Paul Simon & Wife Edie Brickell Arrested For Disorderly Conduct
Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell were arrested together on Saturday after a marital spat led Brickell’s mother to call the police.
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Arrested
According to the laws in Connecticut, where Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, live, both parties had to be arrested on the charge of disorderly conduct following the phone call. In court on Monday, the married couple put on a show of solidarity, implying that their dispute was blown out of proportion and that neither has reason to fear the other.
“I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband,” Brickell said in a statement, reported CNN. “The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now.”
“Both of us are fine together,” added Simon. “We’re going to go home and watch our son play baseball. We had an argument, which is atypical of us. Neither of us has any fear, or any reason to be threatened.”
Edie Brickell performing in 2011
Simon’s lawyer, Allan Cramer, who suggested that it was Brickell and Brickell’s mother that were mostly at fault for the argument and subsequent misunderstanding, provided some detail on the incident. “It was a normal husband-and-wife discussion,” Cramer said. “Paul didn’t want to discuss it and she did. He tried to leave and she kind of locked the door.”
“I was talking to [Edie] and she said, ‘We’d been married for 25 years and we’ve had maybe three or four arguments,’” Cramer added. “It was over not much,” Cramer said. “On a scale from one to 10, it was a one.”
Simon and Brickell, who were married in 1992, are parents to three kids – Adrian, Lulu, and Gabriel. None of the children were home at the time of the incident.
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