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Rob and Ashley Morrison: Choking Incident Allegations ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

WCBS anchor Rob Morrison and his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, are speaking out about the alleged domestic dispute they were involved in Sunday.

The Morrisons’ attorney, Robert Skovgaard, released a joint statement on behalf of the couple. “Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available,” the statement reads. “The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”

Morrison was arrested Sunday at the couple’s home in Darien, Conn., after police responded to a 911 call placed by his mother-in-law. Darien police said Morrison was “increasingly belligerent toward his wife during the course of the evening, culminating in his choking her by the neck with both hands.”

Morrison will appear in court Tuesday on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.

WCBS declined to comment on the incident. Skovgaard has yet to respond to TVSpy’s request for comment.

WCBS Anchor Rob Morrison Accused of Choking His Wife, CBS MoneyWatch Anchor Ashley Morrison

WCBS anchor Rob Morrison will be in a Connecticut courtroom tomorrow facing domestic abuse charges. NBCConnecticut, where Morrison once worked, reports Darien, CT authorities responded to the couple’s home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday after Morrison’s mother-in-law called police.

Morrison is accused of choking his wife, Ashley Morrison, a CBS MoneyWatch anchor. 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 the news in the first block of Monday’s 5pm newscast. 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.”

Morrison, 44, joined WCBS in 2009 and began anchoring the morning show in 2010. Before that, he’d spent nearly 10 years at WNBC including reporting for NBC News during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Morrison is a Marine Corps veteran.

>Update: a WCBS spokesperson said the issue is a “personal matter” and declined to comment.

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