The controversial saga of Mel B’s expensive divorce continues. This is an unpleasant ride with stories of a blackmail sex tape, physical abuse, and financial exploitation.
Once again, Stephen Belafonte claims that he never abused Mel. But he now argues that he can account for her history of injuries.
Because he claims that she’s a drug addict who injured herself.
This ugly divorce is getting even uglier, folks.
TMZ reports that Belafonte accuses Mel B of being a drug addict and an alcoholic.
And he’s reportedly claiming that these alleged substance abuse issues are the real culprits behind her history of troubling injuries.
He claims that she would walk into doors and overdose, resulting in bruising and hospital visits.
He says that she would try to cover for it by claiming domestic violence.
Finally, at the same time as he’s making these arguments, he’s lobbying for visitation with his stepdaughter.
Several years ago, fans noticed bruising on Mel B’s body when she appeared on television.
Given the locations of the bruises, many fans recognized them as what they’d expect from a victim of domestic violence. They voiced their concerns.
Mel B replied that Belafonte would never hit her.
That’s what anyone would say if they’re not be abused. Of course, it’s also exactly what you’d expect to hear from someone who’s being abused by their partner but trying to make it work.
Now, however, the couple is embroiled in an ugly divorce, and Mel B had admitted that she was a victim of his alleged physical abuse for years.
She also says that he used his influence over her to force her to do a number of things, such as recording a threesome sex tape and making financial investments as he saw fit, whittling away at her fortune.
Belafonte has filed legal papers in an attempt to …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip