MEL B is to pay her former nanny £1.8million for calling her a prostitute, it was reported last night.
The former Spice Girl agreed to the out-of-court settlement to stop Lorraine Gilles’ defamation claim.
Had the case gone ahead, embarrassing details of Mel B’s bisexual romps and her troubled relationship with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte would have been laid bare in court.
It follows a two-year legal battle after which both sides agreed that “keeping the matter under wraps was best for all”.
Mel, 43, had branded Lorraine a prostitute in her divorce declaration against her ex-husband.
She alleged both of them coerced her into threesomes and accused her ex-husband of getting the nanny into threesomes.
Mel, 43, had branded Lorraine a prostitute in her divorce declaration against her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte[/caption]
The pair denied the allegations.
But the singer was facing legal costs and damages of up to £5million if she lost the case.
The deal also means Mel’s celeb pals — such as Geri Horner and Heidi Klum — will not be called to give evidence at the Los Angeles Superior Court. And the Leeds-born star will not have to face her ex-husband, 43, after their bitter split.
A source said: “The last thing she wanted was the rest of the band on the stand being probed all about her sex life.”
The former Spice Girl agreed to the out-of-court settlement to stop Lorraine Gilles’ defamation claim[/caption]
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It will calm tensions between Mel and Spice Girl Geri after it emerged that they once enjoyed a night of passion together.
Mel was said to have embarrassed married mum-of-two Geri by telling all on TV last month.
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