Today we’re hearing from the singer’s sister, Danielle Brown, who has decided to share her thoughts about the situation via social media and she made a few things crystal clear in her explanation.
First off, she made clear that she will not be selling any stories about her sister. Then she went on to go off on her soon-to-be brother-in-law, confirming, in the process, that he was abusive to not only her famous sister, but to her and their mother, as well.
Specifically Danielle Brown says:
“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.”
She also told Lorraine Giles — the nanny Mel says Belafonte got pregnant — to “rot in hell.”
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 ?I hope you Lorraine Giles and Michael Bleu go to jail and rot in hell !! #wifebeater #physcopath #animalkiller #abuser #eventslocker #moneylaundering #fraud #criminal #adultery #kidnap #attemptedmuder #firearm #controling #violent #evil #devilman #gotmysistersback #united #mydadisdancinginhisgrave #dontmesswiththebrowns
Meanwhile, Belafonte, who hasn’t commented or responded to the accusations, has broken his silence. He told TMZ, via his lawyers that Mel B’s domestic violence allegations are “outrageous and unfounded.”
“It’s a shame that Ms. Brown elected not to proceed in a respectful and amicable fashion in this very private matter. In due course, Mr. Belafonte will be filing his response to the outrageous and unfounded allegations made by Ms. Brown, which allegations he vehemently denies,” attorneys for Belafonte say in a statement.
“When the Court determines the truth, it will become clear that this entire charade was nothing more than a smear campaign intended to cover up Ms. Brown’s own conduct during the marriage in light of her current involvement with a family television show, and in an effort to unfairly gain leverage both financially and with respect to custody of the children.”
The statement continues …
“When the degree to which Ms. Brown has gone to create a false depiction of her marriage to Mr. Belafonte is uncovered, real victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse will be understandably offended, angry and upset.”
“Mr. Belafonte is confident that the truth will come out when he has his day in court at which time he looks forward to being reunited with his children,” adding, “What matters most to Mr. Belafonte is the safety and well-being of his daughters and step-daughters.”
The claims of physical abuse and sexual blackmail Mel B allegedly endured by Belafonte’s hands first hit the airwaves earlier this week.