Mel B has been accused of intimidating a witness who was prepared to testify against her in her bitter divorce war with Stephen Belafonte, and police have opened a felony investigation.
Rapper Siya, who starred in “Sisterhood of Hip Hop,” filed a police report Monday, claiming Mel B sent her texts last Saturday threatening her if Siya dared testify against her … this according to law enforcement sources.
TMZ reports that, Siya showed police the text messages and a felony witness intimidation case was opened.
Siya was prepared to contradict Mel B and testify Belafonte never physically abused his wife. Siya claims she was a close friend of both Mel B and Belafonte. Sources connected with Mel B dispute that, saying Mel B only met Siya a couple of times.
Siya is prepared to testify Mel B frequently used illegal drugs. She’s also prepared to testify about the 3-ways between Mel B, Belafonte and their nanny, Lorraine Gilles. Siya claims Mel B was the one who called the shots in the 3-ways.
Sources connected to Mel B are calling BS on Siya’s allegation of witness intimidation
Detroit police say the death of rocker Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Police spokesman Michael Woody told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that he can’t provide details on what led investigators to make that determination, but noted there were “basic things observed at the scene.”
Woody says Cornell died at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel. He says Cornell’s wife called a family friend and asked him to check on Cornell. Woody says the friend forced open a hotel room door and found Cornell on the bathroom floor.
TMZ is reporting that when the family friend forced his way into Cornell’s room, he found him with a band around his neck. There was reportedly no blood at the scene and police suspect it’s suicide.
“When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room,” he said.
“When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away. We are investigating it as a possible suicide but we need to wait on the medical examiner to determine the cause and manner of death.”
The 52-year-old Cornell was on tour and performed on Wednesday night in Detroit with Soundgarden.
The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office will make an official determination about the cause of death.
A Russian Instagram model, who risked her life dangling from a 1,000ft-high Dubair skyscraper for a photoshoot, has been forced to sign a statement vowing to never do it again.
23 year old Viki Odintcova, was held up only by the hand of a male assistant as she leaned out into thin air from the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai in a bid to get the perfect Instagram shot.
Her video and photos went viral and was brought to the attention of the local police, who dragged her into custody. Major General Halil Ibragim Al-Mansuri, of the Dubai Police, told The Sun:
‘The actions of the Russian woman put her life at risk.’
Despite the telling off, Ms Odintcova said the police should have thanked her for highlighting safety issues at the Cayan Tower.