NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) –– Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell were back in court for a second time Friday after their arrests last month on disorderly conduct charges.
The couple stood before a judge holding hands during their appearance at Norwalk Superior Court and were told to return on June 17. They did not answer questions from reporters after the hearing.
The two were charged in April in connection with a domestic dispute at their home in New Canaan when officers came to the home after someone called 911 and hung up, police said.
Brickell told officers that Simon had done something to “break her heart.” During the argument, Brickell told police Simon shoved her and she slapped him.
When officers arrived, they found minor injuries, police Chief Leon Krolikowski said. Police said Simon suffered a cut on his ear and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist.
Krolikowski said the incident was minor, but that officers were required to make an arrest because it was considered domestic violence.
“Sufficient to require an arrest, but not significant enough to be called punching or anything like that,” Krolikowski said last month.
Allen Cramer, the couple’s lawyer, has said police exaggerated the incident. Both Simon and Brickell told a judge last month they do not consider the other a threat and no protective order was issued.
Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as a member of Simon and Garfunkel.
Brickell is the lead singer of the band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.
The two were married in 1992. They have three children together.
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