News

Paul Simon, wife arrested on domestic violence charges

Paul Simon, wife arrested on domestic violence charges

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY: Paul Simon was arrested on Saturday. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, have been arrested in Connecticut on domestic violence charges, local police said on Monday.

New Canaan police officers responded to a family dispute around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, and both Simon and his wife were charged with disorderly conduct, the police department said in a news release. The two were released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday.

Simon, 72, was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as part of the duo Simon and Garfunkel in 2003, and is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to his website.

A man who answered the phone at a New Canaan residence listed as Simon’s in property records said that neither Simon nor Brickell, 48, were available and would not comment on any charges. The man declined to identify himself.

The couple has been married for more than 20 years and they are parents to three children together.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner and Chris Francescani in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Nick Zieminski)

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘War Room’ Stuns With $11M, Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ Tanks

Fresh
20-overlay14

The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."

in Music

Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule the VMAs

Fresh
24-overlay8

Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the U.S. presidency in 2020.

in Entertainment

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead

Fresh
19-overlay13

Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit "Scream," died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer.