Mel B’s estranged husband has a lengthy list of witnesses in their bitter divorce battle who he claims will refute the singer’s allegations of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.
Court documents filed Thursday reveal that Stephen Belafonte plans to call 18 witnesses to testify on his behalf, including stripper Siara Dianda, with whom the couple allegedly participated in a threesome, as well as rapper Siya Sherman, a close friend of the pair.
“Ms. Diandra [sic] will testify as to the circumstances surrounding the sexual interaction between Petitioner [Mel B], Respondent [Belafonte] and herself, in or about early November 2010. … 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,” Belafonte’s legal team claims in new filings obtained by Page Six.
Mel, 42, filed for divorce from Belafonte, also 42, in March and obtained restraining orders against him and Gilles. Mel has accused Belafonte of physically abusing her and sexually exploiting her with sex videos he allegedly threatened to release if she didn’t participate in threesomes with Gilles and other women. Belafonte has vehemently denied the claims and argued that their divorce was due to Mel’s alleged drug use.
The former Spice Girl previously claimed that Belafonte slept with Gilles when she wasn’t there, filmed threesomes with Gilles and herself and also forced Gilles to get an abortion.
The one-time au pair initially denied the allegations that she and Belafonte had sex behind Mel B’s back, but confessed in a deposition revealed Thursday that she and Belafonte hooked up without Mel 10 to 15 times. She also claimed that sex tapes featuring Mel exist, despite a search of a storage locker coming up empty in April, and admitted that she viewed the videos on Belafonte’s laptop as recently as last summer.
Other witnesses listed include assistants, security guards, other employees and an entertainment agent.
In addition to the amended witness list, an amended exhibit list also reveals that Belafonte’s attorneys plan to use a sex video…