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Mel B Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Husband, Says He Forced Daughters To Watch ISIS Videos
Melanie "Mel B" Brown has filed a lawsuit against ex-husband Stephen Belafonte over him showing inappropriate videos to step-daughters.
Former Spice Girl Melanie "Mel B" Brown is in yet another legal battle with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
The 42-year-old Brown has just filed new documents in Los Angeles accusing Belafonte of showing "videos of ISIS beheading individuals" to her three daughters, according to People. The lawsuit lists the victims as her children, 19-year-old Phoenix, whose father is Jimmy Gulzar, 10-year-old Angel, whose father is Eddie Murphy, and 6-year-old Madison, whose father is Belafonte himself.
"When I was not present, Stephen thought it was funny or educational (I still do not know) to play videos of ISIS beheading individuals," Brown stated in court documents, according to The Blast.
The other of three wants to block Belafonte from having any visitation with Angel, who "has repeatedly told me about these videos and that she was scared and frightened that Stephen would expose her to such gruesome images," she said.
"This was entirely inappropriate for such young girls, who do not understand what is happening in the videos," the pop star said.
Daughter Phoenix also confirmed the statements from the "America's Got Talent" star, describing an incident that occurred during her 16th birthday, according to People.
"He got us all to watch men being beheaded with chainsaws by ISIS, as we were in the kitchen and he was cooking," she said.
Court papers obtained by The Blast also allege that Belafonte attempted to contact Angel through sister Madison, giving the younger girl a teddy bear with a phone number inside "so that Madison would give the number to Angel to contact him."
Due to this incident, Brown has enrolled daughter Angel in therapy, according to Celebrity Insider, and is planning to do anything she can to keep Angel away from Belafonte even though the two still share custody of Madison. Court papers reveal that Belafonte requested visitation with Angel, but Brown is requesting that he be blocked from having visitation, according to the Daily Mail.
Belafonte's filing included a list of several likes and dislikes of Angel's, which he appears to have written in an attempt to show how close he is with his step-daughter, but Brown claims that the information is all wrong and he seems to have "confused Angel for Madison."
A hearing on this case has been set for the end of the month.