David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an award-winning tech correspondent. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series.
He is also involved in an bitter divorce that has taken an ironic turn. Pogue, the man who wrote many columns and a book about the iPhone and its technology ("iPhone: The Missing Manual"), has allegedly hit his wife with an iPhone.
PC Mag reports:
David Pogue Allegedly Hits Wife With iPhone
By David Murphy
There is definitely not an app for allegedly bonking your soon-to-be ex-wife in the head with your iPhone. And the story only gets stranger from there.
Both New York Time technology columnist David Pogue and his wife, Jennifer Pogue, have been charged with disorderly conduct following a "boisterous argument," according to Jennifer Pogue's attorney.
The fight between the Pogues began this past Monday, when Jennifer Pogue visited the family's Westport, Connecticut home on a night that Pogue claims was his for visitation rights. The Pogues, parents of three, are currently going through divorce proceedings. As a result, they've established a custody arrangement for their children and currently live in separate locations. Jennifer Pogue was allegedly returning from vacation and looking to pick up her three children at the house.
An argument allegedly began between the two, and Jennifer Pogue pulled out her iPhone to record the proceedings. David Pogue allegedly began struggling with Jennifer Pogue for the device and, when he wouldn't let go, David Pogue says that Jennifer Pogue bit him on the arm.
According to Jennifer Pogue, David Pogue followed her into one of the family's bedrooms and jumped on top of her and hit her on the head with the iPhone.
Police, after being summoned to the scene, did not take the iPhone for evidence in the case. However, Westport police captain Sam Arciola said that the recording does, "[substantiate] some of the claims," according a report by the Stamford Advocate .
It's unclear which side of the story—if not both—is corroborated by the iPhone's video. However, David Pogue and Jennifer Pogue showed injuries of the alleged assaults: David Pogue had a bite mark present on his arm and Jennifer Pogue had marks on her head, according to Arciola.
Both Pogues appeared in Norwalk Superior Court the day after the squabble. Both received protective orders prohibiting each from assaulting, harassing, or stalking the other, and the case was continued to June 22.
"Obviously divorces can get emotional and we expect David to be cleared of this charge in due time," said David Pogue's lawyer, Mark Sherman.