Comedian Steve Harvey attacked by ex-wife on YouTube

Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:30pm EST

Comedian Steve Harvey and wife Mary in 2001. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Comedian Steve Harvey and wife Mary in 2001.

Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Mary Harvey wants the world to know why her marriage to Steve Harvey failed.

In three separate videos -- totaling 25 minutes -- posted on YouTube over the weekend, Mary, who split from Steve in 2005, rants, "He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house. I woke up, and everything was gone."

She then accuses him of infidelity from their meeting in the mid-1990s until the time they split.

Mary says she's speaking up because her ex is currently suing her in Texas, and she keeps coming up in interviews, including in Essence magazine's January 11 cover story.

"In Steve's opinion, I was responsible when Oprah did not give him a TV show," she says. "I'm being sued for that. That is why I'm saying what I have to say…. To keep seeing my name referenced when talking about his life - that part of it, I don't understand."

Steve married Marjorie Bridge -- whom Mary claims was his mistress -- in 2007, and went on to write several relationship advice books.

In response, a statement from Steve Harvey's attorney, Bobbie Edmonds, states: "We are appalled and aware of the videos and other fabricated documents ... which contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit and slanderous information about Mr. Harvey, his current wife and others."

"The ex-wife is fully aware of the court's current orders and permanent injunctions which prohibit either party, their lawyers or representatives from discussing and releasing information on the Internet and to the media. We are taking the necessary legal steps to rectify this matter to the full extent of the law and we will be seeking contempt and sanctions against her for such reprehensible and callous disregard for the court orders."

"We are saddened that the ex-wife has resorted to such devious and selfish behavior, with a reckless disregard for their minor son, her adult son and Mr. Harvey's other children."

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)

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brownsugar26 wrote:
I have the utmost respect for Mary Harvey, I remember when Mr. Steve Hsrvey told about being homeless and she helped him, how soon we forget, no offense, but I do not think Marjorie would have done so, based on a comment he made about how he saw her while in a club and she brushed you off. However, when you become famous she has time for you now, I just hope you do not loose it all, because she will be gone. Also, I believe Mary when she says that Marjorie was the mistress, she needed someone to keep her