Mel B's estranged husband Stephen Belafonte may be risking some serious trouble as one of his ex-lover threatens to spread false allegations of abuse against him. According to Daily Star, the film producer is allegedly caught in a blackmail situation after his much-publicised split from Scary Spice Mel.

The report revealed that Belafonte had called the police after receiving a threat from one of his former lovers. He told them the undisclosed woman threatened to make false claims against him alleging that he had physically abused her.

Incidentally, such an allegation follows the recent statement filed by the former Spice girl in her restraining order. In a sworn statement, Mel B had accused her husband of being "controlling, manipulative and abusive" during the course of their near 10-year marriage.

A police source told the newspaper, Belafonte's lover bragged that her allegations would perfectly support the original abuse allegations made by the 41-year-old songstress against her husband.

Belafonte's ex allegedly said "people would believe her given Mel B's domestic violence allegations".

In order to keep quiet and not go public with the made-up abuse rumours, the undisclosed woman demanded a huge sum of money from her producer ex, the LA police source told the newspaper.

New developments have been surfacing in the Mel B and Belafonte split drama frequently since the singer filed for divorce from her husband citing her tumultuous relationship. Apart from accusing Belafonte of physical violence, the singer – born Melanie Brown – even alleged that her ex forced her into threesomes and threatened to leak alleged sex tapes.