Spice Girl Mel B claims her estranged husband punched, choked, berated and sexually exploited her — and got their nanny pregnant.
The former girl band member, whose real name is Melanie Brown, detailed the alleged abuse in a bombshell court filing that won her a temporary restraining order Monday against Stephen Belafonte.
She said Belafonte’s brutal attacks often coincided with her career success, such as her finale on “Dancing with the Stars” and her judging work on the UK and Australian versions of “X Factor.”
Brown, 41, said it was shortly after she placed runner-up on the fifth season of “DWTS” in November 2007 that Belafonte — her husband of only five months at that point — pounced on her minutes before a live television interview.
N.B it is appalling how women stay in relationships like this for so long. what were they thinking, an abuser will miraculously change without professional help, and most times abuser don’t even know they are abusing and torturing their partners #SayNoToEmotionalViolence #SayNoToDomesticViolence