falls in February Sweeps; ‘Expect Changes Everywhere’: Source, March 1

 

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Ashley Morrison Returns to WCBS as MoneyWatch Anchor

It’s been 10 days since Rob Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife, CBS Money Watch anchor Ashley Morrison. One week ago, Rob resigned from WCBS as the scandal grew.

Ashley returned to her post yesterday on CBS 2 This Morning, formerly opposite her husband. Now occupied by Chris Wragge on a fill-in basis alongside Mary Calvi.

Last week, Rob took to social media and spoke to other outlets, including FishbowlNY, professing his innocence. Morrison’s attorney, Robert Skovgaard says the couple won’t be granting interviews for the foreseeable future.

“We have no further comment to make regarding Mr. Morrison.  The media need to let the Morrisons handle this personal, family matter privately.”

Rob Morrison faces a felony charge of strangulation. His next appearance in Stamford Superior Court is due on March 26.