Court Documents Reveal Melissa Etheridge Support, Tammy Lee Michaels Greed

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Over the past couple weeks, Tammy Lynn Michaels has penned a couple blog entries that painted Melissa Etheridge in a very poor light.

The most recent poem claims Michaels does not have a dollar to her name, a statement that comes soon after this former actress filed for full custody of her and the singer's children.

However, newly released court documents show that Tammy might be exaggerating her situation - and asking for unrealistic demands from her partner of nine years.

In the papers, Etheridge says Michaels is using their twins as "pawns," citing a July 6 visit to Boston where the pair had agreed Melissa would spend time with the kids. Instead, she received a text message from Michaels (It stated: "My plans changed, sorry."), along with the custody filing.

As for Tammy's claim that she's broke and Etheridge refuses to support her and the kids, these documents also reframe that argument.

The singer's lawyer told a judge Monday that his client has been giving Michaels $2,000 a month and paying all of her household expenses. But this isn't enough for Tammy's lifestyle.

She wants an increase in spousal support, along with $4,300 in child support payments. For what purposes? Michaels listed her monthly expenses in court:

  • $6,000 for rent.
  • $1,500 for groceries.
  • $800 for eating out.
  • $50 for laundry and cleaning.
  • $5,000 for clothes.

Yes, these are her monthly expenses. It's a bit hard to feel sympathy for someone that spends $2,300 each month on food and $5,000 each month on clothing.

Last week, a judge shot down the actress' demand for $25,000 to cover her attorney fees and another $25,000 for daily living.

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