Ex-Spice Girl Mel B claims estranged husband Stephen Belafonte was a monster, brutally beating her, extorting her into doing 3-ways with other women and threatening to release sex tapes ... and now she says she and her children fear for their lives.
Mel B's lawyers got a restraining order Monday, forcing Belafonte to stay away from Mel and her 3 kids and ordering him to leave the family home.
In her declaration, Mel B tells a horrific story of abuse. Here are some of her allegations:
November 2007, the night of her "Dancing with the Stars" finale, as she was getting ready at home, she says Stephen placed both of his hands around her neck, began choking her and slammed her down onto the hardwood floors. She says this was the pattern ... when she achieved any measure of success, he would "beat me down to let me know he was in charge."
July 2012, while she was taping 'X Factor,' she was going to tape a segment with Usher, and Belafonte flew into a jealous rage, punched her with a closed fist in the face, splitting her lip. When she asked how she was supposed to work with the injury, he said she should have thought of that before deciding to "flirt with and f*** Usher."
August 2012, the day after performing at the closing ceremonies for the London Olympics, he punched her with a closed fist and pushed her down on the carpet. Her skin was burned from being pushed against the carpet and her face "actually scabbed over the rug burns." He then forced her to tweet out she injured herself by running on 7" Christian Louboutin heels.
Mel B claims Stephen got their nanny pregnant. She says he told her he wanted to have the baby and "all three of us live together." She says Stephen ultimately demanded the nanny get an abortion. She also says Stephen paid the nanny in excess of $300,000 of Mel B's money "for alleged nanny services."
She also says in 2014, she was overcome with "emotional and physical exhaustion" and took an entire bottle of Aspirin. She tried calling 999 and he blocked her, throwing her in the bedroom, locking the door and "telling me to 'die, bitch!'"
She says Stephen has sex tapes of her and repeatedly threatened to release them to ruin her career.
And, she says, he forced her to "participate in sexual intercourse with him and random women" and he would often secretly record the encounters. She says when she tried to resist the 3-ways, he'd threaten to release the sex tapes.
Mel B says she tried to leave him many times, but he "threatened me with violence and threatened to destroy my life in every possible way ... destroy my career and take my kids from me."
Mel B says Stephen has a gun at home ... a violation of law since he's prohibited from carrying firearms as part of a domestic violence conviction involving another woman. She says the gun is either a .38 or .357 magnum.
TMZ broke the story ... agents from the Dept. of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms served a search warrant on Belafonte Friday night after his brother made claims Stephen had the gun. Mel claims Stephen kept the gun in a lockbox in the bedroom closet. She says ATF agents did not find the gun.
Mel also alleges in the court documents that Belafonte has 'taken millions of dollars' from her during the marriage, withdrawing money from their joint account to pay child support for a child from a previous relationship and for business investments.
TMZ claim the singer lowered the asking price on their family home, two weeks after putting it on the market for $8.995 million.
The Hollywood Hills home was reportedly put up for sale March 22, however the price was dropped to $7.995 million shortly after her separation from Belafonte was confirmed.
Meanwhile, days after his home was searched for firearms, Mel's court filing suggests he does keep a gun at home despite being prohibited from carrying a firearm due to a prior domestic violence conviction.
TMZ reports: 'Federal prosecutors are looking at evidence that was seized at Stephen's home to determine if he should be prosecuted on federal weapons charges.
Law enforcement told the site: 'ATF agents did not find a gun, but they did find an empty shell casing and a bullet that was out of the casing. Neither item in itself is a projectile, so it does not constitute "ammunition."'
Therefore, the case is being reviewed for possible prosecution and if he IS charged and convicted for illegal possession of a firearm, he could be imprisoned for up to ten years.'
Stephen previously denied his estranged wife's claims, telling TMZ on camera: 'I haven't heard these allegations. You know what my comment on this is, as this is the mother of my children? I'm really really distraught my brain how this is going to affect our children (sic), and the depths that she's gone to. That's it. I'm shocked at those allegations and that's what it is.
'I think someone's set me up to look like a bad guy. Obviously you saw my house got raided and nobody found anything. It's accusation after accusation. But we'll have our day in court.
'And we have children. if anyone knows our children, we have beautiful children. They're on social media. Why do this?
'We were friends two weeks ago. And now all of a sudden the team gets around and now it's got to be this.'
The judge also ordered Belafonte to leave the family's Hollywood Hills mansion with TMZ reporting that he packed some of his things up on Monday afternoon.
Injury: Mel appeared with a plaster on her cheek in Sydney with Belafonte back in 2012
Trauma: Another snap of Mel showed a mark on the star's cheek after the plaster was removed
Along with being a mother to five-year-old Madison with Belafonte, Mel also has daughter Phoenix Chi, 18, by her first husband Jimmy Gulzar and nine-year-old daughter Angel with movie star Eddie Murphy.
