Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Mel B Accuses Stephen Belafonte of Sexual Exploitation


Last week former Spice Girl Mel B filed for divorce from her husband of nearly ten year Stephen Belafonte [click here if you missed that].

Now Mel is accusing Stef of shocking sexual abuse...


From TMZ
Mel B claims estranged husband Stephen Belafonte was a monster, brutally beating her, extorting her into doing 3-ways with other women and threatening to release sex tapes ... and now she says she and her children fear for their lives.
Mel B's lawyers got a restraining order Monday, forcing Belafonte to stay away from Mel and her 3 kids and ordering him to leave the family home.
In her declaration, Mel B tells a horrific story of abuse. Here are some of her allegations:
-- November 2007, the night of her "Dancing with the Stars" finale, as she was getting ready at home, she says Stephen placed both of his hands around her neck, began choking her and slammed her down onto the hardwood floors. She says this was the pattern ... when she achieved any measure of success, he would "beat me down to let me know he was in charge."
-- July 2012, while she was taping 'X Factor,' she was going to tape a segment with Usher, and Belafonte flew into a jealous rage, punched her with a closed fist in the face, splitting her lip. When she asked how she was supposed to work with the injury, he said she should have thought of that before deciding to "flirt with and f*** Usher."
-- August 2012, the day after performing at the closing ceremonies for the London Olympics, he punched her with a closed fist and pushed her down on the carpet. Her skin was burned from being pushed against the carpet and her face "actually scabbed over the rug burns." He then forced her to tweet out she injured herself by running on 7" Christian Louboutin heels.
-- Mel B claims Stephen got their nanny pregnant. She says he told her he wanted to have the baby and "all three of us live together." She says Stephen ultimately demanded the nanny get an abortion. She also says Stephen paid the nanny in excess of $300,000 of Mel B's money "for alleged nanny services."
-- She also says in 2014, she was overcome with "emotional and physical exhaustion" and 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!'"
-- She says Stephen has sex tapes of her and repeatedly threatened to release them to ruin her career.
-- And, she says, he forced her to "participate in sexual intercourse with him and random women" and he would often secretly record the encounters. She says when she tried to resist the 3-ways, he'd threaten to release the sex tapes.
-- Mel B says she tried to leave him many times, but he "threatened me with violence and threatened to destroy my life in every possible way ... destroy my career and take my kids from me."
-- Mel B says Stephen has a gun at home ... a violation of law since he's prohibited from carrying firearms as part of a domestic violence conviction involving another woman. She says the gun is either a .38 or .357 magnum.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

But this is the same dude that just took your youngest out to brunch for her birthday the other day? GTFOH!!

Anonymous said...

She put up with this for years, right? FOH

Anonymous said...

YOU IN DANGER GIRL.... *WHOOPI VOICE*

Laa soul said...

@8:45am. That's what o say. And as for your husband extorting you to do 3vways, please mis me with that because everyone knows you like the ladies too. As for the abuse claims I believe that.

Anonymous said...

Why is she doing this? Does she really want to risk her AGT gig over this? Just pay the man and move on. Being freaky in a marriage is your business but allegedly you were BOTH into depraved sh*t that is BEYOND freaky (according to several strippers and escorts) so this accusation is meritless.

Anonymous said...

Chile please; I thought it was common knowledge that she hit the roof and filled for divorce AFTER she found out he was seeing one of their favorite escorts on the side? This is beyond petty and terrible for their kids.

Laa soul said...

^^what I say and please miss me

Anonymous said...

some of you people don't understand how abuse works. some of you are lucky enough to never have been in the situation where a man abuses you sexually, physically, and emotionally. you make it seem like it's so easy to walk away from, when it's not. just because she stayed for years doesn't automatically mean he never did anything to her. usually abuse happens over time and when the abuser gains that control over you, he can coerce you into doing anything he wants. you all need to educate yourselves on abuse and how abusers work so you can stop judging those who are or have been abused.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree 9:54, thank you.

Anonymous said...

^ And ultimately you do what you should have done in the first place - get yourself out of that mess.

Chrissy Snow said...

I guess the problem I have with her story is why is this coming out in the media? And if this man is so horribly abusive, why is Mel allowing him to spend time alone with his STEP daughter.

