Vaccination Showdown: Melissa Etheridge & Ex-Wife Tammy Lynn Michaels Headed To Court Over Children Medical Dispute
Update: The judge refused to modify the custody agreement in which both parents must agree on all healthcare decisions for the children. Therefor, the twins WON'T be vaccinated.
Melissa Etheridge and ex-wife, Tammy Lynn Michaels are expected to be in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday afternoon because the Grammy award winning singer is refusing to allow their six year old twins to be vaccinated, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Since ending their relationship in 2010, after nearly seven years together, the two have been embroiled in a very public, bitter custody battle over their twins, daughter, Johnnie Rose, and son, Miller Steven, with mud slinging and vicious barbs traded back and forth between the pair.
Tammy Lynn's mega lawyer, Mark Gross, filed legal docs stating that she wants to be the sole parent to make decisions on the twins health issues because Melissa has refused to allow them to be vaccinated.
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Sources connected to the case tell us that Tammy Lynn wants the kids vaccinated because they are now enrolled in public school in the Los Angeles area. Etheridge, a breast cancer survivor, underwent chemotherapy to fight the disease, "doesn't believe in vaccinations, period. It's not a fear of Autisim, she just doesn't think immunizations are necessary," the insider revealed.
A recent measles outbreak at a Texas church infected 25 people, ranging in age of 4 months old to 44 years old. At least 12 of those people hadn't been immunized, and the others didn't have any record of being vaccinated against the measles, according to USA Today.
As part of the couple’s post split settlement, Melissa is obligated to pay Tammy $23,000 per month.
RadarOnline.com will be in the courtroom for the proceedings. Stay tuned for further developments on this story.