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Steve Harvey responds to ex-wife Mary Harvey's allegations after judge's OK

Steve Harvey fires back at ex-wife
Comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey is firing back against his ex-wife Mary Harvey, now that a Texas judge has temporarily lifted a gag order prohibiting him from speaking about the case.

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.

Mary Harvey was given three homes after they split in 2005, a $1.5-million payout and an allowance of $40,000 a month until 2009, according to court documents. Steve Harvey was given primary custody of their then-13-year-old son Wynton, whom Mary Harvey "willingly" put on a plane back to his father.

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.

"As a wife and a mother, I cannot stand back and allow the defamation of my character or actions that will malign my family," she said.

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.

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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

 
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I would love to see the 2005 divorce order. Ummmmmm wonder what the settlement was then? The document on TMZ website only show what was in the the 2009 order. Question: Was this settlement in March 2009 given after the 2007 lawsuit filed in a Texas? Remember, Mary filed the suit in Texas 2 years after the initial 2005 divorce settlement to which we have yet to see. We do not have all the info on this...something is just not right. This was just to easy for Steve seems like he's hiding something. SHOW THE 2005 DIVORCE ORDER......THE HECK WITH 2009....ALOT COULD HAVE HAPPEN IN FOUR YEARS.....2011 MAKES 6 YEARS!

Mr. Harvey your defense is defenseless. You are still showing no class if you do not understand why this woman is doing this. You have hurt her in a way that destroys a woman and you are now pretending that you don't know why she is coming forward NOW. You're really too much. This woman is still raw. She describes her pain eloquently and effortlessly and explains in detail why she is doing what she is doing. She begins from the very first time she met you and what you had gone through prior to meeting you. She details every aspect of her relationship with you, everything she'd gone ghrough with you, the birthing of your child, the rough times, the coin bag in the trunk of her car. That's a lot Mr. Harvey and if you weren't such a pin head you would understand that. I can't believe that the woman that you are married to you now is actually planning a law suit agains tthe woman she did wrong to? That is really biazarre, no doubt you've put her up to that. Quite frankly I am not interested in anything you have to say about this. It would be highly unsual for a man to come clean bout how badly a relationship ended and how much he has hurt a woman. I would think that between you and Mary you both know the truth about what took place. If you really wanted this out of he public eye, you would make an unsual move and contact Mary and apologize for everything. Just because you've moved on in your life with the woman you destroyed your prior wife's life with does not make Mary's pain dissapear. Money doesn't obviously mean a thing. Nothing makes up for decency and just human understanding. She's probably just now finding her voice from the sheer pain of it all. I beleive she is very credible. I am sorry you lost your deal with Oprah, but if you know anything about Oprah, Oprah doesn't play when it comes to Black men and their dirt. She went through a lot of pain in her childhood so it would follow that she certainy isn't going to help a man, who serially and consistently destroys women's lives. Perhaps you have changed. WE all hope for the best in human evolution. If you have changed and the advice you sprew out to women. Meet with Mary and as she says...Make her whole. Try and repair the relationship she wants to have with her son. I do not know why she put her child on a plane to go to his Dad with the woman who helped destroy her marriage, but apparently she was not thinking straight, I can see that happening. Anger is just as powrful as love, in fact there is a thin line between love and hate and you most of all should understand that. I will pray for Mrs. Mary Harvey and you should too. Do the right thing by her. Forget about the money obviously money doesn't mean anything at all to her. She is looking for human decency.

Also lifting the gag order says nothing about when she was awarded the 3 homes, and the $40,000. WAs it after she was evicted and had to fight you in court? I am sure it wasn't prior to your walking out the door to your apartment in N.Y. And as far as her putting the child on a plane, when exactly did that happen, after everything was settled.

It seems to me tha tMary had poor counsel. She should have received all that and a certain percentage of ALL your future earnings including your pension. Perhaps we don't know it all and perhaps we shouldn't. Just because you released the terms of the settlement means absolutely NOTHING, because its all about TIMING. i don't care if you are a celebrity. Why should you be able to talk about your marriage and SHE can't? I would imagine that you had better counsel than she had and as she said, she was in a state of shock during the divorce proceedings. Her heart was broken. So she lost out. FEmales, that's what its all about. When you are going through something like that. Put the emotion aside and look out for your future. After everything is settled-then have your nervous breakdown. it will be well worth it.

Pleeze teh current Ms. Harvey, it was ok when you deframed her while she was still with her husband. You are disquesting as a female. Show some compassion to Mary Harvey. What did she ever do to you? You disqust me and Bravo Mary for calling you out. You are nothing more than a sleezebag and an embarressment to women. I would love to see what happens when it happens to you.

