PAUL SIMON, EDIE BRICKELL: Day in Court UPDATED
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were in court today (Monday) after being arrested over the weekend. In brief statements, they both played down the matter.
The couple appeared in Norwalk (Connecticut) Superior Court and were arraigned on misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges. Although it is common to do so in domestic violence incidents, no protective order was issued against either party. Judge William Wenzel agreed with Simon and Brickell that no such order was needed.
Simon told the court, “The both of us are fine together. We are going to go back home and watch our son play baseball. We had an argument. It was very atypical of us.” Brickell later told the court, “I don’t feel a need to be protected from him at all.”
The singers are due back in court May 13th.
Police say that someone, possibly Brickell’s mother, called 911 and hung up from their New Canaan house during a dispute Saturday night around 9:00 pm. Officers were dispatched to the home and arrested Simon and Brickell. They were given summonses and released at the scene. Simon also agreed to stay at the couple’s Manhattan home that night. Police did not say if any of the couple’s three children were home at the time.