Paul Simon And Wife Disorder Charges Dropped
A disorderly conduct case against singer Paul Simon and his wife following a fight at their home has been dropped by prosecutors.
The 72-year-old and Edie Brickell, 48, were scheduled to be in court on Tuesday but did not appear.
Lawyers told the judge they were declining to pursue the case, meaning the charges will be dropped.
Police said the couple fought on April 26 inside a cottage on their Connecticut property.
Brickell told officers she confronted her husband after he did something to "break her heart", according to police, but she did not provide any details.
She told police Simon shoved her and she slapped him. The report says Simon suffered a superficial cut to his ear and Brickell, who smelled of alcohol, had a bruise on her wrist.
Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - as half of the duo of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.
Brickell is perhaps best known for the song What I Am, recorded with her band the New Bohemians and released in 1988.
She collaborated last year with comedian Steve Martin, who has an acclaimed career as a folk musician, for the album Love Has Come For You.
Brickell and Simon were married in 1992 and have three children.