TMZ dug up recently filed court papers in which Michaels states that Etheridge makes nearly $200,000 a month, so the $23,000 she gives her is just paltry.
According to TMZ:
Tammy, a former actress, also claims she has “virtually no savings” and would need “extensive retraining” if she were to rejoin the workforce. Tammy claims Melissa is also brainwashing the kids—training them to be emotionally distant and rude to Tammy—and now they won’t even give her a hug.Tammy also accuses Melissa of cursing around the children—including one instance, when she told Tammy to “get the fuck off my back” in front of the kids. According to Tammy, Melissa also refuses to let the kids get vaccinated.
The couple met in 2003 and separated in April 2010 in a bitter split. Etheridge is currently dating Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem.