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Mel B Receives Doctorate For Charity Work

In honor of her recent charity work on domestic abuse, Mel B is to receive an honorary doctorate.

On Monday (7.08,) it was announced that the former Spice Girl will be given the award from Leeds Beckett University during a ceremony that will take place in August.

Born Melanie Brown, in recent years she has campaigned against domestic abuse and worked with charities including Women’s Aid, of which she is a patron.

In 2018, the former Scary Spice left her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte after ten years together and shortly thereafter she claimed the film producer had been emotionally and physically abusive throughout their relationship.

Now 49-years old, Mel is studying at Leeds Beckett University and has completed a course in trauma-informed care, stating:

“Since leaving my marriage I’ve told friends and family I’d love to go to uni, but I don’t think people took it seriously.” “But this gave me an opportunity to actually do it.” “I am proud to feel part of this university in my home town and proud to have come here as Melanie Brown, proud to have worked alongside other students and received excellent guidance from the teaching staff.”

During a March interview with the BBC, Melanie talked about moving in with her mum after leaving her marriage, adding “I wasn’t just emotionally and physically abused, there was all the financial abuse, too.” “I didn’t realize that I didn’t have as much money as I thought I had. So I literally had to eat humble pie, live with my mum.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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