Mel B Furious As TV Host Reads Response From Abusive Ex
Content warning: this article discusses domestic abuse.
Gearing up for the major Spice Girls reunion tour, Mel B was surprised by a statement from her ex.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Melanie Brown was confronted by a statement from ex Stephen Belafonte.
"Mr Belafonte's told us that there is new litigation planned," Susanna Reid told Brown, "He will be answering the allegations against him in full, which he denies."
Off camera, Brown can be heard saying, "Oh God, I don't want to hear that", before challenging the panel on their reading the right of reply, saying Belafonte shouldn't be given a platform.
Promoting her upcoming autobiography Brutally Honest, Brown also discussed how her relationship with Belafonte drove her to attempt suicide in 2014.
At the time, Belafonte was threatening to release a "library of sex tapes", in an attempt to ruin her career and family.
"I probably am still healing and learning from that whole, entire experience," Brown said during her Good Morning Britain appearance.
"I had an unfortunate 10-year marriage, where I was in a very coercive, very abusive relationship, and it's something that we don’t usually talk about -- it's seen as being taboo," Brown said adding, "So, I wanted to address all these different situations that I've been in, due to living such a life for 10 years. And, I wanted to own it and take back my power."
She went on to describe Belafonte's treatment of her during their marriage as "domestic violence, mental abuse -- almost torture".
Recently, Brown also admitted that during her stint as a judge on The X Factor she was abusing drugs, "doing up to six lines of coke a day" throughout the show.
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