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Monday
Apr282014

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW CANAAN, Conn.) -- Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell appeared in a Norwalk, Conn., court Monday afternoon to face charges stemming from a domestic incident that occurred Saturday night at their home in nearby New Canaan.

The singers each were formally charged with one count of disorderly conduct. Both asked that no orders of protection be issued, a request that the judge granted. Simon and Brickell also made it known that they wanted the case to be dismissed.

During the proceedings, Brickell told the judge that her husband was "no threat to me at all." Simon added, "We're going to go home…We're going to watch our son play baseball."

The couple is scheduled to return to court on May 16.

Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, were arrested for alleged disorderly conduct Saturday after police came to their residence following a 911 hang-up call and observed evidence of physical violence resulting in minor injuries.

The couple has been married since May 1992, and have three children together. Brickell came to fame as the frontwoman for Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and won a Grammy earlier this year for a song on her recent collaborative bluegrass album with Steve Martin.

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