Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell were both arrested for disorderly conduct on the evening of April 26th. Local police said in a statement that they were called to the couple’s New Canaan, Connecticut home to investigate a “family dispute”. Police chief Leon Krolikowski said both Simon and Brickell were given a misdemeanor summons. The Guardian reports that one of the couple then agreed to leave the location.
Simon and Brickell, who married in 1992, held hands in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday (April 28th), and each said that the other was not a threat. Judge William J. Wenzel said he did not see a need for a protective order. Simon and Brickell have been asked to return to court on May 16th.
Allan Kramer, an attorney representing the couple, said that the incident was very minor, although there was a slight shove—he didn’t say who did the shoving.
“They are here together, they get along fine with each other,” Cramer told reporters before the 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.”