Just as it was revealed that Mel B is under investigation for witness tampering by the LAPD in her bitter divorce battle with ex Stephen Belafonte, DailyMail.com has learned that his lawyers are initiating a probe into a second incident involving a potential witness.
DailyMail.com can reveal the singer also contacted a Swedish university student who claims she had threesome sex with the couple multiple times and was filmed during some of those encounters.
The revelation comes on the heels of a revelation that a key witness for Belafonte in the domestic abuse case has filed a report with police after receiving a string of intimidating messages from America’s Got Talent judge.
Rapper Siya Sherman has been interviewed by officers in Van Nuys, near LA and has also been questioned by lawyers representing Belafonte.
Mel B (pictured left outside court last week) is being investigated for felony witness intimidation against a female rapper who was due to testify for ex Stephen Belafonte and now a second woman is claiming she was contacted by Mel
Siya Sherman filed a police complaint on Monday alleging the former Spice Girl sent her threatening texts. She was expected to testify that Belafonte never physically abused Mel, and that the singer frequently used illegal drugs
Siya was also expected to testify that Mel B called the shots in three-way sex sessions involving Belafonte and their one-time nanny Lorraine Gilles (pictured center)
In an exclusive interview the second women claiming to have been contacted by Mel, a 22-year-old university, student, claimed to DailyMail.com that Mel tried to convince her to testify that Belafonte had ‘raped’ her.
The woman, who looks very similar to the couple’s former nanny Lorraine Gilles, with blonde hair and blue eyes, said she received a message on Instagram from Mel’s celebrity hairstylist and close friend Gary Manatyan last week.
The message obtained by DailyMail.com reads: ‘Hi. Please let me know what number MelB can contact you. This is Gary her friend. She ask me to contact you.’
The woman responded that she didn’t know who Gary was and that she didn’t want to ‘stand in between the situation’.
She added: ‘I have No contact with him (Belafonte) anymore so I am out of the situation totally, so u can tell her that if She want to contact me She can Write me on Instagram.’
Late on Friday night when she was sleeping the student received a call from a Beverly Hills cell number which she didn’t answer.
Speaking with a heavy Swedish accent, she told DailyMail.com: ‘I was woke up by a call, it was 3am, and the number was from the US and straight after that Gary was writing me again on Instagram, he gave me his number and said Mel wants to talk to me.
‘I thought the call I received had come from Stephen so I called it back and it was Mel.
‘I didn’t say so much because I was just in shock and I didn’t want her to record anything.
‘She said, “Your sex tape is already out there and your name is already out there and you have to be in court in about two or three weeks and my lawyers can help you and I can pay for a trip.”
The woman, who looks very similar to the couple’s former nanny Lorraine Gilles, with blonde hair and blue eyes, said she received a message on Instagram from Mel’s celebrity hairstylist and close friend Gary Manatyan (above with Mel B) last week
Last minute addition: Dressed in a dark grey suit, Belafonte was a last minute show-up, just before the Judge Dordi adjourned for the day
Both Mel B and Belafonte have admitted to having threesomes with their German nanny Lorraine Gilles (center) among others
‘And I said I can’t because I’m going to school and I didn’t want to be involved with it.
‘But she said, “No you have to, it’s like in the law, if the court is calling you you have to go there.”
DailyMail.com has confirmed that the number the woman called does belong to Mel.
The student is not on any witness list submitted into court as part of the domestic abuse case nor has she been subpoenaed to give evidence.
It’s also understood she does not appear in any of the videos submitted as evidence by Belafonte’s legal team.
In fact a source close to the case says, despite the woman’s fears, none of the videos submitted to the court would ever be released to the public.
They will be viewed by the judge in closed quarters.
The student continued: ‘Mel was saying, “I know about the (sex) tape and I know about the sex act and that you were crying and saying no and I want you to be in court for that. She never actually said the words, but she was inferring that Stephen had raped me.’
The woman – who has asked to remain anonymous – said the suggestion she was raped or said no during a sex act with Belafonte while being filmed was ‘wrong’.
‘No that never happened, Stephen has only ever been respectful,’ she said.
‘I told Mel no, but she kept saying, “No, you have to, I will pay for the trip, you have to go in two or three weeks because of the tape, your name is already out, the tape is already out and you can talk to my lawyer.” And I said yes, I didn’t know what else to say.’
The woman said Mel added: ‘You can do whatever you want but I’m just caring about you and my lawyer will contact you tomorrow.’
The student said she was ‘shocked’ and felt ‘scared’ by the unexpected call but no lawyer contacted her and Mel hasn’t been in touch since. She immediately contacted Belafonte’s legal team to express her concern.
She reiterated that what Mel was saying ‘wasn’t true’.
‘It wasn’t true, I told her, “no, that’s not what happened,” Stephen has always treated me well, and Mel has also treated me well.
