Stephen Belafonte isn't happy about the rumors being spread involving him physically abusing his wife, Mel B.
It all started when the former Spice Girl was spotted leaving Sunday's The X Factor U.K. taping sans wedding ring with bruises and scratches on her body — not to mention the boxes and luggage outside of her home.
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And even though he's spoken out via Twitter, Stephen chatted with a celeb news website today, and continued slamming the allegations against him.
He shared his plans for legal action against the tabloids that ran with this rumor:
"I will be filing lawsuits against the British tabloids tomorrow because they knew the story was false but published it anyway. Also, I will be filing lawsuits against individuals on Twitter, which is where these ridiculous rumors started. Anyone that was responsible for spreading these lies, will be held responsible."
The 39-year-old then went on to say:
"I would never lay a hand on my wife. I love her very much. She wasn't wearing her wedding ring because her fingers were too swollen. I won't go into what Mel was hospitalized for. That is for her to decide, if she wants to put out there."
Whatever happened at that time, it's clear the star wants to keep it private for now. When the time comes, Mel will be ready to share what happened and why she was hospitalized.
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
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