Michelle Branch joins the famous “Slap Club” and gets ARREST

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Michelle Branch might have picked up a tip or two while watching the 2021 Oscars.

As you probably know by now, Will Smith sadly accused Chris Rock while on stage to present an award and slapped him in the face.

Well, the singer, who shot to fame in the 2000s, took a page from Smith’s assault book and slapped her husband, Patrick Carney, in the face “once or twice.”

Michelle Branch joins the #CelebritySlapClub

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Branch has officially joined the #CelebritySlapClub.

Carney is the drummer for the Black Keys.

Branch was arrested for domestic assault according to documents obtained by TMZ.

On Thursday, August 11, cops were called to their Nashville, TN. house for a possible domestic disturbance. The “Everywhere” singer admitted to slapping Carney “once or twice.”

Michelle Branch arrested for domestic assault

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The domestic turmoil came after she accused him of cheating on her on Twitter.

She posted a tweet accusing him of cheating on her while she was home with their six-month-old baby; however, within an hour of posting the tweet, she deleted it.

When police arrived at their home, Carney had no visible injuries and Branch was taken into custody.

She was released on $1,000.00 bail earlier as she is breastfeeding their six-month-old daughter.

The couple have two children together.

Branch and Carney separate after three years of marriage due to her indiscretions.

A branch accused her husband of cheating before a domestic dispute

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TMZ broke the news of the split with Branch, telling the outlet, “To say I’m totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel about myself and my family.” The rug has been completely pulled out from under me and now I have to figure out how to move forward. With such young children, I ask for privacy and kindness.

On the same day of the assault, Branch took to Instagram to promote her new single, “I’m A Man.”

She shared a video saying, “Thank you all for listening to ‘I’m A Man’. Hope you’re enjoying it so far. It’s a song I wrote about the pressures of being a man in our society and how far we still have to go to make sure women are equal.

Interesting the timing of it all. Irony? Chance?

Branch captioned the video, “‘I’m A Man’ is a song that means a lot to me, especially in these turbulent times as a woman. I’d love to hear what the song has meant to you! Please share a message using the song and #MyOwnDamnBody (And I might just share yours! 💕).

Many fans commented with words of support and encouragement on this particular post given the events of Thursday.

Fans show support for Michelle amid ‘turbulent times’

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“Times really seem to be turbulent. Sending you love ❤️,” one fan commented.

“Hope you are well. Sending love,” another fan commented.

Someone wrote, “You’ll be fine! It will hurt, but one day it will be a distant memory. Stay strong, your life is just beginning! To promise.”

Other comments read, “Sending you love and strength ❤️” and “I love you queen, stay strong ❤️”.

One fan took a shot at Carney, tweeting: ‘Black Keys dude cheats on Michelle Branch then calls the cops when he gets slapped is a whole different level of bitch a**.’

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