CAMDEN (AP) — Don McLean’s domestic violence case is set to return to a Maine courtroom, but his attorney says the “American Pie” singer will not appear.

McLean’s attorney entered not-guilty pleas to six charges, including domestic violence assault. Police arrested him on Jan. 18. The case returns to court in Rockland on Monday.

Attorney Walter McKee says McLean does not have to appear in person because he has already entered the pleas.

McLean’s wife filed a handwritten request for protection after the arrest. The couple later announced through McKee that the protection order was dismissed and the couple had “agreed to move forward.”

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