Mel B has reportedly been granted a restraining order from her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte over claims he beat and sexually exploited her – and got their nanny pregnant.
According to TMZ, the Spice Girl’s divorce lawyers were permitted the restraining order on Monday which allegedly forces film producer Stephen to stay away from Mel and her three daughters.
The explosive new claims have come to light two weeks after the singer surprised the world and filed for divorce shortly after the death of her father.
TMZ claims the America’s Got Talent star’s declaration for the restraining order states the film producer used to get aggressive and physically violent during their ten-year marriage.
TMZ states one of the dates on which abuse took place was in August 2012 when the singer performed at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics.
Mel is also said to have claimed her husband got their nanny pregnant and paid the nanny over $300,000 of Mel’s earnings for “alleged nanny service”.
It is also alleged that Stephen owned a gun despite being prohibited from carrying firearms as part of a previous domestic violence conviction with another woman.
TMZ states the judge has also ordered Stephen to leave the family home in the Hollywood hills.
The site claims Stephen was seen making his way to her house on Monday afternoon and packing his clothes.
The Sun has contacted representatives of Mel B for comment.
The pair separated in December, and divorce papers were filed last month.
Mel, 41, cited irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce and is aiming for joint custody of their daughter Madison, five.
The America’s Got Talent judge has ruled out any spousal support cash for Stephen.
The couple were just months away from celebrating their ten-year wedding anniversary, having tied the knot in Las Vegas in June 2007 after a five-month romance.
Despite her troubled personal life, Mel B has remained ever the professional in front of the camera and has started her work on the judging panel of America’s Got Talent.