Mel B’s former nanny, Lorraine Gilles, is firing back.
Previously reported, the “America’s Got Talent” judge recently accused her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, of extortion, adding that Gilles is in bed with him — as she refused to surrender a stash of Spice Girls memorabilia, photos featuring Gilles and Belafonte, as well as the couple’s sex tapes.
Last month, the singer filed for divorce after ten years of marriage. Soon after, Mel B was granted a temporary restraining order against both her husband and the couple’s former nanny. They then began a custody battle. Mel B has three daughters, including one with Stephen.
Among her claims, Mel B revealed Belafonte demanded she partake in “sexual intercourse with him and random women” and threatened to release sex tapes of the sexual activity if she objected, “E! News” reports. But it didn’t stop there. According to Mel, Belafonte impregnated Gilles. While he initially wanted to father the child while she continued her services with their family, Mel revealed she demanded Gilles get an abortion and paid for the procedure with her money. Meanwhile, Belafonte’s lawyers have called Mel’s claims “outrageous and unfounded.”
Now, Gilles has filed a motion of her own — coming after Mel for both libel and defamation. In a lawsuit recently filed at a Los Angeles court, Gilles accuses the singer of invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, saying that the television personality portrayed her in her filings, which are public, as a “homewrecker, prostitute and extortionist” and that “in actuality,” the singer “seduced” her, a “naive and curious 18-year-old foreign exchange student … with alcohol, fame and casual sex”, “E! News” reports. Mel and Stephen have not responded to her claims.
Gilles’ filing went on to state that Lorraine “loved” Mel and “still deeply cares for her children, but has been forever hurt and betrayed by” her for her “false statements and public disclosure of private, sensitive information in her declaration.”
In her filing, Lorraine, went on to purport that Mel’s claims of forced sex are outrageous — it was all consensual. In fact, per Gilles, just weeks after she moved to Los Angeles, she met the pair and visited them in their home, during which they “drank and eventually had consensual group sex” upon the singer’s request. The court papers also state that Gilles claimed that afterwards, Mel would periodically contact her to “come over for drinks, sex and/or to help watch over her children” and that the two women “developed a friendship and sexual relationship with one another that was separate and apart” from the singer’s relationship with her husband.
As for Belafonte allegedly getting her pregnant, Gilles stated that in 2014, she got pregnant during a one-night stand with a man she met at a bar. She added that she had not had sex with the couple in the months leading up to the pregnancy. Mel, who was fully aware of the encounter, helped her arrange an appointment for an abortion, “advanced the cash” and booked a hotel for her to stay in so she could recover. Mel even visited Gilles at the hotel with the kids following the procedure, Gilles claimed.
In addition, Gilles’ claims that there is “no evidence” she ever used her former employer’s money without her knowledge or consent or that she “conspired” with Belafonte “in any way for an illicit motive.”
While neither Mel nor Belafonte have responded to Gilles’ motion, we anticipate the new claims will certainly inspire a reaction of some sort. What are your thoughts on Gilles’ claim she and the singer were lovers and Belafonte was simply a willing participant from time to time? Sound off in the comment section below.