Mel B’s daughter, Phoenix Brown, has spoken about witnessing her mother suffering abuse and how it affected her.
As part of The Sun’s #NoMeansNo campaign, the 46-year-old singer and her daughter Phoenix, 22, shared their own stories after distressing footage circulated on social media of a young woman accusing top footballer, Mason Greenwood of sexual assault.
Phoenix, who witnessed some of the worst attacks on her mum, goes into schools to teach kids about consent.
She explained to TheSun why it is important to act now, years after her mother separated from ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.
She said: “The recording of the alleged sexual assault that circulated this weekend is horrific.
“I’m reaching out to the alleged victim because, after watching my mum suffer in an abusive relationship, I know exactly how this woman is feeling.
“I remember being 14 or 15, in my basement bedroom late one evening, when I heard my mum and Stephen fighting — even though they were two floors above me.
“My mum came downstairs to the kitchen followed by Stephen. I sneaked out of my room and looked through a gap in the stairs just to check Mum was OK.
“Then I went back to my room in the basement. But a few minutes later, I heard more screaming and shouting. She was yelling: ‘Stop, get off!’ Then I heard some thumps.