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Former Opie and Anthony Host Anthony Cumia Arrested, Charged with Domestic Violence

PicMonkey Collage - CumiaControversial radio shock jock Anthony Cumia was arrested yesterday, and is now facing charges for domestic violence.

CBS reported that Cumia allegedly got into an argument with a 26 year old woman at his Long Island house, which later escalated into a physical confrontation. The woman uploaded part of the confrontation to Periscope, and after calling the cops, Cumia was taken into custody and charged with strangulation, criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment and assault.

Cumia was a co-host of SiriusXM’s Opie and Anthony until 2014, when he was fired by the network after going on a rant about African Americans on Twitter.

Cumia later pled not guilty to the charges against him.

“Mr. Cumia emphatically denies the allegations brought against him, and is optimistic that when the truth comes out, he will be exonerated,” Cumia’s attorney, Alan Schwartz, said in a statement reported today by The Interro Bang. “Simply put, things are not always what they appear to be, and this case is a perfect example of that.”

Watch the confrontation in the video above, via TMZ.

[Image via Twitter]

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