Danielle Brown, the sister of Mel B, has shared a very frank post on Instagram, showing her gratitude for Mel B and Stephen Belafonte's split. Danielle claimed that she and her mother have spent the past eight years receiving "abusive calls" from the film producer, who said that they would never see Mel B again.
Mel B makes first public appearance since filing for divorce
Sharing a photo of herself throwing back her head in laughter, Danielle wrote: "Dear all media I won't be selling a story on my sister never have and never will!! Here is my comment below so you can now leave me and my mum alone and let us be united and grieve the loss of my dad. @stephenthinks11 8 years of abusive calls me and my mum have had stating we would never see Melanie again. I am laughing and celebrating as you were wrong. You are a sorry excuse of a man!! To the left to the left everything you own in the box to the left."
Mel B has filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte
Danielle concluded her post with a string of hashtags, including #gotmysistersback, #united, #mydadisdancinginhisgrave, #dontmesswiththebrowns.
Earlier this month Mel B, 41, filed a restraining order against her ex, alleging a litany of abuse throughout their nearly ten-year marriage. Stephen has now been ordered to stay away from Mel and her three children, Phoenix, 18, Angel, ten and five-year-old Madison. In the official paperwork, obtained by People, Mel claims that her estranged husband repeatedly beat her and left her terrified for her life.
News of the restraining order comes just a few weeks after Mel filed for divorce from Stephen. He has denied the claims to TMZ – first to report the news – and said he is "shocked" by the allegations. In her court documents, Mel detailed years of abuse, alleging that the first incident took place just five months after their June 2007 marriage. She said Stephen would abuse her whenever she succeeded in something, stating that he would "beat me down to let me know he was in charge".