The former Spice Girl must pay US $ 500,000 to her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte for the legal costs of their divorce.

Mel B has claimed that she will file for bankruptcy if she is ordered to pay $ 500,000 to her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

A Los Angeles judge ordered the Spice Girls star to cover $ 400,000 in legal fees and $ 100,000 in accounting fees for her ex following their divorce in 2017, but has apparently asked Judge Mark Juhas to reduce the funding. due to your own financial difficulties.

According to MailOnline, Mel told the Los Angeles Superior Court in a written statement: “I will be effectively insolvent and in all likelihood will have to file for bankruptcy.”

“I just don’t have the ability to pay such an exorbitant sum,” she added, and the star apparently claimed she was unable to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

This follows the news that Mel has asked Eddie Murphy for an increase in the monthly support of $ 26,000 he pays for his 13-year-old daughter Angel.

She shares her oldest daughter Phoenix, 21, with her ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and her daughter Madison, 9, with Belafonte.