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Don McLean on his arrest: 'I am not a villain'

American Pie singer Don McLean emerged from radio silence Thursday, two days after news broke that he'd been arrested on domestic assault charges in Maine.

He made a 6-part statement via Twitter, explaining it as the fallout of the "breakdown of an almost 30-year marriage." He added that, "There are no winners and losers but I am not a villain." He ended by asking that he not be "judged in this frantic media environment."

McLean, 70, was arrested overnight Monday in Camden County, Maine. He posted bail and was released later that morning.