(NEWSER) – Last year he was fired from SiriusXM for a string of "racially charged and hate-filled" tweets. Now disc jockey Anthony Cumia is facing new troubles after a domestic violence incident at his Long Island home.
The 54-year-old former co-host of the Opie and Anthony radio show was arrested Saturday morning in Roslyn Heights on charges of assault, strangulation, criminal mischief, and unlawful imprisonment, NBC News reports. Nassau County Police say Cumia had been involved in an argument with a 26-year-old woman—IDed by the New York Post as his girlfriend—that apparently went south. "Mr. Cumia emphatically denies the allegations brought against him, and is optimistic that when the truth comes out, he will be exonerated," his attorney said in a statement, per NBC. "Things are not always what they appear to be, and this case is a perfect example of that."
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