ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – A controversial radio broadcaster was arrested and charged over the weekend after allegedly assaulting a woman at his New York home.
Police say Anthony Cumia got into an altercation with a 26-year-old woman around 1 a.m. Saturday, WPIX reports.
Cumia was arrested and charged with strangulation, criminal mischief, assault and unlawful imprisonment.
Moments after the assault, the woman Cumia allegedly assaulted live-streamed the incident on Periscope.
“Hi, I’m in Long Island, I got my hand broken, I’m waiting for police to come,” the woman in the video says. “I tried to call the police, but he turned the phone off.”
The video then cuts away and you can hear the woman say, “Oh my God, don’t hit me! Stay away from me!”
Warning: The video below contains graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Cumia is best known for co-hosting the popular talk radio broadcast, “Opie and Anthony.”
According to WPIX, in 2014, Cumia was fired by SiriusXM after making a series of tweets following an alleged off-air incident when he tweeted that he was punched by a black woman while attempting to take a picture in Times Square.
The tweets were described by Sirius XM as “racially-charged and hate-filled.”
Since the summer of 2014, Cumia has been host of the online paid subscription show “The Anthony Cumia Show.”