New York Times tech guru David Pogue and his wife have been charged with disorderly conduct following a domestic dispute Monday at their Westport home that police said turned physical.I guess due to the fact I pay so little attention to the Times, I can honestly say I've never heard of this guy.
Pogue, 48, and Jennifer Pogue, 47, were issued the summonses following the apparent altercation at their home on Woody Lane about 10:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
The Pogues are the parents of three children -- ages 13, 12 and 9 -- and the dispute apparently erupted when Jennifer Pogue paid a visit on a night that David Pogue had visitation rights with the children, police said.
An argument ensued, which Jennifer Pogue decided to record on her iPhone, police said. David Pogue contends that, during a struggle over the phone, "When he wouldn't let go, she bit his arm," said police Capt. Sam Arciola.
Jennifer Pogue, however, told police she was lying in bed reading a book when her husband took her phone and struck her in the head.
Police did not seize the phone for evidence, but the video was reviewed before officers departed. "The recording substantiated some of the claims," Arciola said.
David Pogue happened to be speaking Thursday at a conference at the Shelton Marriott to benefit a charity dedicated to domestic violence victims.
The columnist was speaking at an event called the Technology Today Business Forum at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. He said donated his services for what he called a "good cause," as the event was held to raise money for FSW, a Bridgeport-based social services organization formerly known as Family Services Woodfield.Via Tim Blair, who says charity begins at home.
Included in the services the charity provides is support for women and families who are dealing with domestic violence.
This is the second time in as many months that police have responded to an incident involving Pogue.
After an out-of-town talk in April, Pogue returned to find that his car had been vandalized at the Greens Farms Railroad Station. According the personal blog of Dan Woog, a Westport News columnist, all of the tires, wheels and rims were swiped overnight from Pogue's Honda Fit left in the rail depot's parking lot. But the subcompact was still jacked up where the wheel thieves had left it.
Since 2000, Pogue has been the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. The "State of the Art" column appears every Thursday on the front page of the Business section. He also writes a daily Times blog, "Pogue's Posts," authoring a weekly e-mail Times newsletter, "From the Desk of David Pogue," and shoots humorous web videos for the newspaper.