The Sound Of Domestic Violence? Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Arrested & Charged After Domestic Dispute

The Sound Of Domestic Violence? Paul Simon & Edie Brickell Arrested & Charged After Domestic Dispute
2 comments, 04/28/2014, by , in CIVICS, LOCAL, MUSIC

Okay, who had Paul Simon in the 2014 Connecticut Celebrity Domestic Violence pool? What’s that? Nobody? Alright, no one wins the money.

According to New Canaan Police, Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct over the weekend after a pretty heated domestic dispute.

The NC Advertiser reported…


A call to police about the incident at the couple’s New Canaan house was made about 8 p.m. Saturday night, police said. But details over what were not immediately released. New Canaan Police hold a weekly press briefing with local media late each Monday morning.


Simon and Brickell, who have been married for more than 20 years, have lived in New Canaan with their three children for years. New Canaan Police did not want to release their address. Neither of their names are listed in the town tax records; but their house is in the northern section of town.


They both were scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday morning at 10 a.m.


I’ll be honest, of all the celebrities who live here in Connecticut these are the last two that I would have ever guessed to get arrested on domestic violence charges. Though, Paul does have more than a few Grammy statues in that house that could make for pretty dangerous weapons.

The other interesting part of this is how it says they were arrested for “disorderly conduct”. Which could also mean they were just having a rager party at their New Canaan home and the neighbors had enough of the noise. But even that seems far-fetched since it’s PAUL SIMON! What, is he doing keg stands with Edie and turning Graceland up to 100 on his Sonos system?

Either way, it will be real interesting to see how this one shakes out.


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  1. Begley
    April 28th, 2014 22:25

    Right, Art. “Disturbing the Peace”, same thing.
    Disorderly conduct is a criminal charge in most jurisdictions in the United States. Typically, disorderly conduct makes it a crime to be drunk in public, to “disturb the peace”, or to loiter in certain areas. Many types of unruly conduct may fit the definition of disorderly conduct, as such statutes are often used as “catch-all” crimes. Police may use a disorderly conduct charge to keep the peace when people are behaving in a disruptive manner to themselves or others, but otherwise present no serious public danger.


  2. Art Garfunkel
    April 28th, 2014 13:49

    Disorderly conduct does not mean they were having a rager. If there was a noise complaint the charge would be breach of peace. I guess they literally let anyone write nowadays!


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