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Melissa to Tammy Lynn

The Settlement Sticks, Baby!

1/4/2013 4:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Melissa Etheridge just scored a legal victory against her former domestic partner Tammy Lynn Michaels, who was trying to get their settlement tossed out the window.

The judge in the legal war has ruled the settlement is valid and binding.

TMZ broke the story ... under the terms of the settlement ... Melissa must pay Tammy $13,000 a month in spousal support and $10,000 a month in child support.  They have agreed to joint custody.

Melissa gets to keep some property in Springdale, Arizona, Hidden Hills, California, and somewhere in Arkansas.

As for Tammy, she gets 50% of the royalties from the album, The Awakening.  Tammy also gets 50% from the songs, A Simple Love, All There Is, All We Can Really Do, An Unexpected Rain, California, God is in the People, Heroes and Friends,  Imagine That, I've Loved You Before, Map of the Stars, Message to Myself, Open Your Minds, The Kingdom of Heaven, The Universe Listened, Threesome, and What Happens Tomorrow.

And best of all .. they each get to keep their own Vespa.

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Barbie    

Nice deal! I'd take it!

468 days ago
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DaveT    

"I want half, Eddie!"

468 days ago
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Kelly     

Good for Tammy, the settlement is adequate. Who knows what caused her to try to throw it out- probably the property involved mores than the cash. Melissa is a lesbian version of a tool/douche guy.

468 days ago
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chefadam    

It pays to be a Lickalotapus.

468 days ago
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cornelialankes    

my buddy's step-mother makes $73/hour on the laptop. She has been fired for five months but last month her pay was $16532 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more View More

468 days ago
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PT    

Goes to show ya ... it's cheaper to rent.

468 days ago
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Quiet    

oh those eyebrows are scary narly..

468 days ago
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Stiletto    

I bet that ruling was a Tuna Surprise to her.

468 days ago
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Brat    

If you can't make 23K a month work for you then you have serious issues. Chick hasn't worked since she got with Melissa. Maybe it's time for Tammy to give her agent a call so she can make some income for herself.

468 days ago
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LadyScarlett    

Wait...wait...wait...she only gets a total of $23,000 a month? Plus royalties. How will that poor woman survive?

468 days ago
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Phreaky    

$23k a month and this loser tried to post a blog post saying she couldn't afford Christmas for her kids. She needs mental help.

468 days ago
12.

Mary    

Tammy will say a year from that she is broke and needs more money.

468 days ago
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sean    

People give Charlie Sheen a lot of crap for paying for women, but here's a little life fact: everyone pays for pu$$y. Everyone. When your loving wife decides she no longer likes you, she'll clean you out. So you paid for that pu$$y. Your girlfriend may be with you as long as you can pay for stuff, but as soon as your arse is broke, she's gone. You paid for that pu$$y. And now Melissa Etheridge is paying for pu$$y... on the installment plan. $13,000 a month. Hope it was worth it.

468 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Thank god for the Vespa.

468 days ago
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Me Too    

Tammy Lynn was somewhat up and coming when she met Melissa. She thought simply because she was Melissa's partner she would be afforded opportunities people such as Jennifer Aniston had when married to Brad Pitt. Too bad for Tammy Lynn- No one is interested in her or her ex- a loose, washed up, still living in the 80's old bag.

468 days ago
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