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16 Things We Know About the Mel B and Stephen Belafonte Abuse Claims

Mel B was introduced to the world as Scary Spice from the Spice Girls, but since then she has made rounds on reality television. She is currently a coach on America’s Got Talent, but before that, she had a show called Mel B: It’s a Scary World.

Her show lasted one season and followed the singer and her family with husband, Stephen Belafonte. There, we saw them do charity together, pursue their own career goals, and be in love. But it turns out their relationship wasn’t exactly what it seemed.

Mel B claims Belafonte was very abusive throughout their relationship. She has filed for divorce and a restraining order. So what exactly is she saying went down? Here are 16 things we know about the Mel B and Stephen Belafonte abuse claims.

1. Mel B has gotten a restraining order against Belafonte

Stephen Belafonte looks seriously at the camera as Mel B smiles.

Stephen Belafonte looks seriously at the camera as Mel B smiles. Mel B and Stephen Belafonte attend Sprint Sound Sessions at Webster Hall | Craig Barritt/Getty Images

The allegation claims were made public when the singer got a restraining order against her estranged husband after 10 years of marriage. According to TMZ, she claimed he choked, beat, and threw her to the ground on multiple occasions. This isn’t the first time he has been accused of domestic violence. This order will keep him away from her and her three children.

Belafonte was convicted in 2003 of domestic violence against his ex, Nicole Contreras, and has recently been investigated by the police for possibly violating terms of that conviction. He didn’t contest the charge and said, “This happened crazily, one drunk, retarded night,” according to the Daily Mail. That isn’t the only claim of domestic violence concerning the producer.

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