Paul Simon, Edie Brickell cleared of domestic abuse charges

Charges are dropped and the couple is just fine. Paul Simon and Edie Brickell move on from their April domestic violence case.

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There’s nothing to worry about. That’s what Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell’s lawyers told the judge on Tuesday after appearing in court regarding the couple’s April domestic violence charges.

According to CNN, the prosecutor is dropping the case against the two married musicians. The dispute occurred on April 26 at their New Canaan, Connecticut, home. The police arrested them on disorderly conduct charges and they were released from jail the following morning.

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The duo walked into the courtroom holding hands the next day and Simon told the judge, “Edie and I are fine. We’re going to see our son’s baseball game this afternoon.”

The “What I Am” singer’s lawyer presented a statement to CNN explaining what took place at their home last spring. Brickell wrote, “I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now.”

The couple, who have been married since 1992, did not appear in court. Their lawyers told the judge the fight was atypical in their relationship and there was no further concern about domestic violence.

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Simon and Brickell had argued that night and she blocked the door to prevent him from leaving. That move escalated into a shoving match.

According to Deputy Court Clerk Emmy Kalmanidis, prosecutors did warn that they would reopen the case if either of them were arrested or charged with domestic abuse again in the next 13 months.

Let’s hope these two sing in perfect harmony from here on out.


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