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'American Pie' singer Don McLean's domestic assault charge dropped

A domestic assault charge against "American Pie" singer-songwriter Don McLean has been dismissed after he met the terms of a plea agreement, including staying out of trouble for a year.

McLean pleaded guilty in a Maine court under a "deferred disposition" process in which the charge could be wiped away if a defendant met certain conditions. McLean paid a $3,000 fine Thursday to settle remaining charges.

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His lawyer, Walter McKee, said McLean never physically assaulted his ex-wife, Patrisha, during a disagreement in January 2016. The two had been married for 30 years and were going through a divorce at the time. A protection order was granted in March of this year.

McKee said McLean, who lives in Camden, intends to "clear his name of any and all accusations" against him.

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