Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mel B's ex asks judge to force her to cough up medical records to prove he abused her


Melanie 'Mel B' Brown's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has asked a court to force the former Spice Girl to produce hospital and medical records after she alleged he beat her.This comes after he was granted $40k a month in spousal support.

Court records show Belafonte's legal team made a request for the documents three months ago to prepare for a trial scheduled in September set to deal with the allegations of domestic violence against the film producer.

But despite repeated requests for the paperwork and three time extensions Mel's response has been 'woefully deficient', according to the court filing obtained by DailyMail.com, and Belafonte's attorney, Grace Jamra, has now filed a 'motion to compel' asking the court to order Mel to produce the records.

Jamra stated:

'The requested documents are relevant and absolutely essential for Respondent (Belafonte) to fully and adequately prepare for his defense at the trial and case on the domestic violence issues. As such, failing to grant this motion to compel would be entirely prejudicial to Respondent.'Belafonte first asked for the documents on April 5, two days after he was slapped with a temporary domestic violence restraining order.

After delaying their response Mel's legal team eventually produced some documentation on May 12, but according to Ms Jamra papers were missing.

The attorney says that Mel denied having any more documents 'despite' making the serious allegations of violent abuse, which, she states, 'would obviously be substantiated by written records or documents, such as hospital or medical records.'

After a series of letters failed to produce the paperwork Belafonte had 'no choice' but to ask the court to act, according to the court filing. Belafonte is now waiting for a judge to make the order.

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