By Sandra Rose  | 

Angel Iris Murphy

Eddie Murphy's daughter Angel Iris Murphy shared details of abuse from unemployed film producer Stephen Belafonte against her mother, Melanie "Mel B" Brown.

Mel's mother Andrea Brown shared letters in which the singer's daughter Angel allegedly wrote that she is "very frightened" of her stepfather, Stephen Belafonte.

The former Spice Girl finalized her divorce from the film producer in December, reaching an agreement over their shared assets and custody of their six-year-old daughter Madison.

However, Belafonte wants visitation rights to 10-year-old Angel. But Mel and Eddie, who is active in his daughter's life, don't want Belafonte to have access to Angel.

Mel's mom Andrea has now gotten involved, sharing on Twitter on Monday pictures of three handwritten notes that she claims were written by Angel, alongside the caption, "A cry 4 help" followed by the heartbroken emoji.

Angel Iris Murphy

via -- The first message from Angel reads: "Im very frightened of Stephen. When he is mad its terrifying. I never want to see him ever again it'd be like re-living a horrible part of my life."

The next part of the letter details a fight between Stephen and Mel, who were married for almost 10 years, where he allegedly hit her hand so hard her nail came off.

"I dont want to see the man that caused so much damage to my mother leading to her living through a nightmare,", while the second letter reads: "I got an amazing relation ship [sic] with my sisters, brothers, grandma and my father eddie murphy!"

In the last letter, which is signed off 'Angel', the writer claims Stephen was very strict, wouldn't let her have a dog or eat at the dining table, and was always preoccupied with his computer.

"Im happy I dont see him any more! Now I live in a beautiful house," it continues. "I have no more fear! I love seeing my real dad! and I love seeing my mother happy! Not sad! Please dont make me see him again."

After sharing the note, Andrea wrote to a Twitter user, "Children r also victims and should b heard I won't see another grandchild of mine suffer like Phoenix did," referring to Mel's eldest daughter with her first husband, dancer Jimmy Gulzar, who allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of Belafonte.

Stephen has previously denied allegations of abuse.



Photos by, BACKGRID

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Why post this online, did she think on the repercussions this little girl can have from people that read this stuff. Save these letters for the courts sheesh!

  • Karen Brady

    Mel B and Stephen are freak-a-zoids and I personally think all those kids need a welfare check.

  • TheOwley

    This is a bad move by Mel. Why not wait until they are in court. These children are in a world of hurt with parents like that.

  • Missy

    Get this chit OFFline Grandma DAMN

  • iWasteTime

    So she has a relationship with Eddie?


    Karen Brady....RIGHT! And we wonder why people in this world are so damn's because of parents like those two freaks...I believe Mel is just as bad as Stephen...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Stuff like this shouldn't be on social media. If anything, show it to the judge in family court, not to the whole world on Twitter. Just stupid.

  • Panther Charleston

    This is so sad.

  • Victorious82

    I’d leave him and her daughter all the way alone if I were him. No way I’d put myself thru this public drama.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Hmmm, I'm reading the letter lil Angel wrote....for a 10 y/o she's very smart. She has good communication skills. Her vocab is quite broad. I'm hoping she wasn't coached. Secondly,somebody line. A few weeks ago I read the reason Belafonte is fighting tooth and nail to see Angel is because he is the only dad she knows because Eddie wasn't in her life. Now I'm reading Eddie is and was an active parent. Smh

  • hi-liter

    This Belafonte character is conniving and is trying to play off the fact that Eddie Murphy was not happy AT FIRST when Mel B became pregnant, but he and his family eventually have accepted Angel. I think Belafonte is motivated by money. If he can have visitation rights, then he just may try to ask for money to help support Angel when she is visiting him.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    How sad.

  • Trace da Ace

    Well bottom line is that Angel IS NOT his child so he has no rights to her...whatsoever...Eddie needs to beat his ass just off g.p of asking for visitation with telling what that sick ass wanted with that little girl.

  • Ghost

    Leave the CHILD out of all this bull crap! I don't know whether to believe these letters or not...but its obvious Eddie is on board with keeping the step dad out of her life. Hope he steps his parenting game up..

