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Mel B appears beaten and covered in bruises for shocking video to highlight domestic violence after claiming she tried to leave her 'abusive' relationship for 10 years

Important: Mel looked unrecognisable with a face covered in bloody cuts and bruises for her appearing in the video

  • The former Spice Girl can be seen attempting to flee her violent partner in the video made in collaboration with classical composer Fabio D'Andrea
  • For the video, Mel wore makeup to mimic the appearance of bloodied cuts and bruises 
  • It comes as Mel also claimed she attempted to leave her marriage to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte for a decade
  • The singer previously accused her ex of 'emotional and physical abuse,' which he denies
  • The former couple divorced in 2017, with Mel revealing last year that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • If you have been affected by this story, contact Women's Aid at www.womensaid.org.uk
  • Mel B has appeared beaten and covered in fake bruises for a shocking music video to highlight the effects of domestic violence.

The former Spice Girl, 45, can be seen attempting to flee her violent partner in the Women's Aid video, which was made in collaboration with classical composer Fabio D'Andrea.

It comes as Mel also claimed she attempted to leave her marriage to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte, who has denied any accusations of abuse, for a decade but found it to be an 'impossible' situation.

Hard-hitting: Mel B, 45, has appeared beaten and covered in bruises for a shocking music video to highlight the effects of domestic violence

Hard-hitting: Mel B, 45, has appeared beaten and covered in bruises for a shocking music video to highlight the effects of domestic violence

Mel B appears in shocking video to highlight domestic violence

In the video, Mel can be seen wearing makeup to mimic a bloodied face and bruises as she is dragged across the room and beaten by her partner.

While the video shows that the couple's relationship is the picture of happiness to those around them, behind closed doors she is left terrified by her partner's violent behaviour.

The clip ends with a bloodied Mel dramatically fleeing her house after her partner leaves, desperate to escape his abusive behaviour.

Shocking: The former Spice Girl can be seen attempting to flee her violent partner in the Women's Aid video, which was made in collaboration with classical composer Fabio D'Andrea

Shocking: The former Spice Girl can be seen attempting to flee her violent partner in the Women's Aid video, which was made in collaboration with classical composer Fabio D'Andrea

Brutal: In the video, Mel can be seen wearing makeup to mimic a bloodied face and bruises as she is dragged across the room and beaten by her partner

Brutal: In the video, Mel can be seen wearing makeup to mimic a bloodied face and bruises as she is dragged across the room and beaten by her partner

Scared: She is visibly terrified of her male partner as he pushes her against the wall and attempts to strangle her

Scared: She is visibly terrified of her male partner as he pushes her against the wall and attempts to strangle her

Hidden image: The video shows how Mel's relationship can seem picture perfect to those around her, but behind closed doors it's a different story

Hidden image: The video shows how Mel's relationship can seem picture perfect to those around her, but behind closed doors it's a different story

Alternative sight: The video shows the couple dancing together, alluding to the image of their 'happy' relationship

Alternative sight: The video shows the couple dancing together, alluding to the image of their 'happy' relationship

Terrified: As well as trying to cover her bruises, Mel is watched and secretly filmed by her partner in the video, who attempts to silence her

Terrified: As well as trying to cover her bruises, Mel is watched and secretly filmed by her partner in the video, who attempts to silence her

Speaking to The Sun following the video's release, Mel, who is now a patron for Women's Aid, explained: 'Whether it be the spitting or the strangulation, these are things that actually happen. They are all these women's stories.

'I came out of making that video with bruises because I wanted it to be an honest representation of what we have all gone through.

'There is a bedroom scene where I am attacked, it was really important to make that real.'

Run! As her partner leaves the house, a bruised Mel can be seen trying to flee the house
Important: Since her divorce Mel has been a patron for Women's Aid

Run! As her partner leaves the house, a bruised Mel can be seen trying to flee the house and escape her abusive ordeal

Violent: Speaking about the video, Mel said: 'I came out of making that video with bruises because I wanted it to be an honest representation of what we have all gone through'

Violent: Speaking about the video, Mel said: 'I came out of making that video with bruises because I wanted it to be an honest representation of what we have all gone through'

Hard-hitting: The video is part of a series by D'Andrea that has also included actor Russell Tovey highlighting issues around fame and mental health

Hard-hitting: The video is part of a series by D'Andrea that has also included actor Russell Tovey highlighting issues around fame and mental health

Mel also hinted that five years since leaving her marriage, she has found love again with a new partner, admitting that following her ordeal she couldn't even be hugged or touched for a year.

The singer also welcomed the introduction of The Domestic Abuse Bill into law, with the new Act setting out the definition as being beyond just physical violence, and including coercive control and emotional and sexual abuse.

