Just two weeks after filing for divorce from Stephen Belafonte, Mel B has gotten a restraining order against her ex, alleging he physically beat her for years…and revealing she now legitimately fears for her life. Read her shocking claims of abuse, scary threats and more here.
This is absolutely terrifying. Mel B has made horrific claims against her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, alleging he physically abused her, berated her, forced her into sex and cheated on her throughout their ten year marriage. Now that they’ve split, she’s absolutely terrified of him, and has even obtained a restraining order to keep him away from her and her three kids, according to TMZ.
Mel B’s legal docs detail absolutely horrifying circumstances of alleged abuse. In one Nov. 2007 instance, just five months after their wedding, she claims he “placed both of his hands around her neck, began choking her and slammed her down onto the hardwood floor.” Summer 2012 allegedly brought on multiple instances of abuse — Mel claims Stephen split her lip open upon finding out she’d be working with Usher on The X-Factor in July, then allegedly punched her and slammed her face into the carpet in August and forced her to lie about where she obtained the injuries. In 2014, she says she took almost an entire bottle of Aspirin, but when she tried calling to get help, Stephen allegedly “blocked her, throwing her in the bedroom, locking the door and ‘telling [her] to die, bitch.’
It was more than just this, though. Stephen also allegedly got the couple’s nanny pregnant, then demanded she get an abortion and used Mel’s money to pay her off. He also allegedly “forced [Mel] to participate in sexual intercourse with him and random women,” and made scary threats to release sex tapes of her if she refused (just last week, Stephen alluded that he and Mel had been involved in three-ways with this shocking Instagram pic). Aside from the restraining order, Stephen was also forced to leave the pair’s Hollywood Hills home on April 3, and adamantly denied the claims to TMZ’s reporters.
Back in 2014, fans questioned that something might be going on in Mel and Stephen’s marriage when she was mysteriously hospitalized for stomach pains, then appeared to be covered in bruises on the X-Factor finale. At the time, Stephen took to Twitter to call allegations that he hit his wife “disgusting.”
In her divorce papers, Mel listed her and Stephen’s date of separation as Dec. 28, although she posted a loving photo with him to Instagram in February.”We have been through everything that would normally tear couples apart and we have come out on the other side stronger,” she wrote. “You loved me before I even knew how to really love myself. You are my world honey and let’s not forget you a rea bit of a d***head too.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Mel B.’s shocking claims against Stephen?