‘But now I’m worried that she is going to hang me out because I’m not going to do what she wants me to. Clearly she wants her to be winning this kind of thing because, everyone thinks Stephen has been doing these things.’
The woman says she never once witnessed Belafonte becoming aggressive towards his wife.
She revealed she had threesomes with Mel and Belafonte ‘three times’ but she also had sex alone with both Mel and Belafonte on separate occasions.
The couple met the Swedish student through a mutual friend and she spent weekends at their Hollywood home and she also once flew out to meet them in Ibiza during a vacation.
The woman, who last saw the couple together in Ibiza during the summer of 2016, also revealed she witnessed first hand Mel’s drinking problems.
Mel B is alleged to have shot a video of husband Stephen Belafonte having sex with another woman, although the identity of the mystery woman involved has not been revealed
‘She was drinking a lot and I saw her smoking weed in Ibiza. I remember when I was at the house in Hollywood she was taking shots of vodka at 10am while baking cakes with her kids, and then she’d open a bottle of champagne.
‘I know Stephen was upset by it, he didn’t like to see that, but he was never aggressive with her.’
Shockingly, the woman claims bi-sexual Mel kissed her passionately in front of her young daughter Madison, aged six in the star’s living room at her Hollywood Hills home.
‘It was during the early evening at Mel and Stephen’s house,’ she recalls.
‘Mel had been drinking and she kissed me on the lips with tongues. It made me feel very uncomfortable because Madison was watching. Later Madison asked me why I was kissing her mother and I didn’t know what to say.’
Last week DailyMail.com revealed a video filmed by America’s Got Talent judge Mel showing Belafonte having sex with another woman has been submitted as evidence in the divorce battle.
The sordid recording will be entered into court in amongst more than 2,100 exhibits Belafonte’s legal team plan to present at the domestic abuse trial later this month.
The identity of the mystery woman involved in the sex tape isn’t known, but both Mel B and Belafonte have admitted to having threesomes with their German nanny Lorraine Gilles among others.
We also revealed that as well as Siya, other witnesses listed in the case include the couple’s nanny Lorraine Gilles – currently embroiled in a defamation suit with Mel – and the singer’s ex-husband, and father of her eldest daughter Phoenix Chi, 18, Jimmy Gulzar.
A stripper who publicly revealed she had a threesome with Mel and Belafonte in Australia is also listed.
According to the paperwork exotic dancer Siara Diande will testify as to the ‘circumstances surrounding the sexual interaction between Petitioner, Respondent and herself, in or about early November 2010’.
Diande, 32, has previously revealed she bedded the pair after catching their eye at a strip club in Kings Cross, Sydney.
During the threesome she said Belafonte was a ’gentle giant’ while Mel was the boss in the relationship.
An amended witness list includes Australian stripper Siara Diana, 32, who has previously revealed she bedded the pair after catching their eye at a strip club in Kings Cross, Sydney – Siara said Belafonte was a ’gentle giant’ while Mel was the boss in the relationship
She told an Australian news site that Belafonte was ‘really nice and respectful’ and that Mel B ‘didn’t seem to mind’.
‘I got the impression that it is Mel that wears the pants and is the boss in the relationship,’ she said.
Meanwhile, rapper Siya Sherman has been interviewed by officers in Van Nuys, near LA and has also been questioned by lawyers representing Belafonte.
The messages sent on Instagram messenger, which are believed to include a series of serious allegations about Belafonte, were allegedly designed to sway Siya from giving testimony at the upcoming domestic abuse trial.
To be charged with witness tampering, the attempt to alter or prevent testimony is sufficient.
The tampering need not have actually been successful in order for it to be criminal.
The crime comes with a maximum 20 year prison sentence if violence is used or physical threats are made.
Heavily tattooed recording artist Siya is listed in court papers as a witness for Belafonte. She is set to testify about Mel’s alleged drug use.
Earlier this week DailyMail.com revealed text messages filed in court that showed former Spice Girl Mel, 42, was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.
Siya is one of 18 witnesses Belafonte’s lawyers plan to call and next to her name in court documents it states: ‘Ms. Sherman will testify to her personal observations of the interaction and dynamics between Petitioner and Respondent during the time period of 2012 – 2013, as well as Petitioner’s use of illicit narcotics during the same period.’
It’s believed the 30-year-old openly gay rapper is a long time friend of the couple.
A source close to the case told DailyMail.com: ‘Stephen’s lawyers could potentially seek a court order to ask a judge to formally instruct Melanie not to engage in any witness intimidation.
‘Melanie is playing a dangerous game by trying to get witnesses to falsify testimony to back up her own agenda. ‘The lawyers are now investigating to see if any of the other witnesses have been intimidated by Melanie in a similar fashion. ‘It seems like she has gone rogue.’