Melissa Etheridge, rock singer-songwriter, made a point to keep custody of her twins as she goes on tour. Her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, initiated the debate by requesting an emergency hearing regarding the case of their 6 year old twins.
The court documents that Tammy filed explained that she was worried about her children’s health in an environment with nudity and drugs as they go on tour. She suggests that Melissa’s fans oftentimes throw their shirts and bras on the stage, as well as smoking marijuana. According to these documents, Tammy wanted her children to be vaccinated against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, and other diseases because of that. However, Melissa noted in the court documents that the couple agreed, before their separation, that their children would not get their vaccinations. The court did not accept Tammy’s request for an emergency hearing, and instead scheduled a court date for August.
On August 30, 2013, Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels fought in court regarding the custody of their children during Melissa’s tour. Tammy’s request for custody of her kids was denied, leaving Melissa with the privilege of bringing her kids to 7 shows of her latest tour.