Donald Fagen, the lead singer and co-founder of Steely Dan, was arrested in New York City on Monday night after allegedly pushing his wife, singer/songwriter Libby Titus, into a marble window frame and knocking her to the floor. He has been charged with assault in the third degree and harassment.

According to the criminal complaint, Titus, 69, suffered “bruising and swelling to her right arm, as well as substantial pain” from the incident which—as the New York Daily News reports—began when:

The 67-year-old rocker allegedly shoved [his wife] into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground inside their E. 92nd St. home about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

John Del Signore of Gothamist adds further detail, writing:

Prosecutors say Fagen “grabbed her arms and rapidly extend[ed] his arms in the direction of said frame, causing her to fall onto the frame.”

Fagen was released without bail on Tuesday morning. The court has also issued an order of protection, demanding that he avoids contact with Titus.

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When reached for comment by the New York Post, Titus responded, ““I don’t feel good. I’m very tired and I’m divorcing my husband.”


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