Anthony Cumia arrested at Roslyn Heights home

Anthony Cumia arrested at Roslyn Heights home

Shock jock radio host Anthony Cumia was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his 26-year-old girlfriend, Danielle Brand, at his Roslyn Heights home.

Cumia faces charges of strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief and assault, Nassau County police said.

Police have not issued a release regarding the incident, but did confirm the charges and said the incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Cumia hosted his web based talk show, The Anthony Cumia Show, on Monday and briefly discussed the incident.

“No one more than I wants to just open up and spill everything right on this program about what happened,” he said. “I have been advised by people much more knowledgeable than me on this, and much less apt to use emotion than me, to not discuss the details of this ongoing case, as it were.”

Cumia went on to explain his arrest and processing at the Nassau County Police Third Precinct, but did not give any further details of the incident itself.

His attorney, Alan J. Schwartz, said Cumia “emphatically denies the allegations brought against him,” in a statement made to Blank Slate Media.

“Yesterday morning, he entered a plea of not guilty to all charges and was released without bail, and directed to appear back in court in January,” Schwartz said.

He added that “simply put, things are not always what they appear to be, and this case is a perfect example of that.”

Court papers state Brand suffered a fractured rib, swollen arm and chest pain, according to Newsday.

The incident was filmed and posted online to the social media application Periscope by Brand, and later on Youtube, in which she can be heard making claims of being injured with a broken hand. At one point Cumia can be heard telling Brand to leave his house.

Cumia, a resident of Roslyn Heights, was part of the shock jock duo “Opie and Anthony” alongside Gregg “Opie” Hughes that broadcast through the subscription-based Sirius XM network from 2004 to 2014. 

The show was cancelled in 2014 after Cumia was fired for posting racially charged tweets online alleging he was assaulted by a black woman in Times Square. 

He has since started his own subscription-based internet radio show, hosted partly out of his Roslyn Heights home.

Cumia is due back in court on Jan. 4.

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