Simon, who made up half of the iconic ’60s singing duo “Simon & Garfunkel,” and Brickell were arrested Saturday (Apr. 26) at their posh Connecticut home after a heated domestic dispute.
By the time the appeared for a court-ordered arraignment Monday (Apr. 29), domestic bliss had returned. “This argument was very atypical of us… I don’t feel I need to be protected from her,” the 72-year-old singer said about his 47-year-old wife, who towers over him.
The were spotted holding hands during the hearing, and Edie told the judge she didn’t feel Paul was a threat to her.
But a police report of the incident, released by the New Canaan Police Department and obtained by the local Stamford Advocate newspaper, shows the couple traded blows.
Brickell told officers she started the argument started when she confronted Simon in their music studio. She said he became confrontational because of his inability to handle criticism.
Simon shoved his wife during the argument and she responded with a hard slap across the face, cutting his ear and bruising her hand. He call 9-1-1 emergency services but immediately hung up, the report said.
When the first officer arrived at the scene, he said he could hear “the occupants of the residence loudly screaming at each other,” the report stated.
The police noted “a strong odor of alcohol” on Brickell’s breath and said she was agitated and emotional while being questioned.
The court ordered a mediator to meet with the couple and report back. The couple returns to court May 16.
In the meantime, check out their new duet! No punches thrown, promise!