DON MCLEAN'S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RESCINDED DUE TO DOMESTIC ABUSE
Portland Press Herald | May 07, 2019
Singer Don McLean announced Monday that he was receiving a lifetime achievement award from a UCLA student group, but the honor was rescinded hours later after the presenters learned from a reporter that the Camden resident had pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges.
McLean, 73, was to receive the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of the University of California, Los Angeles, on May 17 in Los Angeles.
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DON MCLEAN'S EX-WIFE CREATES EXHIBIT FEATURING DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS
WGME | February 22, 2019
The former wife of singer-songwriter Don McLean has created a new exhibit featuring victims of domestic abuse. It comes three years after her ex-husband pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges. Patrisha McLean, ex-wife of singer-songwriter Don McLean of "American Pie" fame, is telling her story of domestic abuse in a very public way. She's created not only an exhibit, but an audio recording, that she claims is her recollection of their relationship and the abuse she suffered. Watch The Report
COMMON SENSE: FINDING OUR VOICES
The Courier-Gazette | February 21, 2019
"Finding Our Voices” is a powerful exhibit currently showing in the Camden Library. It is a forum for survivors of domestic abuse. There was also a talk last week to a packed room, with people standing and overflowing out the open doors. It was led by Patrisha McLean, a survivor herself, who three years ago locked herself in her bathroom, escaping her bedroom after being “pinned to the bed, my head squeezed between the palms of his hands like it was a vise, and terrorized for hours. His clenched fists left bruises all over my body” she told the audience. Read More
MUSIC ICON DON MCLEAN SEEKS TO SILENCE LOCAL PRESS
Free Press | February 21, 2019
Late in the afternoon on Friday, Feb. 15, the day after Patrisha McLean’s multimedia project on domestic violence, “Finding Our Voices, Breaking the Silence of Domestic Abuse,” opened at Camden Public Library, Eric Morse, a lawyer representing Don McLean, singer-songwriter of “American Pie” fame and Patrisha’s ex-husband, sent an email to The Free Press and later to Pen Bay Pilot. Read More
MAINE WOMEN SPEAK BOLDLY ABOUT ABUSE IN 'FINDING OUR VOICES'
PenBay Pilot | February 14, 2019
Sitting in the beauty salon chair in Rockland three years ago, Patrisha McLean quietly read a magazine, as Kate Chapman cut her hair. It was McLean’s habit not to talk much. But Chapman asked McLean how she was doing, coming out of a divorce under tremendous public scrutiny.
Then, Chapman confided to McLean she had once been abused, and knew, to an extent, what she was experiencing. Read More
"VOICES" FOUND, HEARD, AND SEEN
Village Soup | February 13, 2019
Domestic violence happens in all demographics, around the world ... and right here. February’s art exhibit at Camden Public Library fills the Picker Room with familiar faces, portraits that are accompanied by audio stories and a power and control wheel worksheet.
“We've got to get serious about this, because it's everywhere. It's everywhere and it's got to change,” said fine art photographer and photojournalist Patrisha McLean, who created the “Finding Our Voices” multimedia exhibit. Read More
MCLEAN'S NEW EXHIBITION GIVES VOICE TO DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS
The Free Press | February 07, 2019
Before photojournalist Patrisha McLean met her celebrity husband Don McLean over three decades ago, a good friend always thought of her as “ferociously independent.” Patrisha, then 27, was living her dream as an award-winning reporter in the San Francisco Bay area when she met the 41-year-old McLean, a world-famous songwriter best known for the classic hit “American Pie.” She felt like she was living in a fairy tale. Read More
GUEST PATRISHA MCLEAN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE
The Chris Wolf Show | February 05, 2019 | Watch The Show