Michelle Branch Domestic Assault Case Dismissed by State Authorities in Tennessee

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

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

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

PEOPLE confirmed Thursday that authorities in Tennessee decided to drop the charge on Wednesday, following the “Everywhere” singer’s arrest on Aug. 11.

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

Hours earlier, the singer-songwriter had Tweeted and then deleted a note which claimed the Black Keys drummer had cheated on her while she was home with their 6-month-old baby.

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Branch was later released on a $1,000 bond and on Aug. 11 she announced that she and Carney were separating. She filed for divorce the following day.

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

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Michelle Branch

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Upon announcing her separation from Carney, 42, after three years of marriage, Branch told PEOPLE in a statement, “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,” she added. “With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

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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 capable of resuming their marital relationship and living together as husband and wife.”

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

The documents list the couple’s date of separation as Aug. 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 bass player 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 currently touring in support of their 11th album, Dropout Boogiewhich was released in May.

branch announced last month on Twitter that her new album The Trouble with Fever is scheduled to drop Sept. 16.

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