Now that Melanie Brown has married Stephen Belafonte, the media’s focus seems to have shifted from Eddie Murphy, to Melanie’s new hubby, who seems to have a very jaded past. According to news reports, Stephen lists his last name on their marriage certificate as Belafonte when in actuality it is Stansbury. There are also reports that he tried to pass himself off as Dionne Warwick’s nephew and Harry Belafonte’s son. The most troubling news however is how many times Stephen has been arrested for violent crimes, all against past girlfriends.
Stephen has a criminal record in Los Angeles, San Diego and New Jersey. In Los Angeles he was charged with assault and battery of a roommate and Nicole Contreras, the mother of his 3-year-old daughter, also filed an assault charge against him. Los Angeles County also sued Belafonte for child support, wherein he was forced to pay $254 a month to the daughter he has with Conteras. Lastly, the brotha appears to be broke because he was evicted from his last four apartments for non payment of rent and was banned from Skybar for some sort of credit card problem. He also served time in jail for trying to alter his computer police records.
And you all thought Eddie was bad…
Very sad situation.