Addressing his Dec. 18 arrest for domestic violence involving his wife at their Pleasant Ridge home, media personality Charlie LeDuff commented last week on his podcast, "The No BS News Hour:"
"I love my family. I've been married over 30 years and they're the only thing that's really important to me. And yes it's true, I was arrested for a domestic allegation at my home this past week and that's all I can really say about things right now. It has to work its way through the legal system. But I thought you should hear it from me and your good thoughts are appreciated."
A day after his Dec. 18 arrest, LeDuff appeared for an arraignment in 45th District Court in Oak Park. LeDuff, who did not speak during the brief hearing and was released on personal bond of $5,000, which means he posted no money.
His attorney Todd Perkins said in court that LeDuff was accused of assaulting his wife of 31 years. He entered a not-guilty plea on LeDuff's behalf. A pre-trial hearing date is set for Feb. 13.
At the hearing, Judge Jaimie Powell Horowitz said the LeDuff should not return to his home for now.
LeDuff is the host of the podcast, "No BS News Hour," which broadcasts out of a studio in downtown Detroit.
He worked for the New York Times, and won a Pulitizer Prize in 2001, along with some other journalist for a series. "How Race Is Lived In America." He later went on to work for the Detroit News, Fox 2 and Deadline Detroit.