A New York City TV anchorman issued a death threat against his wife as he was being arrested on charges of attacking her at their Connecticut home, according to a court document released Tuesday.
New York City police, meanwhile, disclosed that they were called 11 times to the couple’s home when they lived in Manhattan. One call resulted in an arrest, but the case was sealed, they said.
In the Connecticut case, a Darien police officer wrote that Rob Morrison, who works for WCBS-TV, “threatened that if he was released from police custody, he would kill his wife.”
The document was offered in Superior Court in Stamford, in support of an order of protection against Morrison. Judge Kenneth Povadator ordered Morrison to stay 100 yards away from Ashley Morrison except when they’re both at work.
She works for “CBS Moneywatch.”
Rob Morrison, 44, was charged Sunday with strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct. Officers had been called by his mother-in-law to the couple’s home in Darien. They said Morrison had been belligerent toward his wife throughout the night and had wrapped his hands around her neck, leaving red marks.
Morrison’s lawyer, Robert Skovgaard, did not enter a plea at the arraignment. He said afterward a plea would come “at the appropriate time.”
Skovgaard said Monday that the allegations had been exaggerated and on Tuesday he referred to his previous statement.