Mel B, former scary spice of the British pop group Spice Girls has been living through her own scary ordeal. According to an article in TMZ , Mel B’s husband, Stephen Belafonte, has been physically abusive and has sexually exploited her throughout their marriage. Mel B and her lawyers filed a restraining order against her husband which was granted. He now must stay away from her and her three girls. She and her husband have a five year old daughter together
In March Mel B filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. According to court documents, Mel b states Stephen forced her into engaging in 3-ways with other women and threatening to release sex tapes. Allegedly the new document shows Mel b has lied about several bruises she sustained at the hands of her husband.
In her declaration obtained by TMZ here are a few of her allegations:
- “He was in a rage and I had no idea why…He placed both of his hands around my neck and began choking me. He then slammed me down onto the hardwood floor.”
- Mel B also claims her estranged husband punched her with a closed fist in July 2012 after she and Usher taped a promotional segment in the Australian version of X Factor.
- She alleges Belafonte accused her of provoking his rage by flirting with Usher and threatened to release sex tapes if she reported him.
- “He told me that no one would believe me because everyone thinks I’m crazy. He called me a ‘f—ing monkey,’ told me I was dumb and said that I was a ‘derelict,'”
- In 2014, she was overcome with “emotional and physical exhaustion” took an entire bottle of Aspirin. She tried calling 999 and he blocked her, throwing her in the bedroom, locking the door and “telling me to ‘die, bitch!'”
- Mel B also claims Stephen got their nanny pregnant. She says he told her he wanted to have the baby and “all three of us live together.” Stephen then wanted the nanny to get an abortion. She also says Stephen paid the nanny in excess of $300,000 of her personal money.
There was a bruised eye, which she claimed was an infection. Which left her wearing sunglasses during season ten of America’s Got Talent.
There was the 2014 X Factor finale where she wore a sleeves gown, revealing numerous bruise on her arms.
There was a bruised chin, which, at the time, she said happened when she fell while wearing heels.
In 2003 Stephen admitted to a domestic charge linked to drunken attack on his partner Nicole Contreras. In 2010 he was involved in brawl with three men in a London hotel. One man went to hospital. Mel B said he was defending her and no one was charged according to the Daily Mail
Sending hugs and courage to Mel B and her girls.
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