Mel B obtains restraining order against estranged husband Stephen Belafonte

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Melanie "Mel B" Brown has filed a temporary restraining order against Stephen Belafonte, claiming that he beat, threatened and exploited her throughout their almost 10-year- marriage, PEOPLE confirms.

It was previously claimed that the estranged couple had an "open and loose relationship" but Mel states that Stephen actually forced her to have "intercourse with him and random women".

That same year, Mel performed at the London Olympics closing ceremony, and the next day Belafonte allegedly punched her and pushed her face down into a carpet floor, causing her face to become "scabbed over the rug burns".

In a report by TMZ, Mel B claimed that Belafonte was a "monster, brutally beating her" and forces her to engage in a three-way sex with other women.

Mel B says in the documents: "I have tried to leave the Respondent many times".

According to TMZ, the restraining order was put in place on Monday (April 3), banning Belafonte access to the family home and the three children.

Statements presented allege Mel was subjected to violent physical and sexual abuse throughout their marriage.

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She says the abuse allegedly began in 2007 when they first tied the knot.

The British singer and America's Got Talent judge filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years last month, citing "irreconcilable differences".

She also claimed her husband paid off their nanny after urging her to abort his child.

"Omg "girl on a train" I thought the book was good but my word the movie is gripping", the mum of three had told her followers.

She also said Stephen, 41, impregnated their nanny. When she realized she didn't want to die she tried to call for help, but Belafonte prevented her from doing so, and when a friend called an ambulance, Belafonte turned them away.

Stephen has strongly denied his estranged wife's claims, telling TMZ on camera that he had been "set up".

"I am in fear of my safety and I am in fear of being irreparably harmed as a result of [Belafonte's] threats", Brown said in court documents.

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