Friday, October 30, 2009

More on Carter domestic violence trial

The New York Post followed up its scoop yesterday about Dominic Carter's domestic abuse trial with this report from the court proceedings yesterday.

Among the findings:

* His wife's brother testified that Carter "brutalized" and beat his wife, Marilyn, for two decades
* Carter fathered two children with a woman who is not his wife. One of these children is named Dominic Jr. - and he also has a son named Dominic with Marilyn (!)
* Marilyn changed her story, telling the court that in the Oct. 22 assault, it was a day laborer who attacked her, and she claims she told the cops it was her husband because she was angry with him for having an affair
* Carter told reporters he "never laid a hand on my wife" and expects to be exonerated in court
* Carter "has gone on paid leave at least twice in previous years after alleged physical and verbal altercations with colleagues," according to the Post.

Also according to the Post, Carter has been put on an indefinite leave of absence from NY1. A verdict is expected next month.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Carter in ITP

Well, I was wrong when I predicted that Pat wouldn't mention the Dominic Carter saga in "In the Papers" this morning. I based my guess on the fact that the station wouldn't comment to NY1. Pat said that he "didn't want to get into details" but that he "did want to acknowledge" the Post story, which he mentioned very briefly (I think he uttered one sentence).

Stay tuned...

On a lighter note, Pat also mentioned his jealousy over a woman who won $5 million after buying her first lottery ticket. I have to concur. This gal, like me, never buys lotto tickets and bought one on a whim. We'll see if she recognizes the statistical rarity of this and steers clear from now on, or if she instead spends the rest of her life in a casino.

New York WHOA

First off, I did NOT mean to go nearly two months without blogging. The move/work trip/weddings and various other travels/etc really wiped me out, and I kind of stayed away from computers in general when not working for the last six weeks or so. I haven't even really watched that much NY1. But I'm getting back on the wagon as of today, and I think I might even try this next month.

So anyway, I HAD to come out of seclusion when I read the New York Post's report about Dominic Carter, who is scheduled to appear in court today after his wife accused him of punching, kicking and choking her in their suburban home. According to the Post, police records show that cops were called to the Carter home, in Rockland County, four times in the last year.

The article notes that Carter just published a memoir, "No Momma's Boy," in which he describes being physically and sexually abused by his schizophrenic mother, who tried to strangle him as an infant.

Post says NY1 isn't commenting, so I'm going to assume Pat is NOT bringing this up on "In the Papers" this morning.

Needless to say, I am pretty shocked. He's probably the best interviewer at the station and has always been a tough but fair journalist. It also goes without saying that I find domestic violence abhorrent. It will be interesting to hear both sides and see what the courts have to say. Stay tuned...