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Charges Against Paul Simon, Edie Brickell Dropped

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell appear in court after being arrested on disorderly conduct charges at their New Canaan, Conn. home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell appear in court after being arrested on disorderly conduct charges at their New Canaan, Conn. home. (Credit: CBS 2)

NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors are dropping a disorderly conduct case against legendary Grammy award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell stemming from a fight at the couple’s home.

The couple had been scheduled to be in court Tuesday, but they did not appear. Prosecutors told a judge they were declining to pursue the case, meaning the charges will be dropped and eventually erased after 13 months.

The 48-year-old Brickell and the 72-year-old Simon became physical with each other during an April 26 argument inside a cottage on their property in New Canaan, according to a police report.

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. Police said Simon suffered a cut on his ear, and Brickell — who smelled of alcohol – had a bruise on her wrist.

Both said in court April 28 that they did 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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