Former Spice Girl Mel B has been slapped with a defamation lawsuit by her former nanny, who claims that the singer lied about her in a court declaration.
In her lawsuit, Lorraine Gilles also claims that the singer — full name: Melanie Brown — “seduced” her “with alcohol, fame and casual sex.”
Gilles says that in Brown’s April 3 declaration, the singer “needlessly and gratuitously included a number of supposedly factual statements” about Gilles, including that Brown’s husband Stephen Belafonte was having sex with Gilles, and that Belafonte impregnated her and demanded that she have an abortion, which was paid for with Mel B’s money.
“When read in its totality, Brown’s declaration portrays Gilles as a homewrecker, prostitute and extortionist, maliciously describing Gilles as being impudent, unscrupulous and exploitative,” the lawsuit reads.
“The statements made by Brown in her declaration are blatantly and demonstrably false” and were made with “reckless disregard of the truth,” the lawsuit adds.
Gilles’ complaint goes on to paint a very different picture of her time with Brown.
“In actuality, Brown, then 34 years old, seduced a naive and curious 18-year-old foreign exchange student, Gilles, with alcohol, fame and casual sex shortly after Gilles arrived in the United States in 2009,” the lawsuit reads. “From the onset, Brown and Gilles developed a friendship and sexual relationship with one another that was separate and apart from Brown’s relationship with her husband.”
Gilles says that Belafonte “was not present during most of the sexual encounters between Gilles and Brown,” and that she and Belafonte never had sex “without Brown’s knowledge or participation.”
The suit also says that Gilles “is personally aware of several ‘sex tapes’ recorded by Brown or her husband showing the three individuals having consensual group sex.”
As for the abortion, the lawsuit says that Gilles became pregnant from a one-night stand she had with a guy she met at “a popular bar in West Hollywood,” and that Brown encouraged her to have an abortion, advancing the cash for the procedure and booking a hotel room for her recovery.
The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and seeks unspecified damages.
TheWrap has reached out to a representative of Brown for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.