Michelle Branch domestic assault case dismissed by state authorities in Tennessee

Michelle Branch is no longer facing a domestic assault charge against her husband Patrick Carney.

PEOPLE confirmed that authorities in Tennessee decided to drop the charges Wednesday, following the Aug. 11 arrest of the “Everywhere” singer.

The next day, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE that Branch, 39, had been taken into custody and booked for domestic assault after he slapped Carney at the couple’s Nashville home.

Hours earlier, the singer-songwriter had tweeted and then deleted a note claiming the Black Keys drummer had cheated on her while at home with their 6-month-old baby.

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Branch was later released on a $1,000 bond, and on August 11, she announced that she and Carney were divorcing. The next day she filed for divorce.

A representative for Carney and an attorney for Branch did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment on the dismissal of the charge.

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Monica Schipper/Getty Images Patrick Carney and Michelle Branch

When she announced her split from Carney, 42, after three years of marriage, Branch told PEOPLE in a statement: “To say I am absolutely devastated does not even begin to describe 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,” he added. “With such young children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

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Michelle Branch arrives at the after party at the Universal Music Group Grammy Awards

Michelle Branch arrives at the after party at the Universal Music Group Grammy Awards

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In her divorce filing, Branch cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The documents state that “the parties are no longer able to resume their marital relationship and live together as husband and wife.”

The singer also asked to be named the primary parent of the couple’s son Rhys, 4 this month, and daughter Willie, 6 months, and asked Carney to receive “reasonable parenting time benefits” while paying child support .

The documents list the couple’s separation date as August 11, the same day Branch announced their split.

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The musicians tied the knot at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in April 2019 in front of friends and family, including their son Rhys and Branch’s 17-year-old daughter Owen from her first marriage to bassist Teddy Landau, which ended in 2014. after 10 years.

Carney was previously married to Denise Grollmus from 2007 to 2009 and Emily Ward from 2012 to 2016.

The Black Keys are touring in support of their 11th album. Dropout Boogiewhich was released in May.

Branch announced last month on Twitter that her new album The problem with the fever is scheduled to be released on September 16.

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