Mel B‘s ex to be husband can now visit his young daughter despite facing claims of domestic violence and links to the porn industry, a court has ruled.
Stephen Belafonte appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday where a judge extended a temporary restraining order granted to the ex-Spice Girl after she accused him of years of physical and emotional abuse.
In addition to racks and racks of spousal support, Stephen Belafonte petitioned the judge in his divorce proceedings from “Scary Spice” Mel B to get joint custody of not only his own daughter with Mel B, but her daughter with Eddie Murphy as well.
As you know, Stephen and Mel started dating while she was 5 months pregnant with Eddie Murphy’s daughter Angel, and the two got married just a month after she was born. As such, and with Eddie’s own spotty involvement in his daughter’s life, Stephen has been the only father she’s ever truly known.
However, he’s also on the hook for years of physical and emotional abuse and intimidation of Mel B, so that complicates things — especially since there’s a standing restraining order to keep him away from her and all her daughters.
Well, a judge granted Stephen visitation under VERY strict supervision — but only for his own daughter, 5-year-old Madison. As far as 10-year-old Angel Murphy Brown…the judge says he needs to keep his distance.
Welp! It seemed like a stretch request anyway with all the abuse and sex extortion allegations floating around…
Judge Lawrence Riff ordered that Belafonte could see his five-year-old daughter Madison twice a week at a supervised centre as the couple continue their bitter divorce battle.