Mel B: FACING JAIL TIME
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.