  • Ghost

    PLEASE....she wouldn't have to KEEP saying it if she did..smh

  • Berry Melon

    This is the same man who made Mel B cut off all contact with her family. under his reign Mel cut off her mother, her sister and her father and all other family members as of his request. Why? Because they spoke out against the man and his ignorance. The death of Mel B's father helped her leave the abusive relationship. After Mel's dad died, Stephen told Mel to suck it up and that prompted her to leave him. He just can't seem to leave them along. So now he's with Jessica Rich - the next victim. And he's apparently got a tattoo of Angel. He probably wasn't a bad father, but they (the family) are scared of him and want him out of their lives for good, can't he see that? Leave quietly with your tail between yo legs. But knowing him he won't and will try to challenge this in court. He is claiming he raised Angel for 10 years. Belafonte's lawyer keeps trying to reach Eddie Murphy to discuss Belafonte’s stepparent request but to no avail - see how thirsty he is?

  • Miss Thang

    I would just like to know wth is going on on top of Mel B's head in the above pic, please.

  • Jack Blakk

    Props to bring Eddie out the bushes. I'm sorry ladies if you want to hoarder a child especially if the man doesn't want a child with you then clean your act and parenting skills up. You just don't let anyone, anything be around your kids (especially girls) this is 2018 not the 40's and 50's. Get a room!

  • i troll it like i see it

    I love Mel B but this sounds like a set up. What kid her age in this era is sitting down writing a letter? When is the last time anybody sat down and wrote a hand written letter unless you have a prison pen pal?! But this they can take to court. The letter seemed guided! Give it up Stephen, it's over.

  • i troll it like i see it

    They are pushing Stephen out and it's for the best because now they got the children writing letters and such, move on Stephen. Maybe he and Angel can reconnect when she grows up. Too much damage has been done to her mother.

  • i troll it like i see it

    The only reason I don't think he is purely motivated by money when it comes to Angels visitation is because he really was her father figure. You should see them on their show years back. Even a mean woman beater can have love for his kids. The problem is the abuse. He should not have touched Mel.

  • sunni_daze

    I really wish they wouldn't drag these babies into their BULLSHIT. Hoenstly the judge should give the child to the Gma and say fuckit. Mel looking real drug addict-ish lately anyway.

  • i troll it like i see it

    She was coached I'm sure, which is why they need to put an end to this. Don't use the kids....

  • i troll it like i see it

    Exactly what's understood doesn't need to be explained.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Thank you- step parents need to step off/fall back when it comes to pursuing custody of step children under 18- this of course if the biological parent says so. period.

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!! ALL OF THIS SIS!


    If you cared so much you should've went public then lady...

  • bashi

    Mel B you may not like your ex husband now because of the divorce however. He was the one with you and your impregnate belly from Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy neglected you during your pregnancy ? while Belafonte took up Eddie role. Mel B if I’m correct you was on a show saying that your daughter with Eddie was more attach with Belafonte than Eddie now. You gladly involve in threesome with your nanny who takes care of you’re children. Eddie daughter still need to have some contact with Belafonte because he was in her life more than Eddie. Eddie just pay the money because the court demand him to. We have never see Eddie with that girl in public but just a 1-2weeks he Eddie is showing up with his daughter “ not saying it’s too late get involved in your child life than just monetary fulfillment.

  • more

    She had a threesome with the nanny. Based on what I've read I think ACS needs to step in cuz it sounds like both parents were crap

  • more

    Eddie's a deadbeat father bottom line

  • Ms.Devereaux

    She did that (IMO) to sway the court of public opinion Mel lost a lot of credibility when she claimed that man drugged her and rapped her and abused her folks was riding for her mad as hell UNTIL he came with receipts video s evidence that not only did she willingly participate but she also recorded played camera man at times! The Icing on the cake was when the nanny sued her because she said mel lies then all of a sudden this very public event got real quiet and hush hushing Mel side and settled real quick. That spoke volumes!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    This sounds suspect. When did the kid write this letter and why is it just coming out now??? Belafonte should just give it up. He has a beautiful daughter to dote on. I don't think it's worth the headache of trying to get visitation for a child that isn't even his. I'm sure he'll miss her because he's been there since birth but this is jut too much....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Belafonte's lawyer keeps trying to reach Eddie Murphy to discuss Belafonte’s stepparent request
    Now this is just crazy!!!

