WARNING: This post contains an account of domestic abuse which may be triggering for some readers.
The sister of British pop icon Mel B (Melanie Brown) has spoken out against the man who allegedly abused her sibling throughout the pair’s decade-long marriage.
Since news broke that the former Spice Girl had filed a restraining order against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte on Monday, Mel B’s sister Danielle Brown said she has been increasingly hounded by media for comment about her “evil” ex brother-in-law.
Deciding to post a statement on Instagram instead of “selling a story”, the stylist labelled her sister’s husband of ten years a “sorry excuse for a man”.
“Dear all media, I won’t be selling a story on my sister, never have and never will!!,” she began.
“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.”
Danielle tagged Belafonte and said her mother and herself had received “eight years of abusive calls” from her sister’s ex, during which he would threaten they would “never see Melanie again”.
“I am laughing and celebrating as you were wrong. You are a sorry excuse of a man!!”