, crushed by mounting legal debts and alimony payments, is floating a tell-all about her scandal-scarred year from hell — and The National ENQUIRER
has learned she's banking for a fat advance from titillated publishers!
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“She’s been making notes, and has been approached about writing a memoir,” spilled a pal of the former Scary Spice. “The controversies and scandals of the past year are enough for most autobiographies — and Mel doesn’t want to hold back!”
But her film producer ex, shown here with Mel and nanny Lorraine Gilles, is waging a desperate fight to muzzle Mel, and is expected to demand a “gag clause” that will prevent her from ever discussing him, said the source. “That will be fought over. Mel doesn’t want to be restricted,” the source dished.
Insiders reveal that Mel is suffocating in debt. Besides massive legal bills, she recently inked a settlement with Stephen worth over $9.3 million! As part of that deal, Mel must fork over $234,069 to cover Stephen’s legal fees, plus $15,114 a month for at least three years.
“Mel is now on a revenge mission to rebuild her life and fortune without Stephen weighing her down,” tattled a business associate. “Topping the agenda is her desire to re-form the Spice Girls, with or without Victoria, to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary in 2019.”
Mel finally got a bit of good news when her fellow Spice Girls agreed to judge a Chinese reality show that aims to find “the next global pop star,” an insider squealed.
“Plenty of their co-workers and friends are sure they’ve become lovers,” said a source. An insider blabbed: “Giving the real deal on her relationship with Heidi would add a few zeros to her publishing advance for sure!"