Despite the finalization of their divorce, the drama continues for ex-spouses Mel B and Stephen Belafonte, with the “America’s Got Talent” judge asking an actual judge to block Belafonte’s visitation rights with Angel Murphy Brown, her 10-year-old daughter with Eddie Murphy.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the former Spice Girl, 42, alleges that Belafonte, also 42, traumatized her children by forcing them to watch gruesome videos of actual beheadings.
“When I was not present, Stephen thought it was educational or funny (I still do not know) to play videos of ISIS beheading individuals for Phoenix, Angel and even Madison,” she says in the court docs, referring to her daughters (Phoenix is her 19-year-old daughter with Jimmy Gulzar, while she shares Madison, 6, with Belafonte).
“This was entirely inappropriate for such young girls, who do not understand what is happening in the videos,” she continues. “Angel has repeatedly told me about these videos and that she was scared and frightened that Stephen would expose her to such gruesome images.”
According to TMZ, Belafonte filed court documents in response to those filed by his ex-wife, in which he makes a few shocking allegations of his own.
As TMZ reports, Belafonte claims that Mel’s drinking and drug use has spiralled out of control, and refers to a 2014 incident in which she claimed he smashed her head into a door. In Belafonte’s version of events, she suffered a drug overdose and was bruised from the IV and EKG machine during her hospitalization, falsely claiming her injuries were caused by his abuse.
Furthermore, Belafonte claims “she is so addicted to drugs and alcohol she walks into walls because she’s drunk in the middle of the day,” alleging that “she is so wasted sometimes she will pull down her pants and try to urinate on the couch in front of the kids.”
In the legal docs, which TMZ has obtained, Belafonte says she was lying when she alleged that he forced her into threesomes, stating that he has videos in she initiates the sexual activity, even looking into the camera and saying, “That’s hot!” and “I like it.”
Furthermore, Belfonte says the ISIS beheading video claim is also a lie, adding that he’s sent text messages to her therapist begging him to stop medicating her, “warning him she could become another Michael Jackson.”
As The Blast reports, the judge has yet to rule on Mel’s attempt to block Belafonte’s visitation; a hearing has been set for later this month.
The couple was married in June 2007 and were granted a divorce in December 2017 following an exceptionally ugly breakup, with the singer accusing her husband of an ongoing pattern of physical and mental abuse, at one point even slapping him with a temporary restraining order.
Belafonte fired back by alleging that Mel’s “drinking and drug abuse had been a major issue throughout our marriage.”