Mel B has claimed Stephen Belafonte got their nanny pregnant – and then demanded she get an abortion.
It’s one of a number of disturbing allegations the Spice Girl made on Monday, which led to a judge granting a restraining order against her ex as part of their bitter divorce.
Mel’s suicide attempt in December 2014 came in the midst of filming for the X Factor finals, and seven months after Belafonte allegedly got their nanny Lorraine Gilles pregnant.
In the court documents, she alleges: “I later discovered that respondent was having sex with Lorraine and was paying her inordinate amounts of money.”
Mel alleges he “told me he wanted to have the baby and all three of us live together. I was shocked and in disbelief.”
Mel goes on to claim he allegedly paid $300,000 (£241,000) of her money “for alleged nanny services”, to undergo an abortion.
Belafonte vehemently denied the allegations, saying “someone’s set me up to look like a bad guy”.
Mel also claimed Stephen pushed her to the floor and choked her on the night of her Dancing With The Stars finale in November 2007, and that he split her lip by punching her while she was filming a segment with Usher for The X Factor in 2012.
She states that she was pressured into these encounters after Stephen revealed he’d made recordings of their “sex life” and other “private moments”, which he used as leverage to gain her consen.
Addressing her husband’s alleged demands for multiple group sex sessions, she claims: “Respondent often times demanded that I participate in sexual intercourse with him and random women that he brought back to our hotel rooms.”
Adding another shocking layer to the allegations Mel said that he would “threaten” her with the release of their sex tapes to secure her participation in the threesomes – some of which she asserts he filmed “surreptitiously”.
A Los Angeles court decreed Belafonte, 41, to immediately leave the marital home in the city and have no contact with the star or her children.