'American Pie' Singer Don McLean Arrested For Domestic Violence (UPDATE)

Police officers reportedly responded to a call at McLean's house around 2 a.m. Monday morning.

UPDATE: Don McLean released a statement via Twitter on Thursday regarding his recent arrest for domestic violence. The singer-songwriter addressed the news with a series of tweets.


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Don McLean, the singer-songwriter best known for "American Pie," was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault, according to the Penobscot Bay Pilot.

Around 2 a.m. on Monday morning, Camden, Maine police officers responded to a call at McLean's residence. Following an investigation by the responding officers, McLean was arrested for the misdemeanor, TMZ reports.

McLean was reportedly arrested without incident and transported to Knox County Jail, according to Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne. The singer was released from custody after posting $10,000 bail.

According to the PBP, McLean is set to appear in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland on Feb. 22.

McLean still performs on occasion, with his last set being at the Maine Lobster Festival back in August. Last April, it was reported by CNN that McLean had sold the handwritten lyrics and notes for "American Pie" at a Christie's auction for $1,205,000; the song achieved the "third highest auction price for an American literary manuscript," Christie's Tom Lecky revealed at the time.

We have reached out to McLean's team for comment and will update this post if we receive any new information.

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