— Mel B, Stephen Belafonte Settle Major Divorce Issues
— Mel B and Stephen Belafonte ‘reach partial divorce settlement’
— Mel B and Stephen Belafonte reach settlement
Mel B ‘withdraws domestic violence restraining order’ against Stephen Belafonte
Mel B and her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte reach settlement in their nasty domestic violence trial
Mel B has withdrawn her domestic violence restraining order against Stephen Belafonte after they settled a portion of their divorce agreement.
The two are thought to have reached an agreement during the proceedings and it is thought that the decision means Belafonte will now be able to see their six-year-old daughter Madison.
The court hearing between the two was scheduled to begin on November 6 after Mel claimed that her estranged husband was abusive to her and enjoyed an affair with their nanny Lorraine Gilles
It is set to include 56 videos of the former Spice Girl as evidence, claiming to show her snorting cocaine and engaging in ‘sexual activity’; court papers also claimed that the America’s Got Talent judge had suffered from drug and alcohol abuse, which Belaftone has claimed was what destroyed their 10-year marriage.
Mel’s lawyers however stated some of the sex acts shown in the videos are ‘non-consensual’, and they claimed she was drugged throughout her marriage of 10 years and didn’t consent to either them being filmed or having sex.
Gilles, who was the children’s nanny, has claimed she and Mel had a seven-year sexual relationship together, which included threesomes with Belafonte.
She’s suing Mel for libel and breach of privacy after she was named in the pair’s divorce which has comprised of abuse allegations, restraining orders and alleged forced payments.
Gilles also claimed Mel ‘would often serve as the cameraman and record the sexual encounter’. There is yet to be a resolution on the case with Gilles.