Don McLean Pleads Guilty to Domestic Assault Charges

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“American Pie” singer Don McLean now pleads guilty to domestic violence against his estranged wife, though he initially pleaded not guilty following his arrest in January.

The 70-year-old singer will have to pay $3,000 but will avoid jail time if he remains out of trouble for the next year, according to the Associated Press.

Patrisha McLean, the singer’s wife for 30 years, has filed for divorce, citing adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences.” Don McLean’s divorce lawyer rebuffed painting the singer in this manner.

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