Mel B. is so angry right now that she doesn't understand these stories make her look just as bad. Because if they are true, we now know she allowed this animal around her children for YEARS and the only reason she's reacting now is because he got sloppy with his cheating.
I feel for any woman who has really suffered through an abusive relationship but I detest a woman who tries to pull on the public heart strings just out of spite. I'm not saying he's innocent but I find it odd that she went to TMZ with this story and don't give me that "leaked" excuse. Mel put this out there on purpose.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:23am; I think the general public is savvy enough to see through the BS. At the end of the day he's a cheater and a fake Belafonte, but she knew this when she married him. He seems like a decent father and she just doesn't want to have to pay him support. Too bad, so sad, next time don't marry a known hustler/liar/cheater.

Anonymous said...

What she forgot is this man is old-school hustler. Watch all the charges go away in a few weeks. Does she really think he hasn't been collecting info to take to NBC and the media when he's good and ready?

Anonymous said...

9:54 that's because they are disgusting ignorant women hating fools that should be put out of their misery

Anonymous said...

11:06 ~ If we on the thread truly believed this woman was a victim of intimate partner violence, then we'd side with her. But you're asking everyone to suspend belief, common sense, logic, and the context clues of the story (re: her semi-smiling in the TMZ photo as well as their alleged personal history) to believe this woman's "story?"

This is why the country is where it is today. People making decisions based on "feelings" rather than facts.

Anonymous said...

These comments are why so many women don't come forward - people just don't understand and condemn the victim.

Anonymous said...

Where are all the people from yesterday's post who claimed that Eddie Murphy was a terrible father and that this guy was so great? lol One comment even called Eddie Murphy a "weirdo" despite the fact that he has a relationship with all of his other 50-11 children. Hmmmm.

Mel B is messy and has been known to not tell the full truth. She spins the media in her favor to make the men in her life look crazy. I'm not saying she's lying but I highly doubt all of this occurred or is accurate. Also, if he's so dangerous, why is he with your kids alone for their birthday brunch? I'm so confused Mel lol

Anonymous said...

Comments are on point from 9:54 down. I totally believe these allegations. Especially the areas of jealousy of her success and working w Usher.

Anyone with eyes can see this jerk is an abusive, insecure, con-artist, loser whose sole mission has been to benefit from her celebrity, money, and connections. She was so desperate to clean up her image while Eddie Murphy denied the baby, she jumped into a marriage with someone she didn't know all of. So none this surprises me.

What I don't believe are the forced three ways. That's an attempt to clean up her image when participants begin flooding the tabloids about their trysts.

She is releasing this info to sway the judge from any support orders...but that doesn't make it any less true.


Anonymous said...

11:35 - I'd say playing the dutiful father with every child BUT Mel's as well as dating/marrying two of the biggest alleged "Pegging Queens" in LA as well as the mysterious and violent death of Atison Seiuli make Eddie a contender for "weirdo" no less than any other Hollywood weirdo. No judgement, he's just an odd guy.

Anonymous said...

We don't believe you Mel. Get all her money Stephen

Anonymous said...

@12:23

Let me guess: you're a short, broke nigga with a little dick that hate women because none of them wanted your ass.

Anonymous said...

12:39 ~ I'm not 12:23 but if you're resorting to insults you must not believe her story either. If the truth is the truth it stands by itself. I think in time we'll find out this story in not true, and I say this a Spice Girls/Mel B fan from the late 90s.

Anonymous said...

@11:37 - Agreed and cosign 100%.

Anonymous said...

Haven't kept up with her much though I enjoyed her interview with the Purple One and thought he had a thing for her but P. probably thought she was messy and didn't pursue. Anyway, if those abuse and beating allegations are true I hope this monster is out of her life, besides I have never liked how he looks like that of a straight up hustler/womanizer.

Anonymous said...

I have zero sympathy for her. He looked off and shady from the get go. But she was so busy trying to bounce back from her Eddie Murphy debacle that she picked the 1st man should find and flaunt this relationship her body her money and her sex life in everybody face. Didn't on her anniversary she just praise this man and their relationship? Now she being chronically abused? Foh

Anonymous said...

I need to stay off of here. I can tell many commenters from dysfunctional or ghetto environments. You all are always blaming the black women but never the black men. This is why so many women hide their domestic violence experiences because we live in such a sexist, victim blaming society. I bet some of you would even blame those 34 missing black and Latin girls for being "fast".