Mel B's 18-year-old daughter was escorted to the Hollywood family home on Tuesday, after 'abusive' Stephen Belafonte was ordered to stay away.
Phoenix Chi Gulzar was driven to the luxury Los Angeles estate by two older companions the same day that Mel, 41, exposed a staggering level of violence in the family home and in front of the children across their 10-year marriage.
Phoenix let herself into the home, while a large washing bag was carried to a waiting car by her companions.
US court documents from a historic custody case between the former Spice Girl and her ex Jimmy Gulzar, Phoenix's father, include the terrifying claims made by Mel's mother Andrea Brown.
'Phoenix told me Stephen had a gun and that he had scared her with it,' Andrea allegedly said in 2009, according to documents obtained by The Daily Star.
'While at [Mel's sister] Danielle's, Phoenix said that Stephen told her that when she was 16, he is going to throw her out of the house.'
Andrea - who is estranged from Mel - also said: 'I was shocked at this time to hear Phoenix say she hated her stepfather Stephen and I dismissed this as a result of her having to share mum with him and sister Angel.
'But Phoenix has never spoken like that about Mel's other partners.'
The Hollywood home has been on the market ever since Stephen was kicked out two weeks ago, TMZ reports.
Arriving home: Mel B's daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar was seen arriving at the family's Hollywood home on Tuesday, hours after a restraining order against Stephen Belafonte was granted
Family life: Stephen's abuse in front of the family has been chronicled in an official report
Escorted home: The teenager was escorted around Los Angeles by two older companions
Proud: Phoenix is Mel's eldest child, from her relationship with Jimmy Gulzar
The 6,000 square feet property was reportedly put on at $9m but dropped to $8m, while Mel B is said to find the 'bad memories' too painful to ever return.
Phoenix (whose father is Jimmy Gulzar) and her younger sisters Angel (whose father is Eddie Murphy) and Madison (whose father is Stephen) have been directly mentioned in the documents, with claims about violence that took place in front of them, in the home.
Part of the documents, entitled 'Abuse In Front Of The Children,' former Spice Girl Mel details the type of behaviour the children bore witness to in a decade.
It reads: 'Respondent's name-calling, yelling, screaming, demeaning and demoralizing conduct towards me has occurred in [front of] all three of the children.
'When this occurs in front of the children, I repeatedly ask him to stop, or take it upstairs, and he repeatedly refuses to do [so].
'Sometimes he would even get louder until I capitulated to his particular demands.'
The couple's marriage has been subject to increased scrutiny since Mel filed for divorce last month.
Belafonte's brother Jeremiah claimed last week that the couple's 'open and loose relationship' prompted their divorce.
On Sunday, it was claimed they had enjoyed a threesome with Lady Victoria Hervey back in 2007 when they were just married.
A friend of the 40-year-old former 'It girl' alleged that she enjoyed a steamy tryst with the couple.
Funny man: A photo posted by Belafonte that jokes he and newly-estranged wife Mel B had embarked on a threesome recently emerged online
The friend of the Los Angeles-based aristocrat told The Sun: 'It was all a blur and everyone was very drunk, especially Lady Victoria.
'She told me one minute they were laying in bed watching a movie together, then they got carried away and Stephen was on top of her and Mel was kissing her.
'Next thing she can remember they all woke up naked in bed in the morning.'
Lady Victoria – the sister of the Marquess of Bristol and a friend of Britain's young royals – packed her bags and went into hiding after hearing the news.
Lady Victoria (left) with Mel B and Stephen - along with Bruno Tonioli of Dancing with the Stars - says she woke up naked next to the pair after a night of drunken sex
'The last thing she wants is to star in a sordid sex tape or to have horrible details of her private life dragged through the divorce courts,' a friend of Lady Victoria tells DailyMail.com
'She is absolutely mortified that her sex life could become public property,' a close friend tells DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.
'The last thing she wants is to star in a sordid sex tape or to have horrible details of her private life dragged through the divorce courts.'
Then there was a saucy snap posted by Belafonte last year which showed a man fondling one woman's thigh, while his head rested on another's stomach, beside her hand clad with fake nails and a dazzling ring
Belafonte tagged Mel in the photo - which was first posted by Kim Kardashian - teasing fans that he and the Spice Girl were involved.
Mel always been candid about her sex life, previously revealing she was involved in a relationship with a woman as a 17-year-old.
She told Attitude back in 2014: 'At 17 you want to experiment. I don't think you should put a name on it. Well actually, I don't care if people put a name on it. I didn't. I had fun!
'I had a great five-year relationship with a lovely lady who I still talk to this day, and that's that. I mean, if it happened yesterday I would probably be saying something different. But I've been happily married to my husband for seven years.
'Do I want to spoon with a woman, and snuggle? No. I want to do that with my husband. At 17 I wanted to spoon and snuggle and do everything with a woman... But not right now.'
