Up-and-coming singer Malu Trevejo’s taking Mel B’s ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte, to court docket over claims of fraud and theft.
In line with TMZ, Trevejo, who was beforehand linked to Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack, accused Belafonte of duping her into signing a bogus administration deal. She mentioned that Belafonte finessed her right into a binding deal the place he’d function her solely supervisor.
Trevejo claimed that Belafonte found her in 2020 earlier than inviting her to a one-on-one enterprise assembly. Nonetheless, she claims that he misrepresented himself when he mentioned he was a licensed expertise agent. Moreover, she steered that he took benefit of the truth that she wasn’t acquainted with the trade. Trevejo mentioned that she inked a one-sided deal that primarily labored for in Belafonte’s favor.
Sadly, Malu Trevejo’s points with Belafonte doesn’t totally heart across the contract. As a substitute, she accused him of misappropriation of funds by means of predatory monetary practices. Within the swimsuit, she mentioned Belafonte rented a house in Beverly Hills together with her funds in 2021. Regardless of claiming that the lease solely lasted a number of months, Belafonte allegedly used the house for over a yr. Mainly, he lived within the luxe pad on Trevejo’s dime.
Then, there’s a mortgage that she took out by means of Belafonte’s pal. She mentioned that it amounted to $400K however he upped the rate of interest, which quantities to a further $150K.
Trevejo’s suing Belafonte on grounds of fraud, dialog, theft, misappropriation, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary obligation, and extra.
Belafonte’s lawyer mentioned Trevejo verbally abused his consumer like she allegedly did her former staffers accusing her of abuse. Moreover, he known as the allegations false.
“Mr. Belafonte contends that he’s in possession of proof proving Malu Trevejo abused him and others, together with repeated use of the ‘N-word’ in the direction of him, a black male, in addition to screaming at those who labored for her whereas utilizing abusive language and demanding they carry out demeaning duties,” Eduardo Martorell, Belafonte’s lawyer, mentioned.