Stephen Belafonte and Mel B during their marriage. Picture: Bang Showbiz

Filmmaker Stephen Belafonte has denied his former wife Mel B's claim that he was abusive during their marriage. He has advised people not to believe anything the singer says.

"Don't believe a word I say. Don't believe a word Melanie (Mel's original name) says. All I want you to believe is the evidence," Belafonte was quoted as saying by metro.co.uk.

Mel claims that Belafonte was the reason why she was hospitalised in 2014, he said she was on drugs which damaged her body.

"She was partying, doing tons of coke in London and she damaged her body. She was doing pills, coke, and she was on a bender for like three/four days straight," he added.

The couple, who married in 2007 and stayed together for 10 years, haven't been on talking terms since filing for divorce in 2017. They share a seven-year-old daughter named Madison Brown Belafonte.

Meanwhile, Mel B’s daughter Phoenix has claimed she saw Belafonte “push” her mother “over the couch” during an argument.

The 43-year-old singer has accused her ex-husband of being abusive during their marriage, which he has denied, but now her 19-year-old daughter Phoenix - whom she has with Jimmy Gulzar - has claimed she saw one of the alleged incidents take place, but says she “went back” to her room because the behaviour was just “family life” for her.

IANS