HamiltonBusiness.com , Young Professionals , Economic Development , Steeltown The 41-year-old film producer has requested the ex-Spice Girl give him money to cover his "living expenses", but Mel - who filed for divorce in March - declined Stephen's plea and has instead accused him of stealing Â£800,000 from her.
In new court papers, Mel's lawyers say: "He has plenty of funds I assume from the amounts he has earned and continues to earn (and taken) to pay for his expenses.
The former staffer - who is suing for defamation, libel, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress - said Mel has portrayed her as a "homewrecker, prostitute and extortionist" but, she claimed, the 'Wannabe' hitmaker "seduced" her as a "naive and curious 18-year-old foreign exchange student...with alcohol, fame and casual sex".
According to Lorraine, the pop star - who has daughters Phoenix, 18, and Angel, 10, from past relationships and five-year-old Madison with Stephen - told her she and her spouse had an open relationship when she arrived in the States from her native Germany.
In her legal documents, Lorraine also said: "At no point did Gilles and Belafonte engage in any sexual acts without Brown's knowledge or participation and at no point did Gilles and Belafonte represent to Brown that Gilles was pregnant with Belafonte's child."