Mel B says she’s ‘damaged goods’ after being ‘tortured’ by ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel B has says she is "damaged goods" after her explosive marriage to Stephen Belafonte.

The Spice Girl, who has revealed all in new autobiography ‘Brutally Honest’, has opened up about being in a "coercive relationship".

Speaking on today’s Good Morning Britain, Mel said she was a victim of "domestic violence, mental abuse and almost torture".

The singer, who filed for divorce with Stephen in March 2017, wants to address how difficult her 10 year marriage was in order to get closure.

On finding love again, she said: "I’m still abused and a little bit damaged. I’m damaged goods."

Mel B says she’s ‘damaged goods’ after being ‘tortured’ by ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel B believes she is ‘damaged goods’
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Mel B says she’s ‘damaged goods’ after being ‘tortured’ by ex Stephen Belafonte

The former couple filed for divorce in March 2017
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Speaking about the reason behind her new book, she said: "I had an unfortunate 10 year marriage in a coercive, abusive relationship. It’s something we don’t talk about, a taboo.

"I wanted to address all these difficult situations I’ve been in living such a life for 10 years. I wanted to own it and take back my power."

Mel admitted it was a "nerve-wracking" experience being completely honest in her new autobiography as he has been judged all her life.

She said: "One thing, I thing it’s important to know, my relationship, the man I was married to, he chose me, he seeked me out.

"It happened at a very vulnerable point in my life. I’d just had my second baby, Angel, from Eddie Murphy."

Mel B says she’s ‘damaged goods’ after being ‘tortured’ by ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel spoke about her ‘coercive’ relationship
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GMB hosts Susanna Reid asked the singer what behaviour she believes she was a victim of.

Mel replied: "Domestic violence, mental abuse and almost torture. It’s just not a very nice thing to have gone through.

"I’m kind of happy because I teamed up with Women’s Aid. It’s about educating people and making them aware that’s not normal, fair or respectful for anybody to treat any other person like that."

Mel B says she’s ‘damaged goods’ after being ‘tortured’ by ex Stephen Belafonte

Mel was not happy with the right of reply
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Piers Morgan was forced to give Stephen Belafonte’s right of reply, which read: "There is new litigation planned. He denies the allegations in full."

While he was speaking, furious Mel said: "I don’t want to hear that."

Afterwards she added: "You shouldn’t do the right of reply. You shouldn’t give him the platform."

Admitting he didn’t want to read it, Piers said: "I didnt want to. I’m team Mel. Team Scary."

*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6.00am

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