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Michelle Branch Arrested For Domestic Abuse

After she allegedly slapped her estranged husband, Patrick Carney, following her claims that he cheated on her, on Thursday night (8.11) Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic assault.

In a since-deleted tweet posted early Thursday morning, the superstar singer wrote, “Just found out my husband cheated on me … while I was home with our 6-month-old daughter.”

Approximately one half-hour later at 2 a.m. police were called to the couple’s Nashville home on a potential domestic disturbance call, when Branch told police she slapped the Black Keys member in the face “one to two times.”

A rep for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Branch was taken into custody and released on $1,000 bail the same day and by early Thursday evening, Branch announced that she was leaving Carney. The couple have been married for three years and share two children, a four-year-old son and six-month-old daughter.

In a statement (via People) Michelle said “To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward.” “With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

On November 7, Branch is scheduled to appear in court in connection with the incident.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Justin Higuchi