Mel B Denies Ex Stephen Belafonte’s Claims of Addiction, Agrees to Drug Testing


Mel B I am Not a ‘Intercourse Addict’ or ‘Raging Alcoholic’ … Stephen’s Hungry for Consideration


4:00 PM PT — Mel B says she isn’t a “raging alcoholic,” although she does drink socially. She additionally denies she takes “illicit medicine,” and says she’s not a intercourse addict … these are her responses to Belafonte’s request for sole authorized and bodily custody.

Mel B claims Russell Updegraff’s declaration during which he makes these claims has no credibility, as a result of she says he is an ex worker who has an ax to grind, and he and Belafonte are hell bent in dragging her by means of the mud and ruining her fame out of spite.

She says she is keen to submit to random drug testing for a restricted interval of time to show she’s a match guardian, and desires Stephen to do the identical.

And, in her authorized docs Mel B repeats her declare that Belafonte has abused her so badly she’s affected by PTSD. 

Mel additionally agrees to submit to a baby custody analysis with psychological testing, as a result of she strongly opposes Stephen getting full custody. She additionally states the next — she’s not a “intercourse addict” who brings residence random males, she isn’t a raging alcoholic as Stephen paints her to be, she doesn’t take illicit medicine … and her youngsters’s well-being is her high precedence

There’s extra … Anthony Santa Maria — Mel B’s housekeeper and childcare providers supplier — vouches for Mel within the docs, claiming he is by no means witnessed her drunk “and even buzzed,” and he is by no means seen her do something remotely harmful or neglectful along with her youngsters.

Quick story … Mel B says Belafonte is indignant, hungry for media consideration and he has waged a vicious marketing campaign to destroy her so he can keep within the highlight.

10:15 AM PT — We have realized Mel B and Stephen reached a settlement within the decide’s chambers. The small print are confidential. On her method out of courtroom, we requested Mel if she was going to rehab … however she was mum.

Stephen Belafonte says Mel B is not match to retain custody of her youngsters, as a result of she’s within the grip of an alcohol-fueled spiral … so claims ex-husband Belafonte.

Belafonte appeared in courtroom Friday, armed with documentation from individuals who have been shut to Mel B. She confirmed up as nicely, coated in sweat.

One of the declarations Belafonte submitted is from Russell Updegraff, who mentioned in authorized docs he is been accountable for watching her 2 youngsters, Madison and Angel, who he says are at critical threat as a result of of a profound ingesting downside on Mel B’s half.

Updegraff claims Mel B drinks every day … typically beginning as early as 10 AM. He says the day begins with beer, after which turns to wine and ultimately laborious liquor … together with vodka, tequila and gin.  He says Mel B usually passes out, awakes after which turns into imply and belligerent.  

Updegraff says the ingesting downside is so dangerous, she’s requested him to go to the shop and get 12 bottles of wine, 2 bottles of vodka and one to two 12-packs of beer … which she consumes in 4 to 5 days.

In accordance to Updegraff’s declaration, Madison, who turns 7 Saturday, and 11-year-old Angel are scared and burdened. He claims Mel B was generally bodily abusive to Angel, digging her nails into her, grabbing her and shaking her.

Updegraff additionally says Mel B has been a cocaine person, though the docs counsel the actual problem now’s alcohol.

And, Updegraff says Mel B typically brings varied males residence, with the youngsters current. In a single case, he says a wierd man tried to carry Madison into the bathe, and he had to intervene and cease him.

He additionally says Mel B would usually go away city for 1 to 2 weeks at a time and by no means verify in to see how the youngsters had been doing.

The listening to will probably be held this morning. We are going to replace when the decide guidelines. 

Belafonte desires momentary custody of youngsters so Mel B can go to rehab and get clear. He doesn’t need to take the youngsters away from her, however fears they’re at excessive threat given Mel B’s state.



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