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'Kane Show' radio host Peter Deibler accused of assaulting wife

The iHeartRadio website displayed Monday's episode of "The Kane Show" online with a note that said Kane was stuck in the elevator that day. That morning, he was in court for a hearing on a protective order filed against him.
The iHeartRadio website displayed Monday's episode of "The Kane Show" online with a note that said Kane was stuck in the elevator that day. That morning, he was in court for a hearing on a protective order filed against him. (iHeartRadio website)

Updated: with comments from Dennis Lamme, president of iHeartRadio in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Maryland radio personality Peter Deibler, best known as host "Kane" of nationally syndicated morning show "The Kane Show," was arrested last Friday after allegedly assaulting his soon-to-be ex-wife Natasha Deibler, according to court records.

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His show airs in the Baltimore market on the popular top 40 station Z104.3.

The initial warrant for his arrest was issued May 25, the day he was charged with second-degree assault, according to Montgomery County District Court records. Deibler, 39, was arrested last week and released the same day after he posted a $3,500 bond.

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According to Natasha Deibler's statement in the court protection order petition, Peter Deibler had threatened her on the phone before she arrived at his Bethesda home to pick up their two daughters. Once she entered, he grabbed her "forcibly," she wrote.

"I told him to stop. He was hurting me and [the] children were present. He then wrapped his left arm around me, lifted me off the floor with both arms and threw me into a wall in [the] hallway," Natasha Deibler stated in a written statement in court documents. She suffered a sprained knee, bruising, a black eye and a head injury, she wrote.

Natasha Deibler has since sought a temporary protective order, which has requested that Peter Deibler not be allowed to contact her, her children or visit them at her Potomac home.

Judge William Graves Simmons ordered and filed the temporary order Monday morning.

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Peter Deibler, who has hosted his radio show since 2006, was absent from the show Monday, the day of the hearing. The website for iHeartRadio, which airs "The Kane Show," noted beside Monday's podcast file that the radio host had been absent for other reasons.

"Kane got stuck in an elevator so enjoy some of the show's favorite moments from the past couple of months!" states the website.

Peter Deibler also took to Twitter Monday morning with photos and posts indicating he was "STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR," according to The Washington Post. The Tweets no longer appear on his feed.

In a call Friday morning, Dennis Lamme, president of iHeartRadio in the Mid-Atlantic region, said Peter Deibler was on vacation until June 29, a break scheduled prior to his court appearance. In the meantime, the station will play "The Kane Show's" "best of" programming, he said.

Lamme would not comment on Deibler's arrest or court case for "privacy reasons." He also had no comment about the station's "stuck in an elevator" characterization of Peter Deibler's absence Monday.

A hearing for a final protective order will be held June 30, when the temporary order expires, according to court documents.

The couple, whose divorce has been pending since it was filed last year, have both publicly discussed their ongoing split. Peter Deibler has discussed it over the air on his Rockville-based morning show, and Natasha Deibler has written about it on her personal blog, "Little Pink Monsters," referring to her husband as "P."

Her last post on May 23, just days before the alleged assault, she blogged that it was the one-year anniversary of the day Peter Deibler asked for a divorce.

Natasha Deibler and Peter Deibler did not immediately respond to phone calls seeking comment from The Baltimore Sun.

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