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August 21, 2017
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File Mel B, real name Melanie Brown.
Blac Chyna (right) and her attorney Lisa Bloom smile at a news conference outside a courthouse in July.

Mel B accused of putting ex-nanny's life in danger

Mel B has been accused of putting her ex-nanny's life "in danger" by the mother of her former employee.

The former Spice Girls star claimed when she filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte earlier this year that Lorraine Gilles had had threesomes with them, and had also got pregnant with the producer's child and had an abortion, and now her mum has blasted the 'America's Got Talent' star because she says the allegations have left her daughter bombarded with "hate mail".

Angelika told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "My daughter has received so many threats and hate mail that I can't sleep at night.

"I am afraid that something is going to happen to her. It would not be the first time that haters commit something horrible.

"Lorraine does not have the privilege to live in a villa with security or a bodyguard like Mel B.

"She is a simple girl who is trying to live a normal life in Los Angeles."

And Angelika is also concerned for the safety of her and her husband Volker.

She added: "Even in Germany our life has changed.

"People are constantly lurking around our house and ask strange questions about our daughter."

In her own court filing, Lorraine who is suing her former boss for libel over her allegations insisted Mel had invited her to be part of the threesomes, they had also had a sexual relationship, and her pregnancy was the result of sleeping with someone else.

And Angelika has blasted the 'Stop' singer who has five-year-old Madison with Stephen and Phoenix, 18, and Angel, 10, from past relationships for turning her daughter from an "innocent teenage language student" into a "promiscuous young woman taking part in sordid threesomes that were filmed".

She added: "My husband and I are shocked and in total disbelief.

"Never in our wildest dreams would we have thought that Mel B is dragging our daughter into this lifestyle.

"I was shocked when I found out about everything from our daughter after all these claims were published. They portrayed Lorraine in such a bad way as if it was her fault that this marriage fell apart.

"We stand behind Lorraine and support her no matter what, but I wonder what was going on in Mel B's head.

"Lorraine was 18 at the time and Mel was 35. Did she ever think about us? How would we feel about this?

"Her own daughter is 18 now. Would she want her to be in a position our daughter was in?"

Mel's lawyer insisted the 42-year-old star is entitled to make "colourful" allegations about the nanny as part of her divorce battle.

Blac Chyna tried to take Rob Kardashian's car after a custody meeting last Friday.

The former couple had met at the offices of Laura Wasser, who is representing the 30-year-old sock designer, with their legal teams in a bid to iron out arrangements for their nine-month-old daughter, Dream, but it seems things were not entirely amicable as, after spending hours inside the building, Chyna tried to take off in her ex-fiance's Range Rover.

Sources told TMZ Rob had had someone called ahead to have his vehicle taken to the valet stand, but he wanted to wait until 29-year-old Chyna had left the building in Century City, Los Angeles.

However, the "visibly agitated" star came and saw the Range Rover, so she got inside the car and prepared to drive off, but was warned off by one of her lawyers, who said: "That's not a good idea."

The lawyer and a valet then got Chyna who also has a son, King Cairo, four, with former partner Tyga out of the car and away from the situation.

Chyna's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, told the website Chyna didn't get inside the car or try to drive away, but she admitted her client was "agitated" and had some "choice words" when she saw the vehicle because she had given it to Rob as a gift.

Rob gave Chyna a Ferrari and a Lamborghini during their relationship, but while she gave them back after they split, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star held on to his Range Rover.

The lawyer admitted they had made no resolutions during the meeting, and so a planned legal hearing will take place next month.

She also said she would be raising allegations of domestic violence against Rob.

Pink's stage caught fire during her V Festival performance last Saturday.

The 37-year-old singer was headlining at the music festival in Hylands Park in Essex when a firework set part of the set structure up in flames.

A source told The Sun: "The fire started when a firework went off and hit the top of the stage.

"It started off small, but then kept growing until a man climbed up to the top to put it out. It was really worrying at one point but Pink just kept singing."

Festival workers were quick to act to put out the small blaze and Pink continued with her set.

Meanwhile, Pink recently revealed she is Team Taylor in the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud.

The star was asked to choose a side in the long-running saga between the two stars, which began with a conflict over backing dancers, and admitted she would back Taylor, 27.

When asked "Taylor or Katy?" during a rapid-fire question round with UK radio station KISS FM, Pink said: "Taylor? Is that OK?"

She went on to add: "You can't win no matter what you say, anyway. Everyone wakes up offended."

Katy, 32, and Taylor have been embroiled in a bitter feud since Taylor claimed the Bon Appetite singer pinched three of her backing dancers from her Red tour in 2012, but Katy recently said she's tired of the fighting.

In 2014, Taylor released single Bad Blood which was believed to be about the drama with Katy, who retaliated with Swish Swish this year, which is also reportedly about their battle.

Speaking recently about the drama, Katy said: "That's true, there is a situation. Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it.

"She wouldn't speak to me. I do the right thing anytime that it feels like a fumble. It was a full shutdown, and then she writes a song about me and I'm like 'OK, cool, cool, cool. That's how you wanna deal with it?'"