There are so many stories about Mel B’s soon-to-be ex-husband Stephen Belafonte allegedly being a top-shelf creep of the highest order, that you could make a wild guess about his life and not even come close to being correct. Go ahead, make one now! Think of the craziest shit Stephen Belafonte could be accused of. Okay, did you guess “forcing employees to watch ISIS beheading videos“? Well, that’s something that allegedly happened.
One of Mel B’s former assistants, 25-year-old Jonathan (not his real name) tells The Sun UK about some of the fuckery that allegedly happened while he was employed. The weirdest and most disturbing obviously being the times Stephen would gather everyone around the laptop for a screening of his favorite beheading videos. According to Jonathan, Stephen insisted it would make them realize what was happening in the “real world.”
“Stephen made us watch videos of ISIS and Mexican cartel beheadings, saying we needed to be prepared for anything in the real world.”
What part of Beverly Hills did Stephen and Mel B live in? Is there a section where celebrities don’t send their assistants, for fear they might be scooped up while buying $13 organic cold-pressed green juice and forced to beg for their life on LiveLeak? And what Stephen must not have realized is that those employees didn’t need to watch those violent videos; just watching Stephen act like an allegedly violent asshole to his wife was probably enough of a sobering reality check.
Of course Jonathan has many other bonkers accusations up his sleeve, because being forced to watch nightmare videos isn’t the only thing he experienced. He says that while working for Mel B, Stephen was the “scary” one. Jonathan, I appreciate that you still have a sense of humor after all you’ve been through. Here’s what Jonathan claims Stephen allegedly did:
Stephen allegedly bought a £4500 ($5840) backpack, never touched it, told Jonathan to return it two days later (the store wouldn’t take it back).
Stephen would allegedly spend £1500 ($1946) on shoes and would sell his old ones to a charity shop.
Stephen allegedly blew £11,500 ($15,000) on first-class tickets to Sweden to meet with a tattoo artist. He paid £6000 ($7800) for a tattoo, and flew home.
Stephen allegedly spent £1150 ($1493) on a bottle of whisky, but flew off the handle when Jonathan forgot to return a £10 can of paint.
Stephen allegedly used the Find My iPhone app to track Mel B’s whereabouts. When he found her, he would return with her about an hour later.
Jonathan didn’t come to a Beverly Hills Airbnb house fast enough with a set of keys, so Stephen allegedly kicked the door in.
Stephen was allegedly seeing their nanny Lorraine Gilles at an apartment Stephen had rented for Lorraine and Jonathan to live in.
Stephen allegedly kept a box of 24 sex toys in the garage.
Jonathan says that eventually enough was enough, and after about nine months of being Mel B’s assistant, he ran away.
“I got in my car and just left. It was like running from the mob.”
Yeah, a mobster who stores his sex toys in the garage? Who does that? That’s disgusting! Imagine getting picked up in the club, driven back to Stephen and Scary’s for a threesome, and being taken to the garage to pick out a sex toy? “In that box you’ll find two dozen of the finest sex toys known to man. No, not that box – that one is full of old magazines. The other one, beside the kids bikes and the lawn mower.”