Mel B‘s ex-husband is being dragged to court docket by an up-and-coming singer who claims he price her a fortune after allegedly grifting her right into a bogus administration contract.
Malu Trevejo simply filed go well with in opposition to Stephen Belafonte — whom she alleges swindled her into signing a binding deal to have him signify her solely as her supervisor … this after she says he found her in 2020 and recommended they meet one-on-one to speak enterprise.
In her court docket docs, obtained by TMZ, Trevejo claims Belafonte fully misrepresented himself as a licensed expertise agent … and never simply that, but in addition says the settlement he had her signal was fully one-sided in his favor — which she says she naively signed.
The contract, nevertheless, is not her largest gripe … it is the alleged misappropriation of funds — to not point out what she claims had been predatory monetary practices Belafonte undertook.
For instance, Trevejo alleges Belafonte rented a luxurious Beverly Hills house in 2021 along with her money … however, in line with her, lied and insisted the lease was solely for a number of months … when, the truth is, she says it was truly for a 12 months — unbeknownst to her. For nearly all of the time, Trevejo claims Belafonte was utilizing the pad for himself and having her pay for it.
Another occasion of alleged fraud that Trevejo hurls is a $400k mortgage she claims Belafonte lent her via a pal … solely to cost her a large quantity of curiosity, upwards of $150k.
These are only a couple manifestations of what she claims was loads of self-dealing on his half … all at her expense, and below shady circumstances. For this, Trevejo says she’s entitled to main damages from Belafonte … as a result of he is price her loads of dough in 2 years.
Trevejo is suing for fraud, conversion, conspiracy, theft, misappropriation and breach of fiduciary obligation, amongst different claims … asking for this to be hashed out in entrance of a jury.