No one in the black community takes up for black women--not even other black women. We always take up for these crusty ass dusty men and they continue to go out and cheat and beat. This is the same dysfunctional ass behavior in the Tiny and TI posts.

Whether Mel is lying or not, NONE OF YOU ALL WERE THERE!!!

Anonymous said...

^@ 2:51 So if people don't believe her then that means that they grew up in the ghetto ?

Well sorry to disappoint you but you're wrong.

I believe some of what Mel B is alleging
BUT my issue is she had the option to leave.
SHE was the breadwinner !

I have been in a relationship that was sexually, mentally, emotionally, AND physically abusive.

I stayed because I Loved him and hoped that things would get better.

Once it became painfully obvious after 3 years that things were NOT going to get better...
I bounced...my income was WAY Less than her's

SO this is why I can say from experience that if a Woman CHOOSES to stay...
Then she LIKES the abuse.

Mel B is the type of woman who likes Drama.
When the Drama became "too much" for her...
NOW she wants to call it Abuse.

Some women LOVE Drama filled violent relationships and feel that they are Exciting but they just won't admit it #FACT.

None of us were there so we are all speculating and stating our opionions.

I'm giving my opinion based on my experience from being in a similar abusive relationship.

@ 1:10 I agree, P either passed OR hit it & quit it. Based on that interview the sparks were flying.

Anonymous said...

This all sounds believable. All of it.
I feel for her and her children.
I also feel for him. They are both equally sick. They just show it in different ways.

Anonymous said...

Thank for sharing, 3:30. You're right in that people need to look at the bigger picture in this situation. There are parts of the story that sound true, and others that are flat out unbelievable. We'll probably never know the real truth, and asking questions and being pragmatic doesn't mean anyone is "riding" for that fake Belafonte or the woman who married him.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, 3:30. You're right in that people need to look at the bigger picture in this situation. There are parts of the story that sound true, and others that are flat out unbelievable. We'll probably never know the real truth, and asking questions and being pragmatic doesn't mean anyone is "riding" for that fake Belafonte or the woman who married him.

Anonymous said...

12:39 PM Let me guess... Wic has not been approved and weave is dried out. Anyway If this were all true why would she or Eddie allow an "abuser" around any children? All of this sounds coldly strategic. If Mel is in fact endangering the welfare of a child she should be thrown in jail with bootleg Belafonte. Angelina tried this strategy with Brad Pitt and failed miserably.

Anonymous said...

Her husband has always looked kinda "OFF" to me... So I'm not surprised at all

Anonymous said...

^ Yes, like a DL pretender out to get her $$ and who took her for a sociopathic 10 yr ride...but i could be wrong...

Your Highness said...

OMG Mel I am so glad you're getting away thats awful. I remember she had a black eye on X Factor one time and no one knew why...

Anonymous said...

Mel B:“#tenyearsmarried #fightfortheineyoulove #theysaiditwouldntlast #bitcheswishtheyhadthis #nowtalkaboutme.”

prissa o said...

I really wish people would stop buying into this "victim blaming/shaming, woman hating" mentality. Just because a person can look at a situation objectively and call it like it is does not mean they hate women or are blaming the victim.

We, as women and people in general, need to understand that we can only control ourselves and when a person shows you who they are - you should believe them. I guess on some level, being the type of woman who gives their man chance after chance can be looked at as being loyal or "ride or die", but that is foolishness and a fallacy. What often ends up happening is that we waste years of our lives "hanging in there" hoping / praying he will change and believing the lies and false promises. Ladies, it's not worth it and we need to learn to love ourselves MORE and love our children MORE than to stay with a cheating, lying, abusive man.

And I do speak from experience. When I was 16 yrs old, my boyfriend broke my jaw. I had left home to be with him and I could not go back. When I told my step-mother what happened she said "that's what I get" but because I was a minor my parents had to sign for my surgery... but I still couldn't go back home. It took me a year to get in a position to leave, but that experience taught me to NEVER allow a man to take advantage of me or abuse me -EVER AGAIN. That one time I learned. We need more of our women to say NO after that first instance or abuse and not expose our children to that kind of dysfunction.

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