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Melissa Etheridge defends Brad Pitt over abuse allegations

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Melissa Etheridge defends Brad Pitt over abuse allegations

Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has called the allegations of child abuse against Brad Pitt “completely unfounded” and “heartbreaking.”

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from the Hollywood actor last month (Sep16) after two years of marriage and her lawyer said she was ending the relationship for the "health of the family".

It later emerged Brad was under investigation Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the FBI over allegations of child abuse following a flight days before the divorce filing.

Now Brad's old pal Melissa, who sung at his wedding to first wife Jennifer Aniston, has spoken out about the “completely unfounded” and “heartbreaking" allegations to defend the actor while simultaneously slammed his estranged wife.

“It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it’s being done,” she said on Sirius XM radio show Andy Cohen Live on Monday (03Oct16).

“There’s a way to be. I’ve gone through family courts,” said Etheridge, who had a custody battle with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010. “I know it really well, and I know when there’s some forethought to just how mean (you can be) and just how you’re going to put disinformation out there first.”

Melissa, who hasn't seen Brad for over ten years, continued to blast Angelina, saying she was "not doing nice things" with actor Billy Bob Thornton, who later became the Tomb Raider star's husband, while he was engaged to marry actress Laura Dern.

“I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer and Brad…” she said. “I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob – I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty.”

This isn't the first time Melissa has criticised Angelina - she previously said the actress getting a double mastectomy wasn't a brave decision and was "the most fearful choice you can make."

- Cover Media