Ahead of Mel B and estranged husband Stephen Belafonte‘s divorce trial, new details of their 10-year marriage have emerged in a court proceeding in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The America’s Got Talent judge, whose real name is Melanie Brown, claims Belafonte, whom she wed in Las Vegas in June 2007, drugged her throughout “much to most” of the relationship, according to his lawyer, Philip Cohen, as reported by multiple outlets.
“Miss Brown now takes the position she was drugged by Mr. Belafonte throughout the course of the marriage,” Cohen said in L.A. Superior Court. Belafonte and his legal team responded to Brown’s allegations, claiming they are “nothing more than a smear campaign.”
Also in court on Wednesday, Brown’s lawyers said Belafonte had at least 56 videos, a third of which were “of a sexual nature,” according to The Sun. Susan Wiesner, a member of Brown’s legal team, said “90 percent” of the videos were of the former Spice Girl and were made without Brown’s consent. Belafonte’s lawyers dismissed the claim, arguing that the videos were “consensual.”