Really, reading these blogs brings light to how crazy people are in this world. The ex-wife needs to move on, seriously. Think about what you are doing to your son. Regardless of how you feel about Steve, that is still his Dad. Let's just say he did cheat....SO that was 5, 6 years ago lady MOVE ON get over it and get a freakin life lady. The last thing we need in the world is another angry, bitter black woman. Enough already

I really feel sorry for Mary Harvey, I would feel the same way after I struggle and gave a broke man my all and all and then when he gets on his feet, he kicks me to the curve for some no-good woman that he thinks is God sent.
Mary is getting peanuts compare to what he makes and spends on his new woman.
I do not have any respect for him or his new wife. Look how many lives she destroyed with her past husbands and boyfriends.

@ Ann. You are absolutely right. From 2005 until now Mary Harvey is still bitter. If she really cared about her child she wouldn't have put her child's father on blast in the public. No one knows what happened during their marriage because we are only hearing one side and frankly I don't care. As a mother, I would never succumb my child to such embarrassment. This has got to painful for a child. What more does she want? She comes across as an angry black woman who would use every opportunity to run the man into the ground. I believe he cheated on her. Ok, you're divorce now. What do you want? Obviously you do not want a relationship with your child because if you did we wouldn't be airing your dirty laundry in public. You would take the appropriate steps as a MOTHER. IMO, she has devoted the rest of her life to run this man into the ground. If he died tomorrow, she would turn her aggression on his wife. She's miserable and needs help. She needs to make an appt with Dr. Phil. Let the man live his life and you should do likewise. It's a damn shame!!!

@Ann and Julette put yourself in Mary shoes. This is the man she planned on spending the rest of her life with and woke up one day and he was gone. Then slick Steve gave her peanuts in a jake up settlement. Mary got less tan 3 million that's not right. She deseves more and if Steve was a true man he would do right about her.

I think this entire situation is a shame. I have a little sympathy for Ms. Mary Harvey. I do believe that he was having an affair while the two were married. I think there is more to the story than what he is saying or mentioning. As for Mary, I really wished she would have considered what this is doing to their child and his well being. At some point, Mary has to move on and accept the things as they are and stop waddling in misery over past years. This only makes her seem angry and bitter. There is saying that "what's done in the dark, will come to light". If Majorie was truely the cause of their breakup; I feel that she and Steve owe Mary Harvey an apology. If Steve felt the need to have an affair, he should have just been honest with Mary and just left. A spouse that has an affair has no respect for their children, the other spouse and the person that he/she is cheating with. This entire situation is very saddening and I pray that God grants everyone that is involved a since of peace and forgiveness.

I really like Steve Harvey as an actor, comedian and radio personality but after seeing how Mary is acting and how hurt she is, him or his current wife couldn't tell me anything. Put yourself in Mary's shoes, you took care of your man, helped him to move on in his endeavors and then he doesn't want you no more. You are not flashy or pretty enough for him to have you on his arm to showcase you. I just pray this doesn't cause Mary to die of a broken heart or make her destitute. The devil used her up and now threw her away. But Steve and his supposed to be Christian wife better not get too comfortable. Because God has a way of doing things. Look at the new Mrs. Harvey and look at her past, I don't think she could ever mentor my daughter or any young female I know. I, along with others will not give her a pity party. Remember what the old folks said "God doesn't like ugly, but don't care for beauty".

