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New Canaan Police Reports Say Edie Brickell Slapped Husband Paul Simon

Recent court documents suggest Paul Simon's wife, Edie Brickell was the aggressor in a domestic violence incident at their New Canaan home.
Recent court documents suggest Paul Simon's wife, Edie Brickell was the aggressor in a domestic violence incident at their New Canaan home. Photo Credit: Greenwich Town Party

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Newly released police reports provide greater detail about the incident that led to the arrest of New Canaan's Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, according to thehour.com.

The reports from the police allege that Brickell was the aggressor in the incident, and that she slapped Simon and smelled of alcohol when officers responded Saturday to their New Canaan property, thehour.com reported.

Police said Simon had called 911 while Brickell was fighting with her mother, who was in town from Texas, thehour.com said. She then went to a cottage on their property that houses a recording studio and confronted Simon on something "he’d done that broke her heart” before slapping him, thehour.com said.

Both were charged with disorderly conduct and appeared Monday in Norwalk Superior Court. Read about their arrest here in the Daily Voice.

Simon is half of the legendary duo of Simon and Garfunkel that, starting in the 1960s, had hits including "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound of Silence" and "Scarborough Fair." His solo career after breaking up with Garfunkel was equally legendary with hits such as “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland.”

Brickell only hit single "What I Am," in 1988 came while she fronted the group Edie Brickell & New Bohemians.

The couple has also recorded together during their 22-year marriage. They have three children and have lived in New Canaan since 2002.

Click here to read the full story about the new police reports at The Hour.