However Mel also detailed that despite divorcing Stephen, she is still embroiled in a custody arrangement meaning she cannot see her daughter Madison for weeks on end.

Important: Mel looked unrecognisable with a face covered in bloody cuts and bruises for her appearing in the video

Important: Mel looked unrecognisable with a face covered in bloody cuts and bruises for her appearing in the video

Scary: She said: 'It seems strange to say I am proud of showing something so brutal and disturbing but it is my mission to raise awareness of something so many women go through'

Scary: She said: 'It seems strange to say I am proud of showing something so brutal and disturbing but it is my mission to raise awareness of something so many women go through'

Progress: In a new interview following the video's release, Mel welcomed the introduction of The Domestic Abuse Bill into law

Progress: In a new interview following the video's release, Mel welcomed the introduction of The Domestic Abuse Bill into law

Since leaving her ex, Mel has settled into a new life in Leeds with her mum Andrea and has vowed to teach her daughters how to maintain a good relationship, including a ban on yelling in her house.

Speaking further about the short film, Mel said: 'I'm so incredibly proud to be part of this project which means so much to me because this is a collaboration of three things that are so important in my life. Music, dance and a way to highlight the ever increasing issue of violence towards women.

'It seems strange to say I am proud of showing something so brutal and disturbing but it is my mission to raise awareness of something so many women go through every day, every week, every month of their lives.

Powerful: Since leaving her ex, Mel has settled into a new life in Leeds with her mum Andrea and has vowed to teach her daughters how to maintain a good relationship

Powerful: Since leaving her ex, Mel has settled into a new life in Leeds with her mum Andrea and has vowed to teach her daughters how to maintain a good relationship

Performance: Mel added: 'I want this to count for all victims of abuse. I want to help raise awareness, raise money and do anything I can to put a stop to this epidemic'

Performance: Mel added: 'I want this to count for all victims of abuse. I want to help raise awareness, raise money and do anything I can to put a stop to this epidemic'

'I have had my own experiences of abusive relationships but as patron of Women's Aid I have spoken to so many other women, listened to what they have gone through and I know how very real the danger is to so many women out there and I'm not going to stop breaking the silence and the shame around this subject because it's too much and we have to stand up and do something.

'This performance represents the stories and the experiences of those women I have met, spoken to or heard about.

'My heart breaks for every single woman and child who suffers from some form of domestic abuse. I want this to count for all victims of abuse. I want to help raise awareness, raise money and do anything I can to put a stop to this epidemic.'

Relationship: It came as Mel also claimed she tried to leave her marriage for 10 years, after accusing ex-husband Stephen of 'emotional and physical abuse,' which he denies

Relationship: It came as Mel also claimed she tried to leave her marriage for 10 years, after accusing ex-husband Stephen of 'emotional and physical abuse,' which he denies

The video is part of a series by D'Andrea that has also included actor Russell Tovey highlighting issues around fame and mental health.

D'Andrea said: 'So much can be communicated via the arts that cannot be in other ways. We all hope this video can connect with as many people as possible.

'Domestic violence exists in every section of society but we rarely hear about it. This music and this video aims to change that.

'This video performance represents the stories and the experiences of many, many women. It is very real, very raw.'

Teresa Parker, head of communications for Women's Aid, said: 'Specialist services, such as those run by Women's Aid nationally and the local services run by our members all around the country, truly help to save lives.

'We are asking everyone to share this important video, to help us raise awareness, and if you can consider donating to Women's Aid or your local domestic abuse service to make sure that women fleeing abuse, like the woman that Melanie is playing in the video, are able to access the help and support that they urgently need.'

Tough: Speaking to ITV News she said: 'Some women don't have access to their phones, even their finances. Like in my situation, you are completely cut off from a regular normal world'

It came as Mel also claimed she tried to leave her marriage for 10 years, after accusing ex-husband Stephen of 'emotional and physical abuse.'

In an interview for ITV News, the singer explained she attempted to leave her relationship multiple times, but kept going back to him.

She said: 'I was married for 10 years and I did find the strength to leave, but then I ended up going back… it was just an impossible situation for me.'

'When you are in that kind of relationship, it literally feels impossible to get out because you're isolated.

'Some women don't have access to their phones, even their finances. Like in my situation, you are completely cut off from a regular normal world. What becomes your normality is living in an abusive relationship with no way out, but there is help.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Stephen Belafonte for further comment. 

