‘Deacon Blues’: Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen Takes Plea Deal

Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer barred from roughing up his wife again.

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Follow this “Pretzel Logic”: Donald Fagen, the co-founder of Steely Dan, took a plea deal that will see the misdemeanor assault and harassment case brought by his wife dismissed after a year of good behavior.

Fagen, 67, was arrested for shoving his wife, Libby Titus, 69, against a window frame earlier this month in their Manhattan apartment.

According to Assistant District Attorney Jared Kramer, the deal was made after consulting lawyers from both sides.

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Technically, the deal is called a “family ACD,” or Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. The “Reelin’ In the Years” singer must avoid trouble for the next year, because the case is technically open.

A restraining order was issued to help ensure he won’t “Do It Again.”