Mel B plans on lifting a lid on the “years of abuse” she suffered at the hands of ex-husband Stephen Belafonte. She will be writing a book titled Brutally Honest, and she is also in talks to perhaps do a biopic regarding her life as well.
Mel B says that throughout the 10 years of her marriage to Belafonte, she was the victim of both verbal and physical abuse off and on.
The Spice Girl says that she is done keeping her silence regarding what took place in that relationship and wants to bring the instances of abuse to light for all the women out there who have been through something similar or will in the future.
The reality show judge wants to set the record straight after a very public court case but is very honest about being careful of how she does so because of her children.
The former pop star group member has three daughters by three different men and hasn’t ever wanted to publically talk bad about their fathers.
This is even the case with her second daughter Angel, who is the daughter of famous comedian Eddie Murphy. Despite the two of them not having any type of father-daughter relationship, Mel B has refrained from talking negatively about Murphy in the past.
Mel B has recently petitioned for sole custody of her youngest daughter Madison, who she shares with Belafonte.
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She maintains that she will not speak ill of Belafonte outright in the book, but she will detail what she’s been through, the ups and the downs. That will definitely include what she’s suffered at the hands of her abusive ex.
Mel B has dubbed writing as a type of “therapy” and she says it has helped her tremendously get through the really tough year she’s been dealing with in regards to a very public divorce.
When she was asked if it upset her to write all these things down she says that it wasn’t. She says that she is facing it and she feels stronger because of it. She wants other women who feel traumatized or trapped in toxic or unhealthy situations to not feel so alone.