Threesome claims: Sources close to Lady Victoria Hervey have claimed she enjoyed a threesome with the couple
Revealing to Grazia magazine that she and Stephen have sex 'five times a day,' Mel said in 2010: 'I have to admit, I'm a nymphomaniac with him. It's sexercise.'
She also previously said that Stephen was her 'soulmate' because they were 'perverts with each other'.
'Well, everybody sees the word pervert as something different, and I don’t want to tell you what my pervert-ness is, or what his is,' she clarified in an interview with The Guardian three years ago, adding that Belafonte was her 'rock.'
'He’s been my rock when nobody else believed in me,' she said. 'The one who’s said, "Go for it, Melanie: go and do Dancing With The Stars, go and do America’s Got Talent, go and release a single if you like." He’s the one who has rebirthed my confidence.'
Happier times: Mel has regularly posted loved-up pictures of herself and Stephen on Instagram
She also elaborated on her sexuality to shock jock Howard Stern saying: 'People call me lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, but I know who's in my bed and that's it... I have a huge libido and a great sex life.'
The star has also been the subject of a couple of kiss and tells - back in 2014, former Playboy model Luann Lee claimed Mel followed her into a disabled lavatory, started taking her clothes off and spent an hour in there kissing her.
Speaking to The Sun, the centrefold also said that Belafonte was waiting outside the whole time.
Luann, who met Mel in hotel bar when she was starring in the The Peep Show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel, said: ‘It was very passionate and sensual. She’s like a man in that way — very assertive, very determined and very wanting. I can see why they call her Scary Spice.’
Mel was also forced to deny a 2010 story that they had enjoyed a threesome with a stripper in Australia.
Kiss and tell: Luann Lee claimed she and Mel shared a romantic tryst in a toilet
As recently asthis February, Mel praised her 'baby boo' Stephen in a social media dedication, telling him: 'You are my world honey and let's not forget you are a bit of a d**khead too'
The couple seemed blissfully happy when they renewed their wedding vows with a lavish ceremony in front of their families in November 2008 in Hurghada, Egypt.
This was around the time that Mel fell out with her mother Andrea, who openly expressed concern about Stephen's violent past.
In 2014, cracks began to emerge when the couple was hit with rumours of violent rows with Belafonte accused of physically abusing Mel after she appeared on The X Factor UK with bruises and scratches on her face and arms.
It was reported at the time that Mel had left Belafonte before she was rushed to hospital with stomach pains, which caused her to miss the first live show, during The X Factor final weekend in 2014.
The X Factor judge returned for the last show on December 14, 2014 with a bruised and scratched appearance, sparking worry among fans.
But Belafonte vehemently denied all suggestions of domestic abuse and the couple appeared to patch things up.
Throughout their marriage Mel has defended her husband's past.
She jumped to his defence when it emerged that he had battered his common-law wife Nicole during a drunken row at their home in 2003.
The film producer attacked the mother of his daughter Giselle, now 13, in what was described as a 'malicious and unlawful' drunken frenzy.
He did not contest the charge, which the judge said was the same as a guilty plea, and said: 'This happened crazily, one drunk, retarded night.'
He was also accused of vandalising Nicole's phone by spitting into it but this was dropped.
She told Hello! magazine: 'They're trying to make him out to be this aggressive, violent, woman batterer and he's not.
'If you read those police reports, they never say he physically beat up a woman.'
Mayfair bar fight: Belafonte was involved in a fight with three men at the luxury five star MayFair Hotel
Later Belafonte said he did not realise that he had admitted battering his ex-partner, saying that the admission came at a moment when he was 'confused and stressed'. But this plea was rejected.
While partying with Mel in 2010, Belafonte was involved in a fight with three men at the luxury five star MayFair Hotel.
One man was left needing hospital treatment following the incident.
But Mel stood by her burly husband, claiming he was only acting in her defence.
In 2007 Belafonte admitted killing a mallard with a brick outside his house in the state of New Jersey, but fled to Los Angeles without paying the £300 court fine
Later he told OK magazine: 'Oh, yes, apparently I killed a duck.'
'But I haven't. Sure I got into fights and I did get drunk but I learned from it and I don't do it now.'
Beautiful children: Stephen expressed concern over the effect on their kids
In 2014 Belafonte's brother Jeremiah Stansbury blasted the producer as 'violent' and 'ruthless' and urged Mel to leave him.
And he claimed the couple have no prenuptial agreement and are obsessed with porn and sex, alleging that Belafonte showed off their huge range of sex toys.
Belafonte denied his brother's claims to The Sun newspaper.
Stansbury also recently alleged that Belafonte reportedly attacked the former Spice Girl's pet Labrador in 2008.
He claimed to The Sun: 'I saw him punch Lord in the ribs full force with all of his strength. The dog collapsed and had no breath and was crying. He was standing there laughing. '