Don McLean Hit With More Charges in Domestic Violence Case
Veteran singer Don McLean has been served with additional misdemeanor charges following an alleged bust-up with his wife last month. The “American Pie” singer was arrested by police in Maine following the incident with his wife, Patrisha, at their Camden home on January 18.
McLean pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was subsequently released on $10,000 bail, but on Wednesday, Knox County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald announced officials are adding misdemeanor charges of “terrorizing, criminal threatening, criminal restraint, criminal mischief and obstructing the reporting of a crime.” McLean’s attorney, Walter McKee, tells The Hollywood Reporter his client is pleading not guilty to the new counts. Since he has already entered a plea, McLean’s attorney says he will not appear in court when the case is heard on Monday. Patrisha had originally obtained a temporary restraining order to keep McLean away from her, but McKee confirmed the order has since been lifted so the pair can resolve its issues. In a statement released in late January, McKee claimed the couple had “agreed to move forward,” adding, “Neither party is seeking divorce. This now becomes a private matter.”