Paul Simon, Edie Brickell face judge in domestic dispute case

The couple was arrested last month after police say they had a fight at their home in New Canaan. (5/16/14)

NORWALK - Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell went before a judge Friday to face charges of disorderly conduct.

The couple was arrested last month after police say they had a fight at their home in New Canaan. A judge later charged Simon and Brickell with one count of disorderly conduct. However, their attorney says it was nothing but a minor dispute.

An attorney for the couple, Andrew Bowman, asked the judge not to allow any cameras in the courtroom because the couple has a 16-year-old son and the "additional media coverage would affect their whole family." The judge overruled the request.

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The judge also decided earlier not to issue protective orders because the couple did not show a continuing threat of physical violence.

One of the couple's attorneys said ultimately he would like to see the charges dropped.

The couple is due back in court June 17.

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