Melanie 'Mel B' Brown's ex's legal team filed a motion to have a Los Angeles judge compel Borwn to reveal medical records, according to documents obtained by DailyMail.com.
Melanie 'Mel B' Brown's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte has asked a court to force the former Spice Girl to produce hospital and medical records after she alleged he beat her.
Court records show Belafonte's legal team made a request for the documents three months ago to prepare for a trial scheduled in September set to deal with the allegations of domestic violence against the film producer.
But despite repeated requests for the paperwork and three time extensions Mel's response has been 'woefully deficient', according to the court filing obtained by DailyMail.com, and Belafonte's attorney, Grace Jamra, has now filed a 'motion to compel' asking the court to order Mel to produce the records.
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Stephen Belafonte accused his estranged wife Mel B of withholding hospital records from the time he allegedly abused her. His legal team maintains these papers are important to his defense for the trial September 25 where Mel B is seeking a permanent restraining order
Belafonte (left) is accusing Brown (right) of ignoring his request for the hospital papers calling the documents she has handed over 'incomplete' and 'deficient'
It's understood the hospital records Belafonte are eager to see are the ones related to injuries Mel sustained when she was forced to pull out of The X Factor finale in the UK in 2014.
Jamra stated: 'The requested documents are relevant and absolutely essential for Respondent (Belafonte) to fully and adequately prepare for his defense at the trial and case on the domestic violence issues. As such, failing to grant this motion to compel would be entirely prejudicial to Respondent.'
Belafonte first asked for the documents on April 5, two days after he was slapped with a temporary domestic violence restraining order.
After delaying their response Mel's legal team eventually produced some documentation on May 12, but according to Ms Jamra papers were missing.
The attorney says that Mel denied having any more documents 'despite' making the serious allegations of violent abuse, which, she states, 'would obviously be substantiated by written records or documents, such as hospital or medical records.'
After a series of letters failed to produce the paperwork Belafonte had 'no choice' but to ask the court to act, according to the court filing. Belafonte is now waiting for a judge to make the order.
Belafonte appearsto be seeking the hospital records from the incident that forced Brown to pull out of the X Factor finale in 2014
Brown is fighting for a permanent restraining order against her ex. She was granted a temporary one in April and cited 'physical and emotional abuse'
Mel, 42, was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex on April 3 after accusing him of physically and emotionally abusing her.
The former Spice Girl alleged that she was 'in fear' for her life after a series of beatings and that Belafonte's alleged abuse ramped up when her career was on an upswing.
In her petition in April, Mel claimed she was forced to pull out of The X Factor finale in 2014 because Belafonte had beaten her up and caused her to take an overdose of Aspirin.
In legal documents, the popstar claimed she took the drug in a 'moment of emotional and physical exhaustion' and she immediately regretted the action and tried to call an ambulance, but alleges Belafonte blocked her attempt to get help.
She accused Belafonte of telling her to 'die b****' and locking her in a bedroom with no phone access.
Belafonte first filed to obtain the hospital documents weeks after Brown filed a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him
Last week, a judge ordered Brown pay her estranged husband $40,000 a month in temporary spousal support
She claimed he would 'slam the door on my head' when she tried to escape and alleged he wouldn't listen when she said she needed her stomach pumped.
Mel said in the court documents that her driver took her to hospital the next morning, rather than to The X Factor studios and she remained in hospital for two days.
Mel said her injuries were the reason for her missing the first part of X Factor's finale and says when she returned to the set, she had 'visible facial and body wounds' from the abuse.
'These injuries could not be concealed, even with heavy theatrical make-up. The media picked up on my injuries that were clearly visible,' she tells the court. Belafonte also requests for Mel to pay $9,087.50 towards his legal fees.
A 16-day trial has been scheduled for September 25 to hammer out the star's request for a permanent restraining order against Belafonte.
On Friday it emerged that Mel B has been ordered to pay her estranged husband $40,000 a month in temporary spousal support.
A Los Angeles judge granted Belafonte's request for emergency support to cover basic amenities including food, housing and phone bills,
The America's Got Talent judge must also hand over $140,000 in legal fees to her ex.
The documents noted that Mel had opposed all of her husband's requests for relief and seeks her own relief, asking the court to give Belafonte a Gavron warning - a notice insisting he become self-supporting.
Judge Riff wrote: 'The Court has considered carefully Brown's allegations... that she suffered serious, debilitating abuse at the hands of Belafonte resulting in bodily injury and profound emotional distress.'
Mel B said her ex beat her more when he career was on the upswing and told the judge she was afraid for her life
Mel B asked the court give Belafonte a Gavron warning, a notice insisting he become self-supporting, in July
But he added that Belafonte had also entered a sworn declaration 'categorically and emphatically' denying all such allegations.
In conclusion he wrote that the 'competing user-oath allegations and denials' do not constitute documented evidence.
'Belafonte's request for temporary Spousal Support is granted,' he said.
Judge Riff said he considered the 'big picture' when making the financial order and backdated Belafonte's money to May 12, although he had reduced the monthly payments by $15,000.
The paperwork described the case as a 'high conflict dissolution proceeding' and the judge says he considered 275 pieces of evidence before making the 14-page order.
The judge also slammed the couple for the crazy amounts they had both claimed in monthly expenses.
He pointed out Mel B's claim of $20,000 in 'child care' which came with no further explanation, her $5,000 a month claim for 'groceries and household supplies' for a family of four (excluding Belafonte) on top of $4,493 a month for 'eating out' and $1,313 a month for 'movies, shows, theme parks, etc.'
The judge wrote: 'The Court does not find these expenses credible or reasonable.'
He also says Belafonte's claims of $2,300 for 'groceries and household supplies', $750 for 'telephone, cell phone and email,' $2,000 for clothes, $3,000 for 'entertainment, gifts and vacation' were also not 'credible or reasonable'.
Judge Riff pointed to the couple's Hollywood Hills home, currently on the market for $8.9million, as being one large expense which the couple could easily avoid.Read more at dailymail.co.uk