Mel B receives honorary doctorate for charity work against domestic violence

Mel B receives honorary doctorate for charity work against domestic violence

It was announced on Monday that the former Spice Girl will receive a doctorate from Leeds Beckett University at a ceremony in August. In recent years, Mel, real name Melanie Brown, has campaigned against domestic abuse and worked with charities including Women’s Aid. In 2018, the Spice World star split from her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte after a decade together. Shortly after the split, Mel alleged that the film producer had been emotionally and physically abusive during their relationship. Stephen’s legal team called the allegations “outrageous and unfounded.”