2 September 2017
Remember the America’s Got Talent judge who threw water on fellow judge, Simon Cowell, for comments he made about her wedding reception?
Yea, Mel B… new development in her other big mess is that her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, has revealed her cocaine and alcohol addiction created issues in their marriage which is why they are pushing for official divorce now.
Mel B’s estranged husband claimed the singer battled a cocaine and alcohol addiction during her marriage which was a “major issue” and impacted her ability to care for her children.
In the latest round of their divorce battle, Belafonte has accused the former Spice Girl of being a “habitual and consistent” user of the drug and said her “addiction” was witnessed by their nanny and marriage therapist.
It is the latest accusation to arise from the couples’ bitter and public divorce proceedings.
The Leeds-born singer, real name Melanie Brown, previously alleged that Belafonte tormented her with years of physical and mental abuse.
Then it was alleged the 42-year-old mother-of-three led an “extravagant” lifestyle and had “wiped out” her 50 million dollar (£39 million) fortune.
This week Belafonte, also 42, made the fresh allegations in a declaration filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
He wrote: “(Her) drinking and drug abuse had been a major issue throughout our marriage, and was witnessed by the nanny and her own therapist.
“Simply put, this was a constant problem and issue in our marriage.”
The court has been presented with images of Brown with facial injuries which she claim were inflicted by Belafonte, but his lawyers have dismissed her allegations as “nothing more than a smear campaign.”
Brown married the film producer in Las Vegas in June 2007 and filed for divorce on March 20, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
The pair are scheduled for a voluntary settlement conference on September 15.