Don McLean Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence - Noise11.com
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman

Don McLean, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Don McLean Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 25, 2016

in News

Don McLean has plead guilty to a number of charges related to his domestic violence incident in January.

McLean appeared in a Maine courtroom on Thursday and accepted a plea deal for misdemeanour counts of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal mischief and criminal restraint. The deal removed a number of other charges that included terrorizing and obstruction.

McLean will pay $3,000 in court costs, is not allowed to have any contact with his ex-wife for the next twelve months and must have a mental health evaluation in the next sixty days. If he complies with the terms, all charges will be dropped.

McLean’s attorney, Walter McKee, says that the singer still is not admitting to what allegedly happened during the incident. “Don has been adamant since day one that he did not do what his now ex-wife said he did but, in the end, he decided it was better to just resolve the case now and be done with it by entering pleas with zero jail, zero probation, and only fines.”

Since January, McLean’s wife has been granted a divorce and has detailed a marriage where she stated there were regular outbursts of anger. McLean’s daughter, Jackie, has also written recently of a childhood where she and her brother were often confined to their home and where their father would grow mad about their growing up.

vvnmusic.com

——————————————————————————————————————————————

Never miss a story! Get your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow Noise11.com on Facebook and Twitter

NOISE11 UPDATES are now in Apple News

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Inspiration For New Don McLean Album Comes From Sydney’s Botanical Gardens

Don McLean says Sydney is the inspiration behind his new song ‘Botanical Gardens’.

March 19, 2018
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean Divorces

Don McLean and his wife of about thirty years, Patrisha, have finalized their divorce.

June 22, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean Makes Divorce Matters Public

Don McLean has chosen to his wife's filing for divorce public rather than make it a private affair.

March 12, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean’s Wife Files For Divorce

Patrisha McLean, the wife of singer Don McLean for the past thirty years, has filed for divorce in the wake of a January domestic violence arrest.

March 12, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean Cancels Australian Tour Because Of Abuse Scandal

Don McLean has postponed his tour of Australia, set for March, for one year in the wake of his domestic abuse arrest.

February 27, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean On More Domestic Violence Charges

The case against American Pie singer Don McLean keeps growing.

February 18, 2016
Don McLean, Photo, Ros O'Gorman
Don McLean’s Wife Dismisses Protective Order

Don McLean's wife, Patrisha McLean, has cancelled an Order of Protection that she filed for in the wake of her husband's domestic violence charge.

January 26, 2016