Mel B to Undergo Random Drug Testing Amid Bitter Custody Battle

People is reporting that Melanie “Mel B” Brown has agreed to undergo random drug and alcohol testing as part of her custody battle with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

According to the media house, the former Spice Girl was ordered by Judge Mark Juhas to undergo random drug and alcohol testing for four months, and the judge also said that neither Brown nor Belafonte can take drugs or drink alcohol eight hours before they have custody of their 7-year-old daughter Madison.

Judge Juhas also ordered Madison to remain with Belafonte until Thursday.

The Blast adds that Mel B responded to the claims made by her kids’ former caretaker, Russell Updegraff, about her lifestyle; she reportedly denied being a “sex addict,” “raging alcoholic” and taking illicit drugs, according to her declaration, which also stated that she is “willing to submit to random alcohol and drug testing for a finite period of time.”

All of this comes days after Mel B shut down claims that she was going to rehab for alcohol and sex addiction. “Well, it kind of got a little bit skewed with. Let’s put it that way,” she said on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Now, I’ve been in therapy since my father got diagnosed with cancer nine years ago.”

She continued, “My therapy changed a little bit because I was in a very intense relationship, which you can all read about in my book [Brutally Honest, due in November]. I do address a lot of those issues. But no, I’m not an alcoholic; no, I’m not a sex addict.”

We can’t wait to see how this pans out.


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