Paul Simon and Edie Brickell disorderly conduct case has been dropped.
Police were called after a heated dispute at the couple’s house in Connecticut in April.
Edie Brickell had told officers that her husband Paul Simon had shoved her and she had slapped him.
Prosecutors told a judge on Tuesday they were declining to pursue the case. Neither of the singers attended court.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell disorderly conduct case has been dropped (photo AP)
Officers were called to the couple’s home in New Caanan on April 26, 2014.
Edie Brickell told them she had confronted her husband of 22 years after he did something to “break her heart”.
She did not provide any further details. The police report added Paul Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear and Edie Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist.
At an earlier hearing, Paul Simon told reporters outside the court in Norwalk, Connecticut:
“We’re fine. We love each other. We’re fine. We had an argument. It’s over. “Neither one of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened.”
Paul Simon, 72, and Edie Brickell, 48, had been scheduled to be in court on Tuesday, but did not appear.
The charges have now been dropped and will be erased after 13 months.
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Paul Simon and Edie Brickell appeared in court holding hands after being arrested over a domestic dispute.
Paul Simon told a Superior Court judge in Norwalk, Connecticut, he had a rare argument with his wife on Saturday night at their home.
Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, who have been married for 22 years, held hands and said they did not feel threatened by each other.
“We’re fine. We love each other. We’re fine. We had an argument. It’s over,” Paul Simon said as he left the courthouse. “We’re going to go back home today. We’re going to watch our son play baseball,” he added. “Neither one of us has any fear or any reason to feel threatened.”
The arrest came on Saturday night after a caller from the singers’ home phoned the emergency services and hung up, police chief Leon Krolikowski said at a news conference on Monday.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell holding hands at court hearing in Norwalk
Officers who responded found minor injuries and believed it was a case of domestic violence, he continued. He did not confirm who was injured.
“There was aggressiveness on both sides,” he said. “They’re both victims and they have children involved and we’re trying to be very cautious of that.”
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were each given a misdemeanor summons. One of them – again unspecified – agreed to leave and go to another location.
The singers’ lawyer, Alan Cramer, dismissed the severity of the argument, calling it a “one on a scale of one to 10”.
“They are here together, they get along fine with each other,” Alan Cramer told reporters before the court hearing. “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.”
Paul Simon, 72, first found fame as one half of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, while Edie Brickell, 48, was the lead singer of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
Earlier this year, Edie Brickell won a Grammy award with comedian Steve Martin for best American roots song,
Love Has Come For You.
According to local media, the couple have lived in the Connecticut town with their three children for a number of years.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have been asked to return to court on May 16.
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Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to New Canaan Police in Connecticut.
Officers were called to the couple’s New Canaan home at about 20:00 local time on Saturday to investigate “a family dispute”.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, who have been married for more than 20 years, are due to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.
Singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct
Paul Simon, 72, first found fame as one half of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel.
Edie Brickell, 48, was lead singer of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
The folk-rock band had a big hit with their debut single
What I Am in 1988 and the track was covered by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton in 1999.
Earlier this year, Edie Brickell won a Grammy award with Steve Martin for best American roots song,
Love Has Come For You.
Edie Brickell is due to start touring in May with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers across the US and Canada.
A New Canaan police news conference is expected to take place later on Monday.
According to local media, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell have lived in New Canaan with their three children for years. New Canaan Police did not want to release their address.
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