  • Soon2BWife

    Girl Grandma wrote that! Only person I know that still writes letters and only calls and doesn’t text is my G ma.

  • Logan Roberts

    Let other posters tell it, Mel looks good old fashioned healthy.

  • Logan Roberts

    Eddie needs to make Stephen "disappear".

  • Soon2BWife

    Belafonte was “there” for Mel because where else did he had to be? There are Men gold diggers too! He gets zero credit for that. He is a con artist. He changed his last name to con folks into thinking Harry was his daddy. His mama and daddy’s last name is Stansbury. If he was so about being her dad and Eddie wasn’t, surely he could have legally adopt her, right? Oh, I know why he didn’t because he would have become financially responsible for her and no mo checks from Eddie! Let’s just move on, this is a three ring circus w/Mel as the ring leader.

  • imright

    i hate when adults drag children in to drama. if Angel really feels this way about Stefan im sure shes voiced it to Mel wayyyy before the divorce so Mel aint ish for that

  • CutdBS

    Too late they already dragged Eddie into that bullchit

  • CutdBS

    They dragged Eddie into their mess. There are consequences

  • angrysolo

    I feel like I say this every dey.. lea the kiddies out of this.

  • the guest

    Eddie already has.

    I'm so glad he has finally stood up!

    One thing for sure Mel B LOVED Eddie Murphy because she's holding no grudge and is happy to have him in their daughters life. And she's showing Eddie proper respect by severing the stepdad's ties to Eddie's daughter. It's all too clear she had Eddie's baby because she LOVED him and its clear she never stopped waiting on him to come around and be a dad. That's unconditional love and their daughter is grateful.

  • the guest


    But his ego won't let him back down. Essentially he was used by Mel B to get over Eddie and be a man of the house.

    The minute Eddie showed interest in being a father to their child, she kicked stepdad to the curb. All these years she was waiting on Eddie to be dad to their child. Stephen thought she really moved on with him.

    But that's the risk Stephen took dating and marrying a woman pregnant by another man, a man she was still in love with.

  • the guest

    You are 100% right.

    But love is crazy like that.

    She loved Eddie Murphy. She needed Stephen Belafonte. Big difference. I think Eddie is behind this whole divorce.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Eddie demanded the divorce as a condition to be present in his daughter's life. Powerful wealthy men are possessive and territorial like that. He doesn't want another man around his child if he is in the picture.

    And I'm going to say because no one will. And if Eddie should also want to creep with Mel B, she'd oblige in a heartbeat.

  • bashi

    Eddie don’t want another man around his daughter which I don’t believe because she was on a tv show where that little girl was over by Eddie house having dinner Belafonte was there too. Eddie could have to same judge who did the child support also should give him access to his child if he did wanted that close relationship.

  • Malcom Flex

    I ALREADY done told yall Eddie TAKES CARE OF ALL HIS KIDS. That little girl is getting the BEST elite, private school education that money can buy. He's BEEN supporting her. The GOLDDIGGER, fake Belafonte keeps getting exposed. He played ol' addict Mel B. like the coke-head she is!

  • Malcom Flex

    NO. Mel B NEVER loved Eddie! She was high, let him raw dog, bingo, 18 years of checks!!

  • Allihave2say

    You know how Eddie gets down! No witnesses and no evidence.

  • Allihave2say

    Are you high? Mel allowed the lie to exist in the media for years that Eddie was neglecting this daughter. She never stepped up to defend him. Never.
    Mel knows that Eddie has more clout than she has given that she's confessed to poor judgment during the course of her marriage. Now here comes these letters from her child continuing to show she not only has poor judgment but disregards the feelings of her child for her own pleasure.
    Don't let it be learned that Harry Bellafronting was molesting that child…Eddie makes folks disappear.

  • Allihave2say

    Same lesson as Seal.

  • Malcom Flex

    100% props to Eddie Murphy

  • Malcom Flex

    You're RIGHT. She's BEEN cashing Eddie's child support checks and that con artist golddigging Belafonte is KFed 2.0!!

  • sunni_daze

    LIIIIIIESSSSSS. She looking pookie-ish

  • yemoh

    sisters all do not forget to go see the movie so that it will