Female singer Mel B , a former member of Spice Girls band member, is has been ordered to pay her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte $40,000 per month.
According to Us Weekly, on July 14 A Los Angeles judge is understood to have granted film producer Belafonte’s request for emergency spousal support a reported $40,000( 900 millions VND) a month
In addition,Mel B must also hand over $140,000 (3 Billions VND) to cover her estranged husband's legal fees.The decision comes after Stephen Belafonte ‘s request for emergency spousal support on july 1.
Mel B must pay to her ex-husband $ 40,000 a month. Photo: AFP / Getty Image
The ex-husband said that he does not have any significant income at the moment, he needs help paying for food, housing and his phone, among other things over $ 15,000 a month. The singer was also required by Stephen to pay $ 200,000 for attorney and forensic fees.
In the trial, Mel B's representative stated that the singer is currently in difficulty and having many tax debts.
The lawyer representing Belafonte said She wiped out all her Spice Girls’ money, approximately 50 million if not more and Mel has “just over $1.000” in one of her company’s bank accounts due to her “extravagant lifestyle”..
In addition, the 42-year-old singer’s lowter told the court that it would be unfair to make her pay for the person she accused of torturing and abusing her for a long time. Mel B was responsible for raising children and she should have been the one being subsidized .
The family ofMel B and Stephen Belafonte. Photo: Fame Flynet.
However, the ex-husband's objection was that Mel B's trying to avoid spousal support. The Music producer Stephen Belafonte claims his ex-wife is still making a lot of money.
the former couple separated earlier this year. Mel B subsequently claimed Belafonte abused her throughout their 10-year marriage and obtained a restraining order against him. She made multiple allegations of physical and emotional domestic violence, which he has denied.
The couple has a five-year-old daughter named Madison together and Mel is also the mom of 18-year-old Phoenix and 10-year-old Angel from previous relationships. Stephen also has a 12-year-old daughter
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