Mel B alleges years of abuse from estranged husband

Former Spice Girl Mel B has filed a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, claiming years of abuse.

According to documents obtained by TMZ and People, the America's Got Talent and X Factor judge (real name: Melanie Brown), has accused her husband, Stephen Belafonte, of beating and threatening her throughout their 10-year marriage.

Belafonte, 41, is a "large, extremely aggressive, hostile and violent individual" who subjected her to "multiple physical beatings" throughout their relationship, Brown, 41, wrote in her filing.

Brown was granted the restraining order, and Belafonte was ordered to leave the family’s Los Angeles home and to stay away from Brown and her three children, Phoenix, 18, Angel, 10, and Madison, 5.

Incidents of alleged abuse include:

-Following her Dancing with the Stars finale in November 2007, Belafonte allegedly choked and slammed Brown against the floor while she prepared for a TV appearance.

-In July 2012, Brown says her ex accused her of flirting with Usher while she taped a segment for X Factor. Brown claims Belafonte flew into a rage, punching her in the face with a closed fist and splitting her lip.

-In August 2012, Brown says Belafonte punched and pushed her down after she performed with the Spice Girls at the London Olympics closing ceremonies. Brown says Belafonte then forced her to tweet out she injured herself running in 7-inch Christian Louboutins.

Brown says Belafonte would abuse her in retaliation for her success. "When something good would happen for me, he would beat me down to let me know he was in charge," she writes in her declaration.

Other allegations: The pop star says her ex forced her to participate in threesomes and threatened to release videos of the acts to ruin her career.

Brown also claims that Belafonte impregnated their nanny and told Brown that he wanted the woman to keep the baby and “all three of us live together.” She says Belafonte ultimately forced the woman to get an abortion and used Brown's money to pay the fees.

Over the course of their relationship, Brown says Belafonte has "taken millions of dollars" from her.

News of the restraining order comes just weeks after Brown filed for divorce from Belafonte, requesting joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison. (Elder children Angel and Phoenix are from her relationships with exes Eddie Murphy and Jimmy Gulzar.)

In her filing, Brown says she met Belafonte just two months after giving birth to her second child. "At the time I was vulnerable...as a single mother, my self-esteem was very low," she says. The couple married in June 2007 in Las Vegas after a short courtship.

Immediately after their marriage, Brown says, Belafonte "became emotionally and verbally abusive. He would tell me I was worthless...he would demean my appearance by telling me I was fat, ugly and old."

A final straw came when her father was dying of cancer. Brown says she believes Belafonte took her passport "so as to intentionally delay my travel such that I would not see my father prior to his death."

Brown ultimately flew to the U.K. on Feb. 28, 2017. Her father died on March 4.

Belafonte denied all the allegations to TMZ on Monday.

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