Making for stormy weather this morning is the news that WABC/Channel 7 weatherman Bill Evans and his wife will be arraigned in a Connecticut court today after a violent blowup at their Old Greenwich, home.
Both Bill and Dana Evans, his wife of 19 years, are facing charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after they got in an
inconvenient heated argument May 4.
The couple, who are in the midst of a nasty divorce, surrendered to Greenwich police after Dana reported the incident to authorities more than two weeks after the shit occurred.
Dana, 48, had sought counseling at a local domestic-violence center before talking to the cops.
Told Mark Sherman, Dana’s lawyer (cause every divorce comes with one guillotine attached to the ankle): “Obviously, divorces can get emotional and we expect Dana to be cleared of these charges in due time.”
Told Bill’s lawyer, Philip Russell in return:
“We expect that Bill will be exonerated and this case will be quickly forgotten.”
Phil nevertheless went on to add the interesting caveat that the couple is “presently going through a difficult divorce.”
Bill who has been at WABC since 1989, is not the first local television personality to see stormy skies of late.
A similar domestic incident took place in February when WCBS/Channel 2 anchorman Rob Morrison was arrested for allegedly choking his wife in a drunken rage at their Darien, Conn., home. I know media stars have a lot to reckon with too it seems.