The nanny caught in the crossfire of Mel B and Stephen Belafonte's divorce is firing back.
Mel had previously claimed in court documents that Stephen impregnated their nanny, Lorraine Gilles, and used Mel's money to get an abortion.
In a 128-page libel lawsuit filed on Aug. 11, Lorraine denies that she was ever pregnant by Stephen and she even says that had a much stronger sexual relationship with Mel than with Stephen.
"My sexual and employment relationship with Melanie continued for approximately seven years until September 2016. During my time with Melanie, she and I had sex sporadically, sometimes having sex multiple times in a week," Lorraine wrote in court docs, which were obtained by The Mirror. "On the other hand I never had any sexual relations with Stephen without Melanie's instruction and without Melanie's actual or apparent consent. At no point did I represent to Melanie that I was pregnant with Stephen's child."
"The only times Stephen and I had sex was when Melanie instructed Stephen and I to do so," she said. "Or when Melanie herself invited her husband to join us in the bedroom, at which point Melanie would often serve as the 'camera man' and record the sexual encounter or take part..."
She added that she felt very uncomfortable having sex on camera and was worried that the tapes would get out into the public. She refuted Mel's claims that she is in possession of the sex tapes.
"I have been actively trying to move past my time and relationship with Melanie. I simply wish that she shows me the same respect I've shown her over the past seven years," she wrote. "However this lawsuit became necessary after she refused to leave me alone and spread a number of lies about me and my relationship to her family on an international scale, all to benefit herself in her divorce proceedings."
She added, "I have… received countless messages, threats and insults from random persons all over the world, shaming and degrading me based on the false image of me created by Melanie."
Lorraine was fired from her job as Mel and Stephen's nanny in September 2016. She was given a $30,000 severance package.
One thing Lorraine did admit in the documents is that she did get pregnant while she was working with the estranged couple, but denied that Stephen was the father of the child.
"Stephen and I never told Melanie I was pregnant with Stephen's child in 2014, as is stated in Melanie's declaration. Rather, I discovered I was pregnant several weeks after I went out for drinks with a friend at The Den in West Hollywood and had a one-night stand with a man I met at the bar," she said in court documents. "I immediately sought guidance from Melanie and spoke to her privately about the pregnancy. I felt comfortable approaching her because of our close relationship.
"At no point did I suggest or imply that I believed Stephen to be the potential father of the child. In fact, I had not had group sex with Stephen for several months prior to my unexpected pregnancy. Instead, Melanie herself assisted me with arranging a medical appointment, advanced the cash for the procedure, and booked a hotel for me to stay in to recover. On several occasions, Melanie actually visited me in the hotel and brought her children to make my recovery more pleasant."
Mel has filed motions to get the court to dismiss Lorraine's claims.
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