Paul Simon Takes Blame In Dispute With Wife In New Canaan

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan's Paul Simon is taking the blame after a verbal dispute and physical altercation with his wife that resulted in the arrest of both on April 26, according to the Danbury News-Times.

Paul Simon
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Simon issued a statement that the reports that blamed his wife, Edie Brickell, for the spat were "terribly unfair," according to the News-Times report. The couple was arrested after the altercation on April 26, according to previous Daily Voice reports. 

The two appeared in state Superior Court in Norwalk on Monday, April 28, and "insisted that neither posed a threat to each other and did not need protective orders," according to the News-Times report. 

"It's terribly unfair to blame Edie for our marital dispute," Simon said in a brief statement issued by his attorney Steve Hayes, according to the News-Times. "I hurt her deeply. Frankly, I got what I deserved. Thank God we still love each other."

Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, have been married for more than 20 years and have lived in New Canaan for many years as well. They have three children together.

Simon is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of Simon and Garfunkel, having produced music for nearly 50 years.

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