Stephen Belafonte denies showing ‘ISIS beheading’ videos to Mel B’s daughters
Mel B’s ex-husband asserts he never showed “ISIS beheading” videos to her three daughters as she claims and charges she’s addicted to drugs and alcohol in an explosive new legal filing.
Stephen Belafonte, who finalized his divorce from the former Spice Girl in December, claims he never even searched for the graphic ISIS videos that his ex-wife described, TMZ reported, citing the court documents.
Belafonte submitted the court papers as part of his ongoing legal battle to earn visitation of his ex’s 10-year-old daughter, Angel, who spent much of her childhood with Belafonte. Eddie Murphy is Angel’s father.
Belafonte’s court filing comes shortly after Mel B — real name Melanie Brown — accused him of showing the “videos of ISIS beheading individuals” to her three daughters in her own court documents, The Blast reported this week. Belafonte is the biological father of one of Brown’s three kids: 6-year-old Madison.
“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 claimed in documents submitted on March 1 and obtained by The Blast.
“This was entirely inappropriate for such young girls, who do not understand what is happening in the videos,” she said. “Angel has repeatedly told me about these videos and that she was scared and frightened that Stephen would expose her to such gruesome images.”
Brown’s eldest daughter Phoenix, 19, also claimed in the documents that Belafonte showed them the videos.
In Belafonte’s new filing, he claims Brown’s substance addiction problems have caused her to walk into the wall during the day when she’s under the influence, and that she’s attempted to urinate on the couch with the kids present, according to TMZ.
Brown, 42, received a restraining order against Belafonte last April after accusing him of domestic violence. He asserts her claims are untrue, and that she made them to make Angel turn on him, TMZ reported.
Belafonte reportedly claims in the documents that Brown once said she was injured due to abuse, but actually suffered bruises from medical equipment after going to the hospital for banging her head while she was under the influence of drugs.
Brown and Belafonte agreed to share custody of Madison as part of their divorce settlement last year.