FUNNY, I READ THESE COMMENTS THAT TELL THIS WOMAN THAT WAS THERE FOR MR. HARVEY TO MOVE ON AND SHES A BITTER BLACK WOMAN... UMMM..HOW DO YOU SAY THAT TO SOMEONE THAT WAS IN LOVE??? I PRIDE MYSELF ON ALWAYS REMEMBERING THAT WHEN SOMEONE'S HEART IS INVOLVED IN A RELATIONSHIP..PAIN IS PAIN..AND TIME HAS NO BOUNDARIES..STEVE HARVEY IS ALL OVER THE MEDIA AND ON THE COVER OF MAGAZINES WITH THIS "FRONT" LIKE HE'S THIS MAN THAT HAS OVERCOME AND CLOSED ALL LOOSE ENDS THE RIGHT WAY.. FROM MARY'S PRESENTATION OF SOME FACTS..IT'S SEEMING THIS ISN'T SO! AND YES, WE DONT HAVE HIS SIDE, BUT WHY PLACE A GAG ORDER ON HER AND LET YOU NOW TALK..EVERYONE SHOULD TALK AND LISTEN, THE ONE THING WE DONT DO WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE INVOLVED..MARJORIE, SWEETIE..AMERICA, BLACK AMERICA, WATCHED STEVE HARVEY GO FROM DEF COMEDY JAM, TO APPOLO, TO THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TO HIS SYNDICATED SHOW..AND I CLEARLY REMEMBER WHEN THE "KINGS OF COMEDY" TOURED.. I ATTENDED..AND I'M REMINDED OF HOW I WATCHED HIS CAREER..HOW HE MENTIONED HIS WIFE BEING BY HIS SIDE.. I SAY THIS TO SAY IT WAS AFTER THE KINGS OF COMEDY BUT DURING HIS CAREER'S EXPLOSION THAT IT WAS THEN STATED THAT HE AND HIS WIFE WERE GETTING DIVORCED AND FROM THE SMOKE YOU APPEARED, SO IT DOES MAKE ME WONDER IF YOU HAVE HAD APART IN WRECKING THEIR HOME, SORRY BUT WAITING TO EXHALE IS PLAYING IN MY MIND..AND LIKE THE MOVIE, I HOPE THAT MARY CAN FIND THOSE SCISSORS AND CUT THE PAIN AND THOSE MEMORIES THAT TIE HER TO THE PAIN AWAY..IT'S HARD WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE AND HAVE PLACED THEM AHEAD OF YOURSELF..AND AS FOR THEIR SON, PEOPLE, HE IS NOT A DUMB KID I'M SURE..KIDS AREN'T GIVEN AS MUCH CREDIT AS WE SHOULD GIVE THEM.. HE KNOWS, IF HE WAS FULLY INVOLVED IN WATCHING HIS PARENT'S MARRIAGE FALL APART, WHAT HIS MOTHER WENT THROUGH AND I'M POSITIVE DIDN'T LIKE IT..AND LET US NOT BE CRAZY OURSELVES..WHEN KIDS ARE INVOLVED THEY ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN FEELINGS THEIR DEELING WITH AND IF HE WAS AWARE THAT HIS FATHER WAS CAPABLE OF GIVING HIM MORE..WOULDN'T YOU GO WITH THAT PARENT? I DONT BELIEVE SHE PUT HER SON ON A PLANE BECAUSE SHE WAS BEING AN IRRESPONSIBLE PARENT..NOT BUYING IT. I JUST HOPE THEY CAN COME TO TERMS WITH EACH OTHER AND ALLOW HONESTY TO BE THE DRIVING FORCE IN THIS MATTER..AND PLEASE STOP CALLING THIS WOMAN AN ANGRY BLACK WOMAN.. SHE'S HURT AND A HURT HEART NEEDS TIME TO MEND..I'M A BLACK WOMAN AND TAKE OFFENSE TO THE STATEMENT BECAUSE WE ARE ALWAYS CALLED ANGRY WHEN WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BE HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD, MOSTY BY THE MEN THAT MISTREAT US.. HUGGS AND BLESSINGS TO ALL ON THIS SITE & IN BOTH FAMILIES HOUSEHOLDS..

As Cedric the Entertainer would say, "Come on now Steve..?"
1. You know you finally gave her a settlement "after" she had to fight for it.
2. Why you having the wife "sue" the ex-wife? Come on now.. just more dirt your son has to witness.
3. Mary, keep quiet and come out when its all done with a book.

Steve Harvey is truly a comedian. He takes advantage of women and then writes books about how to get a man to treat you right. That's the funniest nonsense I've ever heard. I will never support anything he does and I pray God ends his career and puts him right back where he started with nothing and then we'll see how long his new wife sticks around.

Just let it go and. Move on its over.

Mary isjust anotherbitterblack woman that is mad that her ex is doing welland she has blown through all the money that was given to her.

I don't understand how everyone is forgetting why Mary Harvey did the you tube tapes. She stated Steve is not allowing her to see her son. Mary never said she did or did not send her son on the plane to see Steve without him knowing. I think Mary should have focus more on the point that Steve isn't allowing her to see her son and left the other garbage alone. Steve may have given Mary money back in 2007 after being forced by the judge, but he didn't give her nothing but $1,000 a month when they first divorce in 2005 This is correct but the public is allowing Steve attorney to confuse them.


well i cannot judge what i dont know to be factual. i pray that people can forgive and move on, I realize that i have a pass that may or may not be all good however Gods grace is sufficient. If Steve did her wrong I pray that he would repent and sincerly move on and as for the x I only hope that she can forgive. I donot agree with the new wife bringing slander suit, but hey who am I. i will continue to listen watch and laugh with Steve Harvey comedy.

I read comments from several different people and I think it is interesting that so many women want Steve Harvey to be the bad guy. No matter what you may hear or read differently, he will always be in the wrong. I feel we have projected too much of our thoughts and feelings to this situation. I along with others have experienced bad relationships with men. However, I have never wanted to be the black woman that states "all men are dogs, are low life's". I have accepted responsibility for my part in those relationships and I realized no one could treat me badly,if I did not allow it. Often, we as "black women" want to project our anger and hurt to someone elses's situation. I watched Mary Harvey's videos and what I saw was a hurt, angry, jealous woman. There are always 3 sides to every story, hers, his, and he truth. I thought Mary as a Mother should have thougt about, how will this affect my son"? Is this really worth it, am I being selfish, what will this really accomplish for me? I don't think she asked herself any of these questions.

