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'Opie & Anthony' Host Anthony Cumia Arrested For Allegedly Strangling A Woman

Anthony Cumia Opie And Anthony Host Strangles Woman

Dec. 21 2015, Published 11:49 a.m. ET

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Former Opie and Anthony radio broadcaster Anthony Cumia, 54, was taken into custody on Sunday after allegedly strangling a woman in his Long Island home.

The notorious host has been charged with strangulation, criminal mischief, assault and unlawful imprisonment.

The possible altercation even led his 26-year-old supposed girlfriend to live-stream a portion of the incident, using popular phone application Periscope.

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"Hi, I'm in Long Island, I got my hand broken, I'm waiting for police to come," the woman, identified by Periscope username DaniGolightly, shares with followers. "I tried to call the police, but he turned the phone off ."

Soon after, her video becomes choppy as she scurries away from Cumia, yelling, "Oh my God, don't hit me! Stay away from me!"

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Anthony and Dani Show," Cumia brazenly jokes in the background before pleading with his "baby" to calm down.

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No stranger to controversy, Cumia has a long track record of inappropriate stunts pulled on his former SiriusXM talk show.

The host was finally fired in 2014, after releasing a number of "racially-charged and hate-filled" tweets accusing an African-American woman of punching him in Times Square, Pix 11 reported.

Since then, the shamed radio star has continued on as host of The Anthony Cumia Show, a paid subscription program online.



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