Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Arrested For Domestic Assault

Tom Breihan | January 5, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Donald Fagen, one of the two musicians behind the iconic group Steely Dan, was arrested yesterday, allegedly after shoving his wife into a marble window frame. The New York Daily News reports that Fagen was released without bail after being arraigned at a Manhattan court this morning.

The alleged assault went down yesterday afternoon, around 5:30PM at the Upper East Side apartment that the two share. Police say that the 67-year-old Fagen grabbed Libby Titus, his 69-year-old wife, by the arms and knocked her down. According to Fagen’s criminal complaint, Titus suffered “bruising and swelling to her right arm, as well as substantial pain.”

Speaking with The New York Post, Titus says, “I don’t feel good. I’m very tired and I’m divorcing my husband.” Titus is a well-regarded singer-songwriter in her own right. The self-titled album that she released in 1968 was co-produced by Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Robbie Robertson, and Phil Ramone.