To say Mel B’s divorce proceedings from her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte (no relation to Harry Belafonte), will end up being a complete shit show would be an understatement. The singer says that over the years, she was not only physically assaulted by Belafonte but also blackmailed into performing in threesomes with him.
According to TMZ, Mel B was granted a restraining order against Belafonte on Monday, and said that he would “beat me down to let me know he was in charge.” In court documents, Mel B cited a July 2012 incident that prevented her from appearing on a segment of The X Factor. And when she eventually did appear on the show, she had bruises on her arms.
Mel B stated that throughout her marriage, when she tried to leave Belafonte, he “threatened me with violence and threatened to destroy my life in every possible way ... destroy my career and take my kids away from me.”
And that’s where, according to Mel B, the threesomes came in.
Mel B said Belafonte forced her to “participate in sexual intercourse with him and random women,” acts he recorded, and then he would threaten to release the tapes.
Not only was Belafonte shitty to her, but he also got their nanny pregnant and wanted the three of them to live together Big Love style, Mel B charges. But he eventually forced the nanny to get an abortion and paid the nanny $300,000 of Mel B’s money “for alleged nanny services,” she says.
Sounds like a creep.