January 5, 2016 5:31 pm
Updated: January 5, 2016 5:36 pm

Donald Fagen, Steely Dan co-founder, charged with assaulting wife

Donald Fagen performs with Steely Dan in New York City on October 10, 2015.

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NEW YORK – Law enforcement officials say Steely Dan founder Donald Fagen has been charged with assaulting his wife at their Manhattan home.

The officials say the 67-year-old musician shoved Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground Monday. According to a criminal complaint, she suffered bruising and swelling.

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The two officials were not authorized to disclose the victim’s name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Fagen’s publicist had no comment.

Fagen was released without bail Tuesday after a brief appearance. He was ordered to stay away from Titus.

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Fagen launched the band in 1972 with guitarist Walter Becker. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Titus is a producer, actor and songwriter.


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