Stephen Belafonte, Mel B’s soon to be ex-husband, who has been dragged through the media and accused of abusing Mel B physically and emotionally during their 10-year-relationship, is attempting to fight back by having his other ex, Nicole Contreras, investigated for extortion, claiming she’s making up abuse stories because she wants money.
Belafonte was able to tape Contreras leaving a message on his voicemail, claiming that if he didn’t give her $1 million dollars, she would go to the press along with Mel B and the two would be able to take him down. She is now being investigated by the police.
The Daily Mail writes:
In the report Belafonte alleged extortion and the reporting officer wrote: ‘Susp called victim and demanded $1million deposited into her account or she would disclose personal information to media.’ The police report was filed on Thursday.
In the recording, which Belafonte has handed over to police as evidence, Contreras is heard saying: ‘Mel called me, her people called me, they said they want to take you down, they asked me if I could take you down. Oh it’s so easy to take him down, so easy, what an easy request.
‘I want a million bucks in my account in two days otherwise you’re f***ed, it’s your choice, I swear to God I’m gonna talk so much sh*t about you, you have no idea, it’s your choice. And it’s gonna be really really bad.’
Contreras, 41, continued: ‘We’re gonna bury you. I have decided I’m gonna bury you,’ she said.
‘You do as much money as you can cause I’m done b**ch, I’m gonna take you down.’
In another exchange Contreras, who is the mother of Belafonte’s daughter Giselle, 12, hints that Mel B’s team had put her up to it.
‘Actually Mel’s crew is asking me for the story because they want to give you less money, it’s up to you what you wanna do,’ she is heard saying.
Earlier in the late night call Contreras had asked for $500,000 from Belafonte before upping the figure to $1million.
She said: ‘You actually have one day to do it, if not I’m selling my story. And my story is so ugly, it’s so bad, it’s really bad.’
At the end of the phone call, Contreras told Belafonte she would text him the exact amount of money she wanted and if it didn’t hit her account the next day she would go to the press.
‘That’s the choice,’ she said, taunting her ex by adding: ‘By the way the press loves me and they want my story, they love to hear about you and how sh***y you are.
‘It’s actually kind of better for me, it’s kind of fun. We’ll see. I’d almost just rather bad mouth you for a while because you’re such a s***head, so we’ll see I don’t know what I want to do.’
Belafonte didn’t send any money to his ex and Contreras was true to her word.
Within days she allegedly began contacting media organizations looking for the highest bidder.