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New York Times tech columnist charged with disorderly conduct



New York Times gadget guru David Pogue, who is popular for his quirky tech videos that sometimes feature his family, was charged with disorderly conduct along with his wife after a domestic dispute turned physical in Connecticut on Monday.

Pogue, 48, and his wife Jennifer, 47, are going through a divorce, and reports said the fight was over visitation rights for the couple's three kids, ages 13, 12 and 9.

Pogue, who spoke Thursday in Connecticut at a charity to benefit victims of domestic violence, told reporters that Jennifer is "not really my ex yet," adding, "It's getting really messy." He didn't comment on the specific charges. The story was first reported by the Westport News.

The couple was also given court orders not to assault, harass or stalk each other.

David Pogue's attorney, Mark Sherman, told amNewYork the charges are from a "brief confrontation between David and his wife."

"Obviously divorces can get emotional and we expect David to be cleared of this charge in due time."

He added that "no one was injured," but declined to comment on the specifics of the dispute.

Jennifer Pogue's attorney, Wayne Keeney, told amNY that the "matter was a somewhat minor family dispute."

Pogue has been a New York Times' tech columnist since 2000 and is a frequent guest on TV news programs.

The Pogues are due back in court June 22.

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