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Mel B's Man -- Scarier Than She Thinks?

8/21/2007 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown is proclaiming to the hills -- and Hello! magazine -- that her new hubby, Stephen Belafonte, isn't an "aggressive, violent, woman batterer" and that "papers" don't directly implicate Belafonte. But TMZ has obtained court documents that suggest otherwise.
Melanie Brown
According to the court docket from L.A. Superior Court from 2003, Belafonte was charged with -- and then pleaded no contest to -- "violnce [sic] used against spouse" as well as vandalism. The record shows that he originally pleaded not guilty, but then withdrew that plea to avoid jail time. The rest of the docket lays out a string of missed court appearances, arrest warrants -- and Belafonte's attendance in domestic violence counseling.

Still, Mel B's clearly giving Belafonte a free pass. "For him to seen as a wife beater," she tells Hello!, "is devastating for me because he's not -- he never has been." On the other hand, Eddie Murphy's baby mama seems to know that her new guy isn't exactly a paragon of virtue: "He hasn't been the best of people. I know everything that he's done. He went through group therapy and counseling, but he's fully aware of what he's done."

Stephen's ex Nicole Contreras apparently agrees as well. She issued the following statement this afternoon to TMZ: "Stephen Belafonte and I had a long relationship that ended mutually. Despite reports, there was never any physical violence involved in the relationship. We share a beautiful three year old daughter together and
are amicable."

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1.

Pocahontas    

POOR SPICE GIRLS. All off them are F------- Up, now. And her and Posh are BOTH desperately trying to save any ray of sunlight that their eenny, meeny careers have left.

Posh is just PURE TRASH and Mel B needs to pick better men. Famous ain't always good for ya.

2620 days ago
2.

PerezSux    

Leave them alone and stop stirring up trouble. YOU SUCK TMZ.

2620 days ago
3.

Vote this douche out of office    

I'm sure his ex was happy to say that once he threatened to beat her a$$ again and not pay child support if she told the truth!

2620 days ago
4.

No Nonsense Grandma!    

SO, WHAT HAVE WE HERE THEN? THE BELAFONTE ADMIRATION SOCIETY???

I ASSUME THAT THIS IS THE SON OF HARRY BELAFONTE, THE HUGO CHAVEZ LOVER! I THINK THAT ALL OF THE BELAFONTE'S NEED TO GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM---HUGO CHAVEZ' HOUSE!

AS FOR MEL'S HUSBANDS BEHAVIOR---PAPA DICTATOR HARRY MUST BE PROUD!

AWWWWWWW

2620 days ago
5.

Ugghhh!    

Well Mel B. we will all sit and wait for the day you start showing up with a blackened eye from this guy from hell your with.

And why when you were screeching about your "planned" "money making pregnancy" with E. Murphy.....didn't YOU TELL THE TRUTH about already being married?

Is Eddie Murphy supposed to support this guy too? How convient!

2620 days ago
6.

GHOST    

The talented Mr. Ripley a/k/a Stephen Belafonte a/k/a Stephen Stansbury has his ex singing his praises after he failed to pay a measly $254 a month in child support. Could it be Mr. Con Man's ex is helping out her old flame just savoring that she will potentially sink her teeth into some of that Eddie Murphy and Spice Girls' Reunion Tour money? Scary Spice should be renamed Stupid Spice.

2620 days ago
7.

DONNA    

CREEP!!!!!!!!!!!

2620 days ago
8.

stacey    

I'm confused....
the court doc says Brian Belafonte.....she married Stephen. Am I missing something?

2620 days ago
9.

TROLL SMASHERS    

Talk about the conversations you should have before saying yes...

2620 days ago
10.

MaMaMe    

TMZ? What is the point of this story? Some men do change when they are with another woman. They have made their mistakes and move on to be better men.


TMZ? Why are you always in the entertainers personal life? I bet you are the one going after Britney and K-Fed agreement. They wanted to keep it private as it should be. TMZ you may be putting thier childrens lives in danger. Have you ever thought about that? No

2620 days ago
11.

Desease control    

He beat one woman he well do it agin.

He was a rebound guy for her so she settted for what she got.

Im happy for her, but if he lays a hand on her I hope she whips his ass.

2620 days ago
12.

George I Think I Got It    

She looks like a bag of smashed a$$ holes and smells like one too.

She calculatedly omitted in the press that she married this loser for exactly the reason it looks and smells like ... MONEY! Honesly, I feel bad for Eddie Murphy. Can you imagine the embarrassment of having to say, "yeah, I tapped that." Ewww!

She's gross!

2620 days ago
13.

stupidpeople    

NUMBER 3 AND ANYONE ELSE WHO BRINGS UP OLD UNFUNNY AMY SEDERIS ..WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF? AMY ISN'T FUNNY , SHE'S WASHED UP ...SO WHO THE HELL TOLD YOU JERKS THAT SAYING AMY , AMY , AMY IN EVERY OTHER ARTICLE OUT HERE WAS FUNNY?

ALMOST AS UNFUNNY AS STRANGERS WITH CANDY? WHO WATCHED THAT BORING SHOW? I WOULDNT MIND IF THESE FOOLS KEPT REPEATING SOMEONE WITH TALENT ...BUT AMY LOOKS LIKE SHE'S 85 YEARS OLD

Again , enough with this Amy Sederis crap and talk about things that actually matter

2620 days ago
14.

Foxbot    

pffft, whatever TMZ. For all we know, his psychotic girlfriend could have been lunging towards him with a knife and he took her down in self defense. It's asinine to base a fabricated story based on the fact that a police report says he used violence against his woman. None of us were there, so we need to stop pretending like we know everything that's going on. I wish you all the best Mel B, you're awesome girl!!!~

2620 days ago
15.

Dan    

OF COURSE Contreras will say he's ok and no violence. Since Scary is now getting Eddie Murphy money, some of it will be funneled to her husband who will funnel it to the Contreras person..

duh

2620 days ago
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