Don McLean’s Wife Files For Divorce Following Domestic Violence Allegations
Don McLean‘s wife, Patrisha McLean, has filed for divorce in Maine months after accusing the “American Pie” singer of domestic violence.
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Patrisha cited adultery, cruel and abusive treatment and irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing, reported People magazine. Patrisha and Don have been married for 30 years.
Back in January, Don was arrested at his home in Camden, Maine after local police responded to a call. He was ultimately charged with six counts of domestic violence for an alleged incident with Patrisha.
Patrisha told the Knox County Court that Don, “pressed the palms of his hands against my temples and squeezed as though my head were in a vice” after he had “terrorized” her for hours.
“My husband has a violent temper. For the first 10 years or so, his rage was unfathomably deep and very scary,” Patrisha went on, claiming that he had issued death threats. A more recent incident, according to Patrisha, included a threat involving a gun.
Patrisha’s request for an order of protection was soon granted.
Afterwards, the musician released a statement on his website claiming that he was not a villain. “What is occurring is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30 year relationship,” Don said. “Our hearts are broken and we must carry on. There are no winners or losers but I am not a villain.”
In her own statement, Patrisha added, “Don is not a monster. This is a very sad time for me and for him…We had many happy times [and] years together.”