Mel B: FAC­ING JAIL TIME

In Touch (USA) - - In the Know -

The drama con­tin­ues for Me­lanie “Mel B” Brown. The for­mer Spice Girl, 42, “is in dan­ger of be­ing sent to jail for al­leged wit­ness tam­per­ing” af­ter re­port­edly threat­en­ing rap­per Siya, who was ex­pected to tes­tify for Mel’s ex Stephen Be­la­fonte in an up­com­ing re­strain­ing or­der hear­ing, an in­sider tells In Touch. On Sept. 11, Siya, a close friend of both Mel and Stephen, filed a po­lice re­port claim­ing that Mel sent threat­en­ing texts warn­ing her not to tes­tify against Mel in court. Siya, 30, also claims the singer asked her to state that she saw Stephen, 41, beat Mel. “This is be­ing taken very se­ri­ously by the LAPD,” says the in­sider, ad­ding that Mel is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, though no charges have been brought. But, the in­sider adds, Mel in­sists she never threat­ened Siya, asked her to lie or did any­thing crim­i­nal.

Siya (left) “is on Stephen’s wit­ness list and is ex­pected to dis­pute a ma­jor­ity of Mel’s claims about al­leged abuse,” says an in­sider.

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