Singer Paul Simon and wife due back in Connecticut court

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Posted: May 16, 2014 9:25 AM

By Richard Weizel

MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon was due back in court on Friday with his wife, singer Edie Brickell, to hear a mediator's report in their disorderly conduct case stemming from a domestic dispute at their Connecticut home.

Two weeks before their 22nd wedding anniversary, Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, were expected to face Judge William Wenzel in Norwalk Superior Court.

Disorderly conduct charges were filed against the pair, who were married on May 30, 1992, after New Canaan police were called to a cottage on their property in the wealthy Connecticut suburb on April 26.

Their attorney, Allan Cramer, said Simon had attempted to leave the cottage, Brickell blocked the door and the incident escalated into a shoving match.

The singers, who have raised three children together, called the incident completely out of character.

In their first court appearance days after the dispute, the judge ordered the two to return to court on Friday, when a mediator is scheduled to submit a report on the incident.

Simon was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 for his work as part of the duo Simon and Garfunkel, and is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to his website.

Brickell is best known for her 1988 hit song "What I Am," which was released by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. She won a Grammy this year with comedian Steve Martin for their bluegrass song "Love Has Come for You."

(Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Sofina Mirza-Reid)