‘American Pie’ Singer Don McLean Pleads Guilty to Domestic Abuse, Will Avoid Jail Time

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“American Pie” singer Don McLean has pleaded guilty to domestic-violence assault, the Associated Press reports. McLean was arrested in January after an incident with his wife, Patrisha, in which she claims he “terrorized” her for four hours; he was charged with a misdemeanor and released on bail. According to his lawyer, McLean’s plea deal includes a $3,000 fine and no jail time. Patrisha McLean filed for divorce in March, citing “adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences.”

Don McLean Pleads Guilty to Domestic Abuse