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Faces and names: Simon, Brickell charged after tussle

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Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon appeared in court on Monday with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, after a pushing match at their Connecticut home ended in charges for the pair.

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Both singers faced a judge in Norwalk Superior Court after their weekend arrest by New Canaan police on disorderly conduct charges stemming from the family dispute.

Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, each told the judge they have nothing to fear from each other.

The altercation occurred Saturday at a cottage on their New Canaan property, the couple’s attorney, Allan Cramer, said. The couple got into a dispute when Simon attempted to leave and Brickell blocked the door, he said. The incident escalated and Brickell’s mother, who was visiting, called police.

“I think there were a couple of pushes, but it didn’t go any further,” Cramer told reporters outside the courtroom. “Nothing like this has happened before. … She wanted to continue talking about something and he didn’t. And that’s it.”

Cramer said the two would return home together.

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