A few months ago I had some kind words for Dominic Carter, a local personality here in New York City who moderates a polical show for the NY1 network. Back then I said:
Carter deserves a shot at the big-time not because of his skin color, but because he’s good. He doesn’t yell, so, he probably wouldn’t fit in too well on cable, however.
And then there’s this from today’s New York Post:
Hot-headed NY1 political anchor Dominic Carter is due in court today after being accused by his wife of punching, choking and kicking her in their suburban home, The Post has learned.
Cops were called to the Carters’ Rockland County house four times in the last two years for domestic disputes, police records show.
The most violent incident — in which Carter, 46, was arrested for assault — occurred Oct. 22, 2008.
That night, Marilyn told cops, Dominic twice punched her in the face, “causing a swollen bottom lip,” and grabbed her around her throat, “causing scratches and minor bleeding from behind her left ear,” police records show.
Dominic also repeatedly punched her in the right upper arm and “kicked her in her lower right shin, causing a small cut with minor bleeding,” the records said.
Marilyn Carter, 52, in recent days moved out of the couple’s Pomona home, sources said. They also said Dominic Carter is scheduled to appear today in Rockland County Family Court.
The domestic incidents came just after the anchor published a book, “No Momma’s Boy,” which revealed physical and sexual abuse he suffered as a young boy in The Bronx at the hands of his schizophrenic mother, who tried to strangle him as an infant.
Neither Carter nor his wife responded to calls seeking comment.
NY1 General Manager Steve Paulus said, “This is a domestic matter involving one of our employees and it’s our policy not to comment.”
Hours after The Post’s inquiries, Carter was noticeably absent from his seat hosting “Inside City Hall” last night.