The war between the former married couple continues in court, and the man is now claiming shocking things! Despite the fact that Mel B and Stephen Belafonte have joint custody over their children, for now, it looks like he is going all out to get more rights.
According to a report by HollywoodLife, he accused her today during a new hearing, of being abusive and a drunk!
This contradicts all of the domestic abuse claims against him and suggests she is the dangerous one – both in their former relationship but also towards their kids.
Apparently, while Mel spends time in rehab, Stephen wants to receive temporary full custody of their offspring the entire time she will be away.
The singer announced she is headed to a rehab center as soon as this season of America’s Got Talent wraps up in September.
The exes are co-parents of 11-year-old Angel and Madison, 6.
Today, the TV producer showed up in court with documents proving Mel B is not fit to raise the kids.
TMZ reports that the man did not look back at all, especially when it came to Russel Updegraff, who’s cared for the daughters before.
His statement claimed that the songstress would abuse alcohol all day and often pass out.
When she’d wake up, she’d allegedly be mad and turn abusive towards the older daughter.
Apparently, Mel’s physical abuse towards the 11-year-old would involve actions that varied from shacking her to angrily digging her nails into the child’s skin.
Mel was also in attendance in court today but whether or not Belafonte got temporary full custody of their daughters is still unknown.
What do you think about the man’s claims? Should he be granted his custody request?