Mel B has been ‘ordered to pay’ estranged husband Stephen Belafonte a reported $40,000 a month, despite squandering the bulk of her multi-million pound fortune during their 10-year marriage.
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Former Spice Girl, Mel B has been ‘ordered to pay’ estranged husband Stephen Belafonte a reported £30,529 ($40,000) a month, despite ‘squandering’ the bulk of her multi-million pound fortune during their 10-year marriage.
A Los Angeles judge is understood to have granted film producer Belafonte’s request for emergency spousal support to cover basic amenities including food, housing and phone bills.
In court documents obtained by DailyMail.com Judge Lawrence P Riff made the order at LA Superior Court Friday.
The judge did however decline to slap an order on Mel B requiring her to desist from interfering in the listing and sale of the couple’s $8.9million Hollywood Hills home.
Judge Riff wrote:
‘The Court has considered carefully Brown’s allegations… that she suffered serious, debilitating abuse at the hands of Belafonte resulting in bodily injury and profound emotional distress.’
But he added that Belafonte had also entered a sworn declaration ‘categorically and emphatically’ denying all such allegations.
In conclusion he wrote that the ‘competing user-oath allegations and denials’ do not constitute documented evidence.
‘Belafonte’s request for temporary Spousal Support is granted,’ he said.
Mel is said to earn about £190,000 ($249,000) a month by being a judge on America’s Got Talent.
Her financial situation was laid bare in June when it was revealed her multi-million pound fortune had been wiped out due to her ‘extravagant’ lifestyle.
And in another shocking twist to the divorce battle, it was claimed the Spice Girls star has just £961 ($1259) left in one of her company accounts.
Source | DailyMail