'American Pie' singer Don McLean speaks out about domestic violence arrest

Don McLean Tweets He 'May Never Recover' From Domestic Violence Charge
Don McLean Tweets He 'May Never Recover' From Domestic Violence Charge
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"I hope I will not be judged in this frantic media environment."

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Don McLean has made his first public statement since his Monday arrest in Maine for domestic violence assault. The "American Pie" singer-songwriter offered a brief but heartfelt explanation for his troubled home life.

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The 70-year-old musician clearly has a long, difficult road ahead as he and his family attend to their private matters.

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