Shock jock formerly of ‘Opie and Anthony’ arrested in fight

FILE - In a April 26, 2006 file photo, radio shock jock Anthony Cumia leaves CBS Radio studios on 57th Street with fans after finishing their first morning show in New York. Cumia, a radio shock jock who hosted "Opie and Anthony," is facing charges over a fight with a woman at his New York home. He was arrested Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, after the 26-year-old woman contacted authorities. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A radio shock jock who hosted “Opie and Anthony” is facing charges over a fight with a woman at his New York home.

Nassau County police say Anthony Cumia was arrested Saturday after the 26-year-old woman contacted authorities.

He was arraigned Sunday on a charge of second-degree strangulation. A judge released him without setting bail but ordered him to stay away from the woman.

He’s due back in court in January.

His attorney, Alan Schwartz, says Cumia “emphatically denies the allegations.”

The 54-year-old Cumia was fired by satellite radio company SiriusXM last year after he took to Twitter to complain in obscenities that a woman had punched him in the face. Sirius called his remarks “racially charged” and “hate-filled.”

 

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