As The Blast first reported, Mel B was granted a restraining order on Friday against Belafonte. He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from her until a hearing next month.
In her declaration, Mel B recounts an incident on June 12 where she was on her way to the family home to meet Belafonte so they could each retrieve their personal property from the home.
“On my way to the Cordell property, I was unable to attend the meeting,” she says. “My heart began racing and I was having extreme difficulty breathing. I began to have flashbacks of incidents where Stephen would terrorize me in front of the children. The thought of returning to the Cordell property to face my abuser again, brought to the surface every name hurled at me, every tear I shed at the hands of Stephen, every physical beating that I suffered from him.”
Mel B continued, “Due to my extreme terror of Stephen and thought of having to be in a confined space anywhere near him again, I had a full-blown panic attack. I was hospitalized at Cedar Sinai Hospital that afternoon.”
She says when she checked into the hospital, she did so under an alias so she could “avoid any paparazzi gaining information concerning my hospital stay.”
Both sides are due in court next month.