Mel B has been in the center of quite a huge controversy. The star was actually accused of drug and alcohol addiction. The accusations were made by no one else than her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, in a legal declaration.
The declaration was included in a court filing and was obtained by The Daily Mail. Stephen claimed that because of her addictions, his marriage with Mel B was impacted and the Spice Girls singer was not able to care for her three children. The declaration also said that the star has a “habitual and consistent” addiction to drugs and alcohol. The declaration is said to also include a series of text messages between their marriage therapist, Mel B and Stephen.
It also said that Stephen feared for the safety of the children. “The biggest reason for my concern with respect to the safety of the children was due to the Petitioner’s habitual and consistent addiction to and abuse of cocaine and alcohol,” he said.
“To make matters worse, my fear for the children’s safety was amplified due to the fact that Petitioner had fired the children’s nanny, who had been in the children’s lives sine 2010 and I did not want Petitioner using drugs and drinking around the children especially without anyone else present to care for the children,” Stephen’s declaration added. After firing the nanny, Mel B accused her of sleeping with her husband and being pregnant with his baby.
Apparently, all these were revealed because a judge rejected Mel B’s request to seal the documents in court. Well, not only the court documents accused Mel B of drug and alcohol abuse. In fact, a source talking to The Daily Mail said the same thing. The insider claimed that the addiction was the reason why Mel B and Stephen Belafonte ended their marriage. Furthermore, the insider claimed that Stephen was shocked when his estranged wife accused him of domestic abuse.
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte separated in March 2017. Following the split, they launched a series of accusations against each other.