Simon, 72, who, with Art Garfunkel had a huge hit with the song, and singer Edie Brickell appeared before a court in Connecticut, USA yesterday on disorderly conduct charges the day after police were called to their cottage.
The Grammy-winning singers, who have three children, pushed each other and Ms Brickell blocked the door before her mother called police, who were reluctant to arrest them on a "misdemeanor summons."
Simon told the court: "Neither of us has any fear or anything to feel threatened about,"
"We had an argument that is atypical of us." Brickell, 48, added: "He is no threat to me at all."
Police chief Leon Krolikowski said: "They're well known to the community, they're very nice people. "It's unfortunate that this occurred, but we were obligated to make an arrest." The couplewill reappear in court at a later date.