Steve Harvey is a manipulating liar. Why the gag order in the first place if he was so righteous? I think Mary finally received some money but I don't believe things went down the way Steve is pretending. I hated the way he pretended on The View that she got 3 homes and all he had was 3 homes. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a lie. Steve Harvey is the cheapest man in show business, you can tell that if you ever listed to his show. He did all the things Mary said he did to her. That court document does not disprove anything.

I think Steve needs to be the one to handled his ex-wife. If the ex-wife is not telling the truth then Steve, the Court system and the Court of God can handled it. The current wife, Majorie, should let it go- if there's no validity to the story then defending yourself by responding to false allegations I understand but taking it to court for defamation of character is being just as spiteful as the ex-wife in my opinion. No (one) person and their lies can tear a family apart...lets remember- a family that prays together, stays together!
Side note:Woman to Woman-Just leave it at that Majorie and be the better person or should I say wife, its called taking the high road...I've taking it all my life...I've resented it at times but in the end its the best road...Let the truth speak for itself...

I have to agree with @Ann, @ Julette, and @Kitty. I am a woman who has been hurt in the past, but I also accepted my responsibility in the relationship. It takes two to make a relationship work. When things turn sour, then one person wants to lay blame on the other. When a person gets dumped by the other person, yes, it hurts. But at some point you have to move on. The divorce was in 2005. At the time, Mary was getting $1,000 a month and she had custody of their son. I agree this was not much, but she did not get her own lawyer so that is on her. Sometimes you have to use common sense. A divorce lawyer is going to fairly represent the person paying him. Then, in 2009 (after Steve and Marjorie have gotten married), Mary goes back to court regarding the divorce settlement from 2005. This time she is offered 10 million dollars( supposedly his net worth was $20million dollars@ the time). Now, she starts this mess all over again. She had her assistant to put the child on a plane and wait 30 min before the plane lands to inform the father that the child is on his way. I feel sorry for her if she is not allowed to see him, but I do not know all the details. The courts had a reason for taking custody from her and giving it to Steve. Regardless, as a mother you have to always think what your actions are going to do to your child. All this stuff should have been dealt with in private not on youtube. She should never let her anger for Steve cause her to react publicly in a negative way. I was taught that a real lady, especially a mother, does not air her dirty laundry. But, she needs to find a way to move on. @Italia- the gag order was for both of them. She spoke out first against the order. Steve followed proper procedure by getting the gag order temporarily lifted in order to defend himself. Now she has put herself in a position whereby she could be held in contempt of court. Now she and her lawyer cannot be reached by Newspapers for interviews. I like Steve Harvey as a comedian. I do not judge him because that is not my job. We all have something in our past that we are not proud of and we all have made mistakes. I have had relationships that ended and I was sad. But now I know that I was not meant to be with that person. Mary is sad now, but God may have someone better planned for her life. But she will never meet him if she continues to pine over a lost love. She should not give anyone that kind of control over her life. There are people who get a divorce and don't get nothing. Over the years, she has gotten different settlements. The 2009 settlement alone was good. She should have taken that money, the homes, and any thing else and started living again. Right now she is merely existing.It is time for her to pray for God to heal her soul and for her to move on. She needs to love herself enough to do this. If she wants to see her son, then go to court a find out what she has to do. I pray that she will be healed and blessed with a more abundant life!

God's grace and marcy is upon Mr and Mrs; Harvy's life and will remain that way for reason's that are plane to see if you know how good god is.Also, Mr. Harvy is doing his thing(part)as a humen being and a strong man.May god continual to bless him and his family.

I don't know all the facts, but how long has she been bitter? I know know one is perfect, but why is she just now coming out with all the "bad man" information about their marriage and relationship? They divorced in 2005, and then he remarried in 2007. Seems like she is jealous of his life as it is now. She is hurting her son with all this too. Just imagine what he is going thru, can he handle the pressure from his peers? Why isn't he with her??

Steve keep your head up and stay fix on God

Steve hurt that woman and she is just finding her voice to speak out. I recall her saying that she was tired of being bullied and she has finally realized that she is worth more. Steve Harvey is a user of woman, he has used woman to get ahead and if you cannot see that then you are blind. He dumped her and left her for another woman. Yes, she does need to move on but it seems for her she needed to stand up for herself and speak on something that was not resolved. It was obvious that Steve Harvey was not trying to listen to what she had to say and since he has a national platform to say whatever he wants about whoever he wants what other recourse did she have. Healing does not happen overnight, marriage is like to pieces of paper glued together when you tear them apart there are still pieces of each other stuck togehter and it takes time for those pieces to fall off. I feel for her not for Steve Harvey.

 
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