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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell disorderly conduct charges dropped

Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will not be prosecuted on the disorderly conduct charges previously filed against the singing couple.

Simon and Brickell were arrested on April 26 by police investigating a family dispute at their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. According to the clerk of Norwalk, Connecticut, Superior Court, the prosecutor decided to drop the domestic-violence case.

CNN reports that the couple held hands in court. “Edie and I are fine,” Simon told the judge. Brickell took the blame for instigating the argument in a statement: “I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband.”

Simon, one-half of the legendary duo of Simon and Garfunkel, is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brickell is known for her 1988 hit “What I Am,” which was recorded with her 1980s rock group Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The two have been married for 22 years.

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell arrested on disorderly conduct charges

Police in Connecticut say Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, have been arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

A New Canaan police spokeswoman provided no other details, except to say the arrests stemmed from an incident Saturday. An arraignment in Norwalk Superior Court is expected Monday afternoon.

Simon’s phone number is unlisted and his agent in Los Angeles did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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