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Scary Stuff: Mel B Husband Charged With Abuse

by | 10th, August 2007


So says the Mirror’s front-page headline. And readers are drawn into the story of the woman who for fear of reprisals goes under an assumed name.

This Mel B is a singer of popular music songs who has not been so popular since she split from Posh, Mel C, Baby and Ginger. All women are believed to be in hiding and their true names known to the authorities.

Says the Mirror: “Mel B’s new husband Stephen Belafonte battered an ex-lover during a drink-fuelled frenzy that court papers described as ‘malicious and unlawful’.

Film producer Belafonte admitted lashing out at Nicole Contreras, the mum of his young daughter, at her Beverly Hills home.”

The name Belafonte invokes gentler scenes than those of domestic abuse, although Harry Belafonte did record the album Swing The Hammer and sing of working in the day and drinking rum all night. Says Stephen Belafonte, not believed to be related to the singer: “This happened crazily, one drunk, retarded night.”

The Mirror’s report goes on: “Nicole was left with visible injuries – and Belafonte was so overcome with rage he was accused of spitting in her mobile phone.”

Odd, indeed. And there is more. “Three years before his arrest for attacking Nicole, Belafonte had a brush with the law after he was accused of assaulting two men.

“According to the initial charges, he threw a missile at their car on the highway. The charge was reduced after he agreed to plead guilty to vandalism and pay for the damage to the car. He was sentenced to community service at a children’s home.”

Mel B and Belafonte are now married. As the Express reports, they tied the knot at The Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

This is Mel B’s second marriage, having been briefly tethered to dancer Jimmy Gulzar, with whom she has a daughter. She has also endured a relationship with Eddie Murphy, a Hollywood player, whom DNA tests confirmed fathered Mel B’s latest child.

It’s a confusing picture. And we wish Mel B luck. Domestic abuse is a serious issue. But a friend says Mel has entered into her new marriage “with her eyes wide open”. And the aforesaid Nicole says: “The past is the past. He’s a changed person now.”

Belafonte is a TV worker, working as executive producer on “I Pity the Fool” (2006) TV Series and The Mutant Chronicles.

Mel B also goes by the name Scary…

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