Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested over family dispute.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 01:06
April 28 - Singer Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested in New Canaan, Connecticut after a domestic dispute. John Russell reports.
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Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon appeared in a court on Monday (April 28) with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, after a pushing match at their Connecticut home ended in charges for the pair.
Both singers faced a judge in Norwalk Superior Court after their weekend arrest by New Canaan police on disorderly conduct charges stemming from the family dispute.
Simon, 72, told the judge that the incident on Saturday night was extraordinary in their 22 years of marriage, during which they raised three children.
Brickell, 48, agreed, telling the judge, "He is no threat to me at all."
The altercation occurred at a cottage on their New Canaan property, the couple's attorney said. The couple got into a dispute and when Simon attempted to leave, Brickell blocked the door. The incident escalated and Brickell's mother, who was visiting, called police.
Simon was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 for his work as part of the duo Simon and Garfunkel.
Brickell is best known for her 1988 hit song "What I Am," which was released by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
The two are slated to return to court next month.
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