Stephen Belafonte and Mel B have been fighting in the courts for almost one year following their highly publicized divorce last year involving their daughter, Madison, and nanny, Lorraine Gilles. As you may know, their separation was incredibly messy, with both parties making outrageous claims about the other.
More specifically, Mel B claims that Belafonte forced her and Lorraine into unwanted sexual encounters, in addition to getting Lorraine pregnant and then pressuring her to get an abortion.
However, Eddie Murphy, who used to date Mel B and even had a child with her, has managed to stay out of the situation while clearly preferring to say almost nothing.
That didn’t stop Belafonte, who recently came out to slam Eddie for his lack of interest in Angel’s life – the daughter of Mel B and Eddie. As it was previously reported, Belafonte claims that Angel refers to him as “daddy,” so to separate them would sever the bond and reek disastrous consequences for the young girl.
In a report from The Daily Mail, Belafonte, who claims to have helped raise the girl during his marriage to the former Spice Girl, is trying his hand at persuading a judge to allow him visitation rights with Angel.
TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex ________________________________________ #MelB and ex-husband #StephenBelafonte were back in court today, and this time it was all about visitation rights. Belafonte is fighting to have step-parent visitation of Mel’s 10-year-old daughter Angel, whose biological dad is #EddieMurphy. Y’all may remember we reported last week that Mel is trying to block her ex from seeing the girl, claiming he let her watch “ISIS beheading” videos and it really scared her. ________________________________________ According to reports, Belafonte’s attorneys reportedly argued in court today that Murphy has no contact with Angel and isn’t interested in being her dad. They were allegedly trying to get in contact with Murphy to approve Belafonte’s step-parent request but claimed he wasn’t available. ________________________________________ Well, it appears this new image of Eddie and Angel tells a different story. It was posted by Mel B’s hairstylist Gary Madatyan and— read more at TheShadeRoom.com! ?: Backgrid
Mel B, on the other hand, is not interested in allowing Stephen to see her at all, not even for weekly visits. To make matters worse, Belafonte and his lawyer have attempted to reach out to Murphy but has not gotten a response.
Belafonte’s attorney-at-law claims Murphy merely is not interested in raising or discussing his child. In court, Stephen’s attorney said: “Mr. Murphy has had no contact with the child.”
Following the surfacing of these reports, fans took to social media to upload photographs of Eddie and his daughter together, allegedly in an attempt to show that they do, in fact, spend time together. Check out the photo above.