Melanie “Mel B” Brown is once again in a legal battle with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, with the singer campaigning to stop him from spending time with one of his step-daughters.
In new documents filed in Los Angeles on March 1, the Spice Girls band member, 42, accused Belafonte of showing “videos of ISIS beheading individuals” to her three daughters Phoenix, 19, Angel, 10, and 6-year-old Madison, who is Belafonte’s child. (Phoenix’s father is Jimmy Gulzar and Angel’s father is Eddie Murphy.)
“When I was not present, Stephen thought it was funny or educational (I still do not know) to play videos of ISIS beheading individuals,” Brown stated in court documents, obtained by The Blast.
“This was entirely inappropriate for such young girls, who do not understand what is happening in the videos. Angel has repeatedly told me about these videos and that she was scared and frightened that Stephen would expose her to such gruesome images,” said the mother of three, who added that she has enrolled Angel in therapy.
Along with the America’s Got Talent star’s statements, her eldest child Phoenix also confirmed the ISIS video viewing in a declaration against Belafonte.
“He got us all to watch men being beheaded with chainsaws by ISIS, as we were in the kitchen and he was cooking,” Phoenix said of the incident which occurred during her 16th birthday trip with friends.