The former Spice Girl, 41, filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte, also 41, last month, and later filed a temporary restraining order in which she vividly described his alleged abuses that date back almost a decade.
For instance, she claims that on the night of her Dancing with the Stars finale in November 2007 he choked her and slammed her head onto a hardwood floor.
She said it was part of a pattern: “When something good would happen for me, he would beat me down to let me know that he was in charge.”
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If you or someone you know if suffering from abuse, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.