Mel B appears beaten, broken and trapped in a disturbing new video made to raise domestic violence awareness, and it has some people drawing connections to the singer’s past.
The Spice Girls singer co-stars in the short film, “Love Should Not Hurt” by classical composer Fabio D’Andrea. Mel plays the role of a woman seemingly living a wonderful life in a mansion out in the country — but behind closed doors, she’s being battered and held captive by her partner … played by Sam Mackay.
At the end of the short film, Mel’s character — shown with a bruised and bleeding face — attempts to flee … as alarming statistics about women being subjected to physical or sexual violence are displayed.
Though it’s not explicitly suggested, Mel B’s appearance in this video — a collaboration with the UK org., Women’s Aid — elicits an alleged violent chapter of her life with ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.
Mel, who split from Belafonte in 2017, claimed he abused her throughout their 10-year marriage and previously described it as a “reign of terror.”