Melanie Brown aka Mel B of the Spice Girls, has been granted a restraining order in Sydney, Australia, against a popular photographer who she claimed threatened her husband and endangered her life, according to the Herald Sun.
The singer appeared in court and testified at a hearing in detail how a paparazzo named Jamie Fawcett, ambushed her and her husband, Stephen Belafonte, when they were out on kayaks in Sydney Harbour last week.
According to Brown:
Fawcett stirred up “big waves” with his boat while circling her and her personal assistant to take pictures, which resulted in a nasty verbal exchange between the photog and her hubby in which Fawcett allegedly told him, “You don’t know you are f–king with. I will kill you.”
The judge ordered Jamie Fawcett to refrain from “loitering” less than 160 feet away from the 37-year-old Brown, who’s been living Down Under while she’s a judge on X Factor Australia.
The order will remain in effect until November 22 when the case returns to court.
1. Mel B. 
at the OK! Magazine And Britweek Oscar Celebration Party 2011
2. Mel B. 
at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards in Australia (October 2011)
3. Mel B. 
shows off her baby bump in a bikini at a Los Angeles hotel pool (July 2011)
4. Mel B. with daughters Phoenix, Angel and Giselle
at Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" movie premiere at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre (Feb 8 2011)
5. Mel B. and Stephen Belafonte
attend the grand opening of Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas (Dec 31, 2010)
6. Mel B. 
attends the grand opening of Marquee nightclub in Vegas (Dec 30, 2010)
7. Mel B. and Christina Milian
shopping at Max Azria in West Hollywood
8. Mel B. 
Kissable Couture with Keisha Whitaker at Diane Merrick Boutique on April 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
9. Mel B. 
Leaving a nail salon