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Former WCBS Anchor Rob Morrison Sentenced to Two Years Probation

rob-ashley-morrison1The Rob Morrison saga continues: Yesterday, the former WCBS anchor was sentenced to two years of probation on a misdemeanor charge for calling and texting his estranged wife 109 times in one weekend.

Morrison, if you’ll recall, resigned from the New York CBS-owned station last year after his arrest on charges of choking his wife, former CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. He pleaded guilty to second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct charges. Morrison later participated in a Family Violence Education Program, and Ashley ended up dropping the domestic violence charges against him.

Then, over Memorial Day weekend, Morrison allegedly bombarded Ashley with the string of calls, leading to yesterday’s verdict. Morrison claimed he contacted his wife to check on the well-being of their 9-year-old son Jack after the couple had a heated argument. He was initially charged with violation of a protective order and second-degree harassment, and later pleaded guilty to breach of peace, because he felt that it would be “selfish” to take the case to trial.

Judge Erika M. Tindill of the Stamford Superior Court entered a protective order, barring Morrison from having any contact with his wife except through written communication, which must pertain to their son. The protective order is in effect until 2020, although it can be modified.

TheHour.com reports that Morrison will abide by the protective order, and holds no grudges against the prosecution for requesting it. He said he will have to take “baby steps” toward resuming a normal family life, starting with requesting the modification of a protective order in the future.

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Former WCBS Anchor Headed to Court Over Phone Calls

rob morrison wcbsA judge has cleared the way for former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison  to go to trial over allegations he harassed his estranged wife with more than 120 phone calls in one weekend, reports the New York Post.

While relaxing the protective order that Morrison’s wife, Ashley, a former “Moneywatch’’ anchor, has against her hubby, a Connecticut judge said Tuesday that Morrison will still have to stand trial over the alleged phone harassment.

Morrison has said he bombarded Ashley with the stream of calls over Memorial Day weekend only to try to talk to their young son, in accordance with their custody agreement.

Morrison was forced from his job in 2013 after his arrest on charges of choking his wife.

Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Against Rob Morrison

morrision charges droppedAll charges against Rob Morrison have been dropped.

The former WCBS anchor was charged with trying to strangle his wife.

According to the Darien News, “Morrison has completed a 26-week program for those involved in family violence as a condition of having the second-degree threatening and breach of peace charges dropped.”

Citing Longer Commute, Ashley Morrison Resigns from CBS Money Watch

Ashley Morrison, the estranged wife of former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison, has left her job at CBS Money Watch.

“So after much careful consideration and thought I have quit my job at CBS News. They want to start doing Moneywatch from the NYSE in the mornings beginning next week and I just couldn’t take on the additional 1.5-2 hour commute it would add to my day,” she wrote on Facebook. “…I’m very grateful for the opportunity I had at CBS, it was great fun and hopefully you’ll be seeing me again soon!!”

Rob Morrison is accused of choking his wife during a domestic dispute at their Darien, Conn. home. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the couple had reconciled. [h/t New York Daily News]

Five Months After Domestic Dispute, Rob and Ashley Morrison Reportedly Reconcile

Former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison and his estranged wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, have reportedly reconciled. Rob Morrison is accused of choking Ashley during a domestic dispute at their Darien, Conn. home in in February. The New York Post‘s Page Six has details:

The sources say the TV anchor couple has been seen spending time together almost every weekend lately with their 7-year-old son at the exclusive Greenwich Water Club, where they celebrated Ashley’s birthday last Saturday.

“They are there together almost every weekend and sometimes Friday when Ashley gets off work,” said one member. “They are still together.”

Another friend of Ashley’s said: “They’re trying to move forward. They’re working things out now that things have quieted down. I think this was a wake-up call [for Rob]. He does seem different from the time when everything went down. They seem pretty peaceful.”

Rob Morrison Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Attend Violence Education Program

Former WCBS anchor Rob Morrison has pleaded guilty to second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison.

Morrison, appearing in court earlier this week, declined to enter a plea for the third charge he faces, a felony strangulation charge, according to the Darien Times. He has repeatedly said he did not attempt to choke his wife.

Morrison has agreed to participate in a Family Violence Education Program. He is next scheduled to appear in court on August 14.

Former WCBS Rob Morrison Allowed to Contact His Wife, Judge Rules

A Connecticut judge has ruled that ex-WCBS anchor Rob Morrison can legally contact his wife, CBS Money Watch anchor Ashley Morrison. Morrison is accused of choking his wife in a domestic dispute last month. The New York Daily News has details:

A Connecticut judge, in response to a joint request by the Darien couple, modified a protective order Tuesday to allow the accused wife-choker to phone, text or email Ashley Morrison — but only to discuss their young son, Jack, court papers show.

Rob, 44, is still banned from his own million-dollar home and can only initiate communication with his wife once a day, except in the event of an emergency, Judge David Tobin ruled.

Morrison still can’t go near her and can’t drive with Jack in the car — which could be because police said he had been drinking during the Feb. 17 choking incident, a source with knowledge of the case speculated. But the source said the ex-anchor still considers the move “a step forward.”

Morrison’s lawyer, Rob Skovgaard, declined to comment except to call the allegations “extremely exaggerated” in a release.

Former WCBS Anchor Rob Morrison: ‘I Have No Plans to Write a Tell-All’

Rob Morrison says he has no intention of writing a tell-all book to address allegations that he choked his wife, CBS Money Watch anchor Ashley Morrison. The former WCBS anchor talks to our sister site FishbowlNY to refute a New York Daily News report about the proposed book:

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

A close friend of Morrison tells the Daily News, “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 adds.

Morrison, though, refutes the quote.

“Definitely, not a good friend… [giving] that kind of trash,” Morrison says.

Rob Morrison Nearly Arrested for Domestic Violence in January

Rob Morrison, the former WCBS anchor facing strangulation charges stemming from a weekend dispute with his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, was nearly arrested on similar charges in January, according to a report from DarienPatch.com.

DarienPatch.com, working from an incident report, said police in Darien, CT, were called by Rob Morrison on January 19 about a domestic violence incident that happened five days earlier.

The incident report details Morrison throwing his wife to the ground, physically preventing her from calling police and using his arm to choke her from behind after she asked him to stop videotaping her with his cellphone. Read more

Rob Morrison, Interviewed at a Bar, Maintains Innocence

In the wake of his resignation from WCBS, Rob Morrison maintains his innocence in the strangulation charges he faces stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison. The New York Post caught up with Morrison Wednesday at a bar in Stamford, Conn.:

As he sat with The Post yesterday, the handsome, longtime local newsman blamed Ashley, a “CBS Money” anchor, for allegedly striking the first blow during an argument early Sunday morning after they watched “Mystic Pizza.”

He said Ashley, a petite, 115-pound blonde, bashed him in the face with a remote control — giving him a bloody nose and lip.

The 180-pound former Marine suggested she has abused him for years, and he denied choking her with both hands on the couch, as she told cops. When asked about the noticeable red marks on her neck indicated in the police report, he said, “What marks?”

Morrison denied ever threatening to harm their 7-year-old son, Jack, even though in a police report Ashley’s brother said Morrison warned that “he would shoot their son in front of her and then shoot her” if she ever left him.

Morrison, who drank three beers during the interview, declined comment on reports he has attended AA meetings.

Our sister site FishbowlNY talks to attorney Paul Callan, who represented former WABC weathercaster Heidi Jones last year, about Morrison’s future in the television business.

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