The foreign born singer turned reality host turned fired reality host couldn’t burn any more bridges by having multiple celebrities being forced to testify under oath about the singer’s sex life and if the celebrities had been involved in the sex life and anything else that could damage future money making opportunities.
It was going to be ugly, so a big check was written.
Mel B settles defamation case with former nanny for $2.35 million: Report
The two-year battle is finally over.
A new report reveals that Spice Girl Mel B has settled a multimillion-dollar defamation suit with former nanny Lorraine Gilles for $2.35 million, reports Britain’s Mirror.
In the wake of her 2017 split from husband Stephen Belafonte, Mel B (real name: Melanie Brown) made some wild claims about Lorraine.
She called Lorraine a “prostitute.” She claimed in court documents that Stephen impregnated Lorraine, who worked for them for seven years, and used Mel’s money to pay for an abortion. Mel also claimed Stephen coerced the nanny to join them in sexual encounters.
Lorraine sued Mel for libel in 2017. In a 128-page libel suit, Lorraine denied Mel’s claims, including that she was ever pregnant by Stephen and said that she’d had a much stronger sexual relationship with Mel than with the singer’s husband.
According to the Mirror, the settlement means both women can now avoid having to rehash details about their past in open court — and that Mel’s famous friends and associates including, claims the Mirror, the other Spice Girls, former “America’s Got Talent” colleagues like Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum and more won’t have to testify. – Source