Paul Simon and his wife, the singer Edie Brickell, have appeared in court over their current disorderly conduct case.
Following the pair’s arrest last month after an argument, they appeared briefly at the Superior Court in Norwalk, Connecticut yesterday (May 16) and held hands during the hearing, according to a report by Billboard.
They requested that cameras be banned from the courtroom, but Judge William Wenzel declined, stating: “Everyone who comes into this court is presumed innocent and our general policy is to allow open media access so I am overruling that request.”
The next hearing is set for June 17. 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.
After their arrest Brickell shared a joint song called ‘Like To Get To Know You’ on SoundCloud, which features Simon on backing vocals. “I’d like to get to know you again,” sing the pair on the song. During their first appearance in court last month 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 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.