Disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell have been dropped.
The pair were arrested in April after an argument. According to a police report about the incident, which took place on April 26, Brickell said that Simon had shoved her during an argument and she had slapped him back. Simon was reported to have a cut on his ear and Brickell a bruise on her wrist. TMZ reports that at today’s hearing (June 17) prosecutors decided not to file any charges and the case was dropped.
During their first appearance in court in May, Simon told the judge that it was a rare argument that led to their arrests. Simon said: “Both of us are fine together. We had an argument and it’s fairly atypical of us; neither of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened and I don’t feel I need to be protected.”
Brickell said in a statement: “I got my feelings hurt, and I picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now.” Police arrived at the singers’ New Canaan, Connecticut home after receiving a 911 call from the property. Police discovered what they believed was a case of domestic violence upon their arrival. Simon and Brickell both said they did not feel threatened by the other following the arrest.
Brickell, who fronted Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, is Simon’s third wife. The couple were married in 1992 and have three children.