Over: Mel and Stephen divorced in 2017, with Mel revealing last year that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (pictured in 2016)

Over: Mel and Stephen divorced in 2017, with Mel revealing last year that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (pictured in 2016)

Mel previously claimed that much of her abuse was recorded, as well as herself and Stephen having sex, which he claimed was consensual.

The former couple divorced in 2017, with Mel revealing last year that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which can lead to flashbacks.

The singer told how she once woke up from a nightmare convinced that her ex had tried to chop off her finger.

Mel said she didn't realise how traumatised she was until after the release of her book Brutally Honest when she struggled to speak about the alleged abuse during interviews.

She said: 'I didn't even realise for so many years that I was in a ­coercive relationship. It was only through doing my book that I began to fully understand the situation I had been living in for ten years. And I know I'm not the only one like that.'

Mel said she knows domestic abuse is something millions of women around the world experience and she knows she will help others by speaking out. 

She and Stephen divorced the following year and spent months battling it out in a nasty court fight before finally reaching a settlement in August 2018 which involved the abuse charges being dropped.

In 2017, Stephen denied Mel's allegations of abuse in a statement, telling TMZ: '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.

'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.'

'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.'

Mel previously said she's been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder since her marriage broke down in 2016. 

If you have been affected by this story, contact Women's Aid at www.womensaid.org.uk.

Issues: The estranged former couple currently share joint custody of Madison following their acrimonious divorce in late 2017 (Pictured in August 2016)

Issues: The estranged former couple currently share joint custody of Madison following their acrimonious divorce in late 2017 (Pictured in August 2016)

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Comment by mr1stroke on May 24, 2021 at 7:03pm

Lol it feels good Terry Tobby, dont it?

Comment by mr1stroke on May 23, 2021 at 2:39pm

Terry Toby Bubbler lol my n***** Terry Toby see it is real fun you get to cursed, now you speak patois, that is what you were suppose to do from the get go instead of looking for hugs, now where did you say you are a motivational speaker, how about you scroll back to your previous comments and tell me if i got it wrong?

Lol you are struggling to read the comments, you havent read every thing but you sure find the time and energy to respond to every single one of them, but cant say nothing about what you claim to be, oh well dont that make you dumber? Imagine people like me in charge of employees, well ive been doing it for the past 11 years and so far no complaints, but imagine someone like you who speaks so proper with all that top education you claim to have yet punching the clock for a white person or any person who might be less educated than you, that is what i call failure in life, in fact you so insecure of your self and ashamed of your life you couldnt even tell us whats your line of occupation, most people who claim they are educated are quick to tell people 2 things, what school they have been and degree they hold, and also their line of business, you cant even talk about neither lol.

You sound real upset in your last sentence, cursing and all like you are at the farmers market in kingston lol, dont any one ever tell you that you look like a run away slave from the plantation trying to keep up with civilization, look at you trying to look cool with your chain, and little bracelet, what type of shades are those, designers or fake louis? you go boy, forget about me trying to score points, you definitely going to score some points you devastated n***** lol, sit your monkey ass down and wait for that next pay check so you can buy a new outfit, make sure its rainbow i think youre ready to come out, get you some lip gloss to, im sure you see those n***** faggots these days, they are over the top with it

Comment by Terry Bubbler on May 23, 2021 at 9:54am

You are actually dumb as f*** for real mr1stroke sambo bwoy. Where I say that I was a motivational speaker? You dunce c*** of the highest order. What an absolute wanker you are. You are quite hilariously scary, that is, if your claims to own a business is actually true. Imagine people like you being in charge of an employees destiny? I'm actually struggling to read what you wrote, so AGAIN, I haven't read everything, as your spelling and grammar are at primary school standard. 

Now f*** off and go look real life p**** rather than trying to score points here online, you nasty seedy backstreet stalker. You stink like f****** sewage, you wasteman. 

Comment by mr1stroke on May 22, 2021 at 3:55pm

Terry Toby Bubbler lol my n***** see hoe easy it is to be your self, you may used a few fancy words but youre showing the true you, but wait lol that is your early 2000s carnival picture, where was that carnival at? And this is what i keep telling dumb niggers you cant post personal information like what line of business you are in, what university you been, you claim you are a motivational speaker, but cant tell who and where you have spoken, and what group you have work with, those are not personal, if you can come on here talking about how educated you are, you dont hang with this people, that people those people, worrying about how others address the topics on here, you should be able to tell us about who you are that is not at all personal, i have yet to meet any one with a good life busy taking pictures in the slump lol, you can take your time to type all that stuff, responding back and fourth but cannot say anything to represent who you are, but im pretty sure youre spending your weekend hanging with Clive Myrie, have fun 

Comment by Aerocity Service on May 22, 2021 at 3:53pm
Comment by Terry Bubbler on May 22, 2021 at 12:08pm

mr1stroke sambo boy, just as I thought, typical section 8 ameriCUNT hanging out nefariously seeking Caribbean pum pum like the stalker that you are, all on a Caribbean themed site denigrating Caribbean linguistic patois, labeling us as 3rd world, really? 

You've definitely played yourself now, I knew you were a fraud. You are like those paedophiles that hang around public toilets waiting for little boys to ensnare into your trap. Why else would you be hanging around on this site all these years if you can't relate to the Caribbean?  

And in relation to your rampant badgering for me to post up my way of living and what I do for a living, you also come across like a battyman, why are you so keen to know about ANOTHER MAN? From my first foray onto cyberspace way back in the early 90s, I've never EVER posted up about my family nor anything too personal, why should I start now for a battyman to trace me?

Cotton picking sambo boy, with all your "business dealings" as you claim why is your spelling so f****** atrocious?  

And as for my early 2000s carnival pic, at least, I can put one up, what about you?  Dutty ameriCUNT chi chi man?

Comment by mr1stroke on May 22, 2021 at 7:34am

Lol so looking at your picture Terry Toby what class of people you interact with your hair like that, looking like you from a 1992 Shabba Ranks reggae video, you standing next to a distress property that is abandoned and where do they still have unfinish concrete like that, lol do you live in the slump in the UK, i mean the way you speak i thought you were doing much better than that, come on now take down that picture, you look like a 60 years old crackhead on welfare in America, lol seriously what kind of man living a good life looking like that, no wonder you try to sound like Prince Harry, didnt you get the memo the queen kicked out Meghan she said no niggers allowed 

Comment by mr1stroke on May 22, 2021 at 7:26am

Terry Bubbler lol Terry Terry, Toby Toby, you dont understand but you are still responding, you claimed you did not speak like normal people, you are all intellect all day every day, you claim you did not hang with normal people all your friends are highly educated but look how you speak that foreign language so fast the way you do on a normal day lol, but the sad part you cannot say anything about your self, you dont have time for social media, but look how many comments you have posted, did you count them? Tell me what have you achieve so far lol, that's ehat happens to niggers like you, you want to be important but have nothing to show for, i told you i dony speak that 3rd world country language, use some big words so i can google them lol, what is your activities for the weekend, share with us, what do successful black people do in your side of the world on the weekend, come on now talk to us, tell is something

Comment by Terry Bubbler on May 22, 2021 at 5:30am

You dunce f***** and you still can't read, but we knew this all along, sodomite, YOU EXPOSED YOURSELF. 

Is it only ghetto people that can cuss? As I said, I had to get all basic on you, as you're clearly struggling with basic English, that is also quite evident in your long ass thesis (of which I've only read the first couple of sentences) as you obviously can't express what you need to say in a couple of paragraphs.  

Suck cocky bwoy, stop judging every black person from a black ghetto ameriCUNT perspective, once you do that,  you're halfway there to educating yourself. Pick up a book sometime, it works wonders. 

Comment by mr1stroke on May 21, 2021 at 7:39pm

And ladies and gents dont ever let no one tell you that you are less than what you are, it will be those close to you who will tell you what you can and cannot do, or how useless you are, especially those with the same color  skin, that is the poison that white people created on the black community like tje corona virus a bacteria that you cannot cure if you dont know how, insecure negros who owns nothing with nothing to show for will try to impress you with their little education in order to feel better because thats what the white men teach them

When the king was looking for someone to fight Goliath because his Army was not strong enough, he was giving out rewards when David got up and said he would take him down it was his own brothers who laughed at him and told him he was weak, he never been to the Military, he never trained for battles, he never used any weapons how was he going to do that? But they did not understand and did not know his strength, They did not know he had a force bigger than all who walks with him, those were David true enemies, others were laughing at him, those who were weaker than him, but with a slingshot he took down Goliath

The professionals, Top engineers built the titanic but said to the world that the ship was so strong not even God can sink it, today the remain of the titanic is still under the sea they still cannot bring it up because God say so, but the Ark was built by amateurs Noah and his family and the power God that ship survive the flood to the new world, dont ever let idiots tell you what you can or cannot do or how strong you are, only God knows your strength, and this is how i speak to the people i assist when i do, now google these statements you have never heard them any where before or sound like this because this is how a motivational speaker does it, have your own mind, your own method to help build this world or your community, i leave you with this people, and dont ever say i never help any one, there are those who are copying and saving these comments, i already know i set my marks in this world, when i die even those who never met me will remember me, that's what happened when God built you with a purpose, no matter the level of your education

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