― 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. ∙ According to celebrity website TMZ, 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 [...].