Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell were in court on Monday afternoon after an incident at their home in Connecticut on Saturday, according to a USA Today report on Monday afternoon. Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, were arrested in New Canaan, Connecticut, on disorderly charges over the weekend. The couple answered the charges in Norwalk Superior Court.
In court, the multi-award winning singer-songwriter Simon said that they are just fine together. He went on to tell the court that the two of them were going to go back home and watch their son play baseball. He claims that he and his wife had an argument which, he asserts, is very atypical of them. Unlike most domestic violence incidents in court, the court did not issue a protective order against either Simon or Brickell. Brickell said at a later time that she didn’t feel there was any need for her to be protected from her husband at all.
According to a New York Daily News report, Simon and Brickell had asked that there be no photos taken of them inside the courtroom. Judge William Wenzel did not honor that request from the celebrity couple, however. He told them that everyone is treated the same in his courtroom whether a person is a famous person or just another person in his courtroom from off the street.
Prior to the arrests in New Canaan on Saturday, there was an incident on Saturday. The law’s involvement with the incident occurred when a 911 call came from the couple’s residence. However, there was no communication on the caller’s end of the communication. Apparently, the caller simply decided to hang up.
Paul Simon has had many popular songs in the past five decades as half of the musical team Simon and Garfunkel as well as from his solo career. Edie Brickell was with a music group called the New Bohemians. The couple have lived in New Canaan for a number of years with their three children.