Mel B’s ex Stephen Belafonte accused of calling star a 'weird psycho' with a 'poisoned mind' in custody battle

MEL B’s ex-husband has been accused of calling the singer a “weird psycho” and alleging that she has a “poisoned mind”.  

Stephen Belafonte made the remarks over a child custody and co-parenting app he used to communicate with the Spice Girl, court documents claim.

Mel, 45, is fighting a bitter custody battle with her ex over nine-year-old Madison – in an attempt to get her daughter to live with her in the UK.

Court papers, filed last month, said of Belafonte: “He will often respond to Melanie’s message with a long-winded off-topic response attacking Melanie’s character and fitness as a parent.”

They claim that the record producer had sent her “countless inappropriate messages” ranging from calling Mel a “crazy, alcoholic, drug user” to “having a poisoned mind”.

He is also accused in the court documents of alleging that Mel beat her adult daughter – as well as branding the singer “despicable”, “a weird psycho” and “sick and obsessed”.

The singer’s lawyers have now asked a judge to punish Belafonte with “monetary sanctions” for his comments.


They also claim Belafonte has refused Mel’s requests for regular FaceTime calls with Madison.

Mel is battling to get Madison back to the UK, to be with her eldest child Phoenix, 21, from her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel, 13, whose dad is actor Eddie Murphy.

The Sun revealed on Saturday how Belafonte had received a gift of £154,000 from his and Mel’s former nanny Lorraine Gilles, which he used to buy a £1.1million Hollywood Hills home.

Scary Spice Mel is still living in her mum’s bungalow in Leeds, following her and 45-year-old Belafonte’s expensive divorce.

She has previously claimed, in court papers, that Gilles, 29, is now her ex-husband’s “mistress” and “girlfriend”.

Au pair Gilles had begun working for the former X Factor judge and Belafonte in 2009 when she was just an 18-year-old who had arrived in the US from Germany.


Mel alleged that Belafonte had got Gilles pregnant during an affair they were having behind her back and later paid for her to have an abortion.

Despite initially denying the affair, Gilles later admitted she had sex with him ten to 15 times.

She insisted the sex – as well as threesomes with Mel – were orchestrated by the singer and she had got pregnant during a one-night stand with another man.

Mel was forced to pay the former nanny £1.8million in an out of court settlement to a defamation lawsuit last year, after labelling her a “prostitute”.

A source close to Belafonte said last night that they didn’t recognise any of the alleged comments made to Mel via the child custody app.

At the weekend, we reported how the singer was said to be furious after it emerged that Gilles gave Belafonte cash towards the five-bedroom home.

A source told The Sun: “It is extremely galling for Mel to see this when she hasn’t got any money to buy a house of her own.

“Lorraine got a lot of money from her case against Mel – now it is revealed that Lorraine has given hundreds of thousands to Stephen to go towards a house. Mel is aghast at the cheek of it all."

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