Is Mel B a Victim of Domestic Violence?

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
Is Mel B a Victim of Domestic Violence?
Melanie Brown in Toronto

After seven years of marriage, former Spice Girls member, Mel B, has allegedly walked out on her husband, Stephen Belafonte. As earlier reported by The Sun, the UK X Factor judge packed up her belongings after she appeared on the talent show last Sunday. To TV viewers, it was apparent that the 39-year-old singer had some scratches and bruises on her face. Additionally, the Scary Spice was not wearing her wedding ring on her finger.

The singer missed attending the Saturday night show since she paid a visit to the hospital, to which reports are saying were caused by her husband. On her return to the show, Mel B informed the audience that she really missed being on stage. She also took time to thank all the doctors and nurses that took good care of her to make sure she was back on her feet for work the next day.

When the singer was asked on why she was at the hospital, Mel B refused to leave a comment. Her husband, on the other hand, took to Twitter to respond to the reports and prove his innocence.

According to Belafonte @Stephenthinks1:

Another tweet read:

The damage control on the part of Belafonte, unfortunately, came after Mel B admitted to getting involved on a fight with her husband just three hours prior to the tweet. The singer spoke with Grazia magazine and admitted that the two fight about stupid stuff.

Another source told The Sun that Belafonte failed to show any concern about his wife’s health.

“Mel hasn’t spoken to Stephen once since her admission to hospital last week and as it stands she doesn’t want to see him. He didn’t come to the hospital at all,” a source revealed to The Sun.

The singer’s sister, 26-year-old Danielle Brown, also used Twitter to voice out her side of the story. According to Brown, she has recorded Belafonte’s previous calls, including his 3:30 a.m. abusive call. She also asked that her estranged brother-in-law to stop telling evil lies and tell their mom on where Mel B currently is.

Mel B had a falling out with her sister and their mom, Andrea, over their concern of Mel B’s relationship with Belafonte. Especially since just after Mel B married Belafonte in 2007, the latter was charged with assaulting Nicole Contreras, his former girlfriend. After pleading “no contest” to the charges pressed against him, Belafonte participated in a domestic violence batterers’ program.

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