Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Divorce And Abuse Allegations: Celebrities Take Sides As Melissa Etheridge Defends Brad

Ven Lanyon

The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce saga is hitting a lot of people hard. Celebrities feel the upheaval as much as fans as their world changes to accommodate the total split between Brad and Angelina.

Stars who have been friends with the couple since Angelina and Brad were young are having to make a choice now, and some of them are not happy with the situation.

UPI Entertainment News reports that one heavyweight star, Melissa Etheridge, has made up her mind about whose side she's on in this split-up.

Etheridge is furious with Angelina for making what she calls "unfounded" allegations of child abuse against Brad, and the 55-year-old singer isn't letting Jolie away with the shade about Brad abusing his young children badly.

"It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage, your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it being done, because there's a way to be."
"I've gone through family courts. I've been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there's some forethought to just how mean and just how you're going to put disinformation out there first."

Melissa was there, and makes no bones about how Angelina wasn't "nice" to Billy Bob and Laura. Etheridge was also around when Jolie got between Brad and Jennifer Aniston.

"I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob to Laura Dern… I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer [Aniston] and Brad…

"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."

When Angelina accused Brad of child abuse, that was the final straw for Etheridge and for many of Brad's celebrity friends.

"Nobody does that. You don't do that."

"I really hope he reaches back out because there are a lot of us who haven't seen him in ten years."