Mel B Granted Restraining Order Against Allegedly Abusive Estranged Husband
- Author: Kyle Peterson Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 1:03
Mel B's estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, and her sister, Danielle Brown, are speaking out in the wake of the former Spice Girl's detail-packed request for a domestic violence restraining order.
The nanny was 24 years old at the time, and Mel claims her then-husband would set Lorraine up as "her rival" and would "degrade" her by comparing her to the young blonde.
The former Spice Girl is now embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with her estranged husband.
She filed for a restraining order against her estranged spouse and although Stephen has asked for joint legal custody of Madison, Mel is asking for sole legal and physical custody. Belafonte also knew the makeup artist knew about the abuse, with Belafonte threatening him to keep quiet about the situation.
And now, lauding praise on the mum-of-three days after explosive court documents revealed the abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of her husband Belafonte, Si has come to her defence, saying: 'She's an incredible person.
As the Mirror reported, there are close to 20 alleged threesome partners included on Mel B's sex tapes, and that four have contacted lawyers with the hope of having the release stopped.
But now Gilles is embroiled in the couple's messy divorce, with claims that Belafonte had gotten Gilles pregnant in 2014. According to TMZ, Belafonte's home was searched on Friday by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after his own brother claimed he had a gun, but ATF agents left empty handed.
The filmmaker was ordered to stay away from Mel and Madison as well as her daughters from previous relationships.
Brown's horrific allegations against Belafonte are numerous and date back to the beginning of their marriage.
Nicole's testimony in court could be a great help to prove the validity of her claims against Belafonte who has strongly denied Mel's allegations.
In 2012, she said a jealous Belafonte punched her in the face and split her lip as she was about to tape a segment with R&B singer Usher for the TV show The X Factor, according to the court documents. Hence his desire for spousal support.
"I have lived the past decade in fear that [Belafonte] would release intimate videos of me that would embarrass me and damage my reputation and my career", Brown reportedly claimed in her divorce filing. I think she wants to tell her side of things though.