Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Arrested At Home For Disorderly Conduct
Paul Simon and hsi wife, singer Edie Brickell, were arrested on Saturday night (April 26th) on disorderly conduct charges their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. The Associated Press reported that officers responded to a family dispute after they received a 911 call in which the caller hung up. The caller has since been revealed to be Brickell’s mother. Both Simon and Brickell were each given a misdemeanor summons and "one of them agreed to leave and go to another location."
On Monday (April 28th), the couple appeared in Norwalk Superior Court together, where Judge William J. Wenzel said he did not see a need for a protective order. The couple’s attorney, Allan Cramer, told the press outside the courthouse before the hearing, "They are here together, they get along fine with each other. If it were Joe Blow we wouldn't be here. You certainly wouldn't be here. These people have had a wonderful life together and they've never had these types of problems. It was a normal husband-and-wife discussion. Paul didn't want to discuss it and she did. He tried to leave and she kind of locked the door. I don't think he started the shoving. . . I think there were a couple of pushes."
Prior to entering the courthouse, Brickell told the press: "I got my feelings hurt and picked a fight with my husband. The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now."
Simon, who held hands with Brickell while walking into the courthouse and throughout the appearance in front of the judge, told the court: "We had an argument, which is atypical of us. Neither of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened. I don’t feel like I need to be protected. Both of us are fine together. We’re going home together, and we’re going to watch our son play baseball."
Photo Courtesy of Ellen Matthews