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Melissa Etheridge

Tammy Burned Our Kid

With a Cigarette

4/10/2012 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Melissa Etheridge has just filed legal docs, claiming her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, accidentally burned one of their kids with a cigarette.

Melissa, who is in an epic battle with Tammy, wants the judge to order both her and Tammy to go smoke-free around their twins ... to prevent any cigarette-related accidents from happening in the future. 

In the docs, Melissa also claims Tammy has accused her of having no maternal instinct and therefore is against striking a 50/50 joint custody deal. Melissa says Tammy is adamant ... she did not give birth to the children to give them away.

Melissa calls Tammy "angry and vindictive."

And highlighting yet ANOTHER display of nastiness, Melissa says Tammy once sent her an email saying, "You have to support so many households because YOU BROKE SO MANY HOUSEHOLDS, silly.  If you had decided to have one ounce of integrity/honesty as a person or partner, you would NOT be in this predicament. Think about it."

In her docs, Melissa attached an email she claims Tammy sent her way ... which says, "They aren't leaving my care while you are on the road -- a completely inappropriate place for 3-year-olds -- not to mention you can't track them, have no child care, and they were bit by dogs in the house last time you had them."

Melissa is asking a judge for more time with the kids. A hearing is set for May 22.

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31.

Marvin    

Wouldn't you think that the way Milissa is holding her mouth in this picture is total inappropriate for a lesbian? Should she have her tongue stuck out?

741 days ago
32.

MeowMeowww    

Of course Melissa has no maternal instinct she was the man in the relationship.

741 days ago
33.

shadough    

Gays claim to be a small minority and yet their so called marriages are ultimate failures. How many partners has this woman and Rosie O"donnel had and yet the kids are paying for their mistakes. The next generation of these kids from these social experiments are going to be one messed up bunch. What these people are really interested in is promoting a degenerate lifestyle not raising a family. No matter how they try look normal, it doesn't work out.

741 days ago
34.

Bitchmaster    

I still think 23k a month is excessive.

741 days ago
35.

Joao    

"You have to support so many households because YOU BROKE SO MANY HOUSEHOLDS, silly. If you had decided to have one ounce of integrity/honesty as a person or partner, you would NOT be in this predicament. Think about it." That chick must have been smoking that wacky weed when she wrote that, because I'm thinking about it and I don't have a clue of what she said. and as per the cigarette burn, the operative word is "accidentally". If I was taken to court for everything I accidentally did to my kids---I's have to get a second mortgage for lawyer fees. That Melissa Etheridge has no material instincts can't be attributed to her being a lesbian, sadly, that characterizes most American women without kids [and some with]. Just another sign of the times and the decline of the American Empire.

741 days ago
36.

MadCharles    

Welcome to the finer points of gay marriage..

741 days ago
37.

Mumra the Ever Living    

An angry lesbian who could have impregnated herself, but took the easy way out and let her very feminine girl friend have the kids. The still smoking GF takes a look, realizes Etheridge is a nasty looking human takes off and wants cash. Etheridge has no right to the kids and is now an angry gash with no rights. Tough **** Melissa, should of used the turkey baster on yourself.

741 days ago
38.

Stormy    

Hell hath no fury like that of a scored lesbian!!! Huh Rosie?!

741 days ago
39.

Lizinnh    

What on earth is Melissa thinking, the emails she is releasing from Tammy seem to contain perfectly valid concerns! I am with Tammy on this one...Melissa seems to think just like a man. A bad, stupid man, anyway.

741 days ago
40.

how lame    

The younger chick needs to stop being bitter and get over the old lady already.

740 days ago
41.

messygirl    

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By that rationale no father should ever get custody rights either.

740 days ago
42.

messygirl    

"Tammy has accused her of having no maternal instinct and therefore is against striking a 50/50 joint custody deal."

By that rationale, no father should ever get custody rights either.

740 days ago
43.

Eclectica    

Team Tammy: She nursed Melissa through cancer, gave up her career to raise their children, and then Melissa cheated with Linda Wallem? (Tammy's best woman at her 2003 wedding to Melissa).

740 days ago
44.

R. Veldran    

well, hows that "marriage" thing working out for ya? Remember the old days you just pack up yer bags and get out without having to worry about 50/50 etc etc etc.......

740 days ago
45.

appaulledw    

Awwww so nice to see married people fighting w a binding contract.

740 days ago
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