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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Please read again... Melissa is giving Tammy $2,000 a month PLUS paying all of her living expenses.

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Known Etheridge for over a decade. Hated every minute of it. What a jerk. None of this is surprising. After all, she IS a man.

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melissa has other kids i wonder if she gives them child support? with what shes doing to tammy she should realise to not get married again nor to have more kids because she doesnt have the capability to take care of them

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OH MY GOSH! SHE'S ONLY RENTING A PLACE TO STAY THAT'S SO SELFISH MELISSA CAN'T EVEN PROVIDE THEM A SMALL FLAT 1 BEDROOM HOUSE? TAMMY EARNS MORE THAN MELISSA WHEN SHE WAS WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD BUT LIKE WE ALL KNOW SHE HAD TO STOP BECAUSE MELISSA KNOCKED HER UP WITH THE TWINS NOW IT'S ONLY FAIR FOR HER TO GIVE HER THE AMOUNT THAT TAMMY SAYS SHE NEEDS FOR THE TWINS AND HER TO LIVE PROPERLY.

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2k a month is chicken feed considering what Ethridge is making. Not to mention the fact that Tammy has been the main caregiver during their long relationship and deserves recognition for her support. Really, would you feel the same way if these people were a soon-to-be-divorced heterosexual couple?

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if you read perezhilton you will find out that in one month etheridge makes up to 750,000
yet she is only giving 2000 to tammy and the kids RIDICULOUS!!!

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