Furious Mel B calls in lawyers after nanny accused of having affair with ex Stephen Belafonte is pictured picking up daughter from school
- The Spice Girl and the producer went through an acrimonious divorce in 2017
- Nanny Lorraine Gilles admitted in a deposition to having sex with Belafonte as well as threesomes with Mel
- Mel paid the nanny $1.8 million in 2019 to settle a defamation lawsuit
- She said the settlement included a ‘stay away’ provision preventing Gilles from having contact with her daughters
- A source told The Sun Mel ‘is beside herself’ that Belafonte and Gilles are flouting the ‘stay away’ order
Mel B is said to be furious that the nanny whom she accused of wrecking her marriage to ex Stephen Belafonte is still caring for their daughter Madison.
The Spice Girl, 44, is looking into taking legal action to keep Lorraine Gilles away from the eight-year-old who is living with her father in Los Angeles, according to The Sun.
‘There is a stay away order in place to ensure Lorraine Gilles keeps out of the lives of Mel and her daughters,’ a spokesperson for the star told the UK outlet. ‘Her lawyers will be looking into this matter.’
Angry: Mel B, pictured last September, is said to be furious that the nanny whom she accused of wrecking her marriage to ex Stephen Belafonte is still caring for daughter Madison
Gilles was recently snapped picking up Madison from her school and walking the family dog with her.
Belafonte and Mel were divorced in late 2017.
She accused him of physical and emotional abuse and he claimed she was a cocaine and alcohol addict.
Gilles, who was 18 when she was hired by the celebrity couple as a nanny in 2009, admitted to having sex with both Belafonte and Mel including threesomes during a deposition in the messy divorce case.
In April 2019, the Spice Girl paid out $1.8 million to settle a defamation lawsuit brought against her by Gilles whom she had called a ‘prostitute’ and a ‘homewrecker’ two years earlier.
Still working for the ex: Lorraine Gilles, pictured with Belafonte and Mel in September 2015, was recently snapped picking up Madison from her school and walking the family dog with her
Issues: A source close to Mel told The Sun there are ‘valid reasons’ why she wants the nanny to stay away from Madison, now eight. Mom and daughter are pictured in August 2016
Apart: The Spice Girl is living in her native Britain after leaving her job as a judge on America’s Got Talent last year. Madison is living in LA with her father. The exes currently share custody
Mel and Belafonte currently share joint custody of Madison following their acrimonious divorce in late 2017.
However, in early February, TMZ reported, Belafonte, 44, filed for full custody of the the youngster claiming her mother had ‘all but abandoned’ her after returning to her native UK to live.
Mel returned to the UK after losing her gig as a judge on America’s Got Talent last year and is currently based there.
The former Scary Spice is also reported to be wanting to obtain full custody of Madison as she plans to remain in Britain.
In December, after learning that her former nanny was still involved in Madison’s life, the singer asked the court in Los Angeles to bar Gilles from having any contact with the child.
She cited a ‘stay away’ provision included in the confidential settlement she reached with Gilles but, according to The Sun, the judge denied the request.
A source close to Mel told The Sun there are ‘valid reasons’ why she wants the nanny to stay away and ‘she is beside herself’ that Belafonte and Gilles are flouting the ‘stay away’ order.
In addition to Madison, Mel B is mom to daughters Phoenix, 21, whose father is her first husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel, 12, whose father is Hollywood star Eddie Murphy.
Family: In addition to Madison, Mel B is mom to daughters Phoenix, 21, whose father is her first husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel, 12, whose father is Hollywood star Eddie Murphy. the tri are pictured in LA in 2018 along with Belafonte’s adult daughter Giselle
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