Ex’s fury at Mel B’s mother
HE has just settled his bitter legal fight with ex-wife Mel B but Stephen Belafonte could now face a battle with her mother.
The 42-year-old is said to be “furious” over Andrea Brown’s public allegations about him abusing his family.
Friends of the restaurateur say he could take legal action if she continues.
A source said: “Stephen is fuming. He has been so happy over the settlement but Mel’s mum won’t back down. She continues to accuse him of being a domestic abuser and that is the biggest deal for him. He wants to clear his name.”
Mel, 42, settled privately this week, just days before a scheduled two-week trial over the domestic violence claims.
Stephen said he was “the happiest guy in the world” adding: “I’m glad the cloud of suspicion of domestic violence is no longer over my head.”
If the trial had gone ahead it would have been a PR disaster for Mel. Dozens ozens of sex tapes were to be played in court. ourt.
Insiders say the settlement means s she must make no reference in public to o any allegation of abuse concerning Belafonte. onte.
But that did not stop Andrea, 60, posting more claims and including ng Mel’s daughter Phoenix, 18. She said: d: “My daughter is no quitter. The abuse e she and Phoenix went through will l not be settled out of court...all BS!!”
FIGHTERS: Mel and mum Andrea