Mel B's close friend and confidant, Gary Madatyan, turned on the Spice Girl after he was fed up and used & abused & # 39; by the star that got out of hand, documents from the court show in court.
Gary – who praises Mel in her autobiography – accuses the star of refusing to return $ 200,000 in money she has taken from him and not paying him well during two years of employment.
But in more shocking statements, Gary accuses Mel's personal doctor, Dr. Charles Sophy, from trying to help his famous client to influence her custody battle with her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.
In the court documents submitted on Thursday, he claims that Dr. Sophy shouted & cursed him & # 39; to lie & # 39; lie & # 39; at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services – where the physician acts as medical director – about Belafonte's treatment of his and Mel's children.
Speaking: Gary Madatyan, 40, has hired former best friend Mel B and claims that the star has abused him and abused him during their friendship in a new process
Gary and Mel have been inseparable since 2017 – when the two first met. He revealed that Mel had fired him without mercy earlier this year
Gary, 40, refused to lie, claims the suit, but still felt & # 39; seriously intimidated & # 39; and at the beginning of 2019 had the courage to confront Mel, 44, with this behavior and to warn her about Dr. Sophy and his influence on her & # 39 ;.
The shocking claim raises doubts as to whether Mel was completely truthful during her lengthy divorce and custody battle with ex Belafonte.
In other allegations of the bomb, Gary Beverly Hills accuses psychiatrist Dr. Sophy of illegally prescribing very addictive amphetamine salts to Mel without using his name without permission.
DailyMail.com has contacted both Mel B and Dr. Sophy for comments regarding the new lawsuit.
The star has been publicly accused of alcohol and drug addiction and her close relationship with Dr. Sophy, 58, is well documented.
Dr. Sophy acted as a marriage therapist for years in Mel & # 39; s marriage to Stephen Belafonte.
The lawsuit – filed by leading civil rights lawyer Ben Meiselas of Geragos & Geragos, based in Los Angeles – claims that Gary & # 39; was in serious emotional need & # 39; after he dr. Sophy had discovered – described as a & # 39; self-styled celebrity psychiatrist & # 39; in the suit – had placed him in a & # 39; criminal light & # 39; by prescribing the drugs in his name to Mel.
& # 39; Defendant Dr. Sophy & # 39; s behavior was extreme and outrageous and beyond the limits of human decency & # 39 ;, says the suit.
And in a series of text messages included as exhibits in the LA Superior Court file, Gary confronts Dr. Sophy about the fake recipes.
Madatyan, who is of Armenian descent and whose full name in the Poghos suit Karen & # 39; Gary & # 39; Madatyan says he served as Mel & # 39; s personal assistant, butler, hairdresser, manager, life coach, nanny and & # 39; jack-of-jack & # 39; -all-trades & # 39;
Mel and her family appear on almost every photo on Gary & # 39; s Instagram. They are pictured above in a basketball game
Gary has been photographed by Mel almost daily for the past two years and has appeared at almost every one of her court appearances, celebrity engagements and public events, partying with her and was a regular backstage to America's Got Talent while Mel was a judge
Gary, who is of Armenian descent and whose full name in the Poghos suit Karen & # 39; Gary & # 39; Madatyan is sending him a copy of the recipe with his name at the top and asking: & I need to know the reason why you wrote this and who was it for? & # 39;
But instead of denying the allegations, Dr. replies. Sophy simple: & # 39; Hello, please call me. & # 39;
Gary, the suit says, met Mel for the first time in his capacity as a hairdresser and hairdresser in 2017, and soon became the close friend and trusted employee of the star.
The papers state that Gary and Mel were initially close, that Gary loved his job and cared for her as a family member.
Mel eventually hired Gary full-time and he ran every aspect of her life quickly.
In the suit Mel & # 39; is prey & # 39; to Gary & # 39; s & # 39; empathy & # 39; and his & # 39; desire to get her healthy & # 39; and he expanded his role so that he was on her bell.
His multiple roles, the suit, include live-in personal assistant, butler, hairdresser, manager, life coach, nanny and & # 39; centipede & # 39 ;.
Mel even insisted that Gary go to the same apartment complex as she did, so that he could stand by her side 24 hours a day.
In a series of text messages included as exhibitions in the LA Superior Court file, Gary confronts Dr. Sophy about the fake recipes
He claims that Dr. Sophy used his name without his permission to prescribe the pills to Mel
Instead of denying the allegations, Dr. replies. Sophy simple: & # 39; Hello, please call me. & # 39;
In a text message exchange in May, Gary asked Dr. Sophy for explanation. Mel has been publicly accused of alcohol and drug addiction and her close relationship with Dr. Sophy, 58, is well documented
Gary has been photographed by Mel almost daily for the past two years and has appeared at almost every one of her court appearances, celebrity engagements and public events, partying with her and was a regular backstage to America's Got Talent while Mel was a judge.
The suit states that Gary is so & # 39; integral & # 39; was in Mel & # 39; s life that in her recent autobiography & # 39; Brutally Honest & # 39; the first person she thanked in the introduction.
The book reads: & # 39; There is not enough thanks to Gary Madatyan that I can say that I keep going through thick and thin, make me laugh and sit with me while I cried. You are always and always a friend. & # 39;
The suit says that Mel & # 39; with her words & # 39; managed to pull Gary & # 39; s heart and give him & # 39; the feeling that he was the difference in her life and that he was a valued friend and co-worker & # 39 ;.
It added: & # 39; In reality, however, Mel B did not care about plaintiff. Mel did not respect the claimant's rights and dignity as an employee or person. It turned out that the defendant Mel B plaintiff was a handy pawn to use and to abuse and to abuse. & # 39;
Mel paid Gary $ 10,000 a month, but insisted that he use $ 7,000 of it to pay for an apartment in the same complex as hers.
The suit also claims that Mel used Gary's credit card and bank account as her & # 39; personal piggy bank & # 39 ;, making the cost to her and her family more than $ 200,000.
Dr. Sophy acted as a marriage therapist for years in Mel & # 39; s marriage to Stephen Belafonte (right)
Allegedly, Mel incurred debts in Gary & # 39; s name for buying furniture, a television, blew money at parties, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses.
The complaint also states that Mel has not paid Gary for all his hours worked, including overtime.
She promised to pay him back regularly, but instead continued to incur debts at his expense, the suit claims.
The file states: & # 39; Mel B would never return the money she had taken from him and intended to just steal the money. & # 39;
Earlier in the year, Gary said that "tired of Mel's behavior and tired & # 39; was confronted with & # 39; serious concerns & # 39; he had about her & # 39; illegal activities & # 39 ;.
As Gary's complaints grew louder and louder, Mel fired him in March this year.
The complaint states that Gary is now burdened with debts and is requesting unspecified compensation.
It says: & (39) (Gary) suffers in the past and in the future economic damage resulting from his unlawful termination and damage to emotional stress caused by defendants Mel B and Dr. Sophy. & # 39;
It adds: & # 39; The behavior of the defendant Mel B was extreme and dangerous and exceeded the limits of decency tolerated in a civilized society.
& # 39; Conduct of the Defendant Mel B was intended to cause the plaintiff serious emotional distress and / or was recklessly disregarded with regard to the likelihood that the plaintiff would suffer serious emotional distress as a result. & # 39;
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