Steve Harvey responds to ex-wife Mary Harvey's allegations after judge's OK
The former Mary Shackelford, Harvey's second wife, took to YouTube last month to bash her ex-husband and give her version of the dissolution of their marriage in a three-video series.
The judge ordered her Monday to take down the videos and stop talking about the case. As of Tuesday, the videos had indeed been taken down from her YouTube account -- but they live on through others'.
Steve Harvey's rep Bobbie Edmonds said that the judge lifted the gag order per the comedian's request so that he could respond to his ex-wife's allegations that he was unfaithful, evicted her, took their son and left her penniless. A March 10 hearing will determine if Mary Harvey can be held in contempt of court for violating the injunction, according to Edmonds' statement.
The documents indicate that the Harveys' marriage dissolved because of "irreconcilable differences," not the infidelity alleged. Harvey's current wife, Marjorie Bridges, "was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital breakup," the documents said.
And Bridges has already made plans to sue Mary Harvey for defamation.
In the meantime, Mary Harvey's camp is further "enjoined and restrained from releasing any disparaging, false, or malicious information about this litigation," the documents said. That's likely the reason they've been mum about this turn of events.
-- Nardine Saad
Photo: Comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey during his morning drive-time radio show from his Atlanta studios in 2009. Credit: Erik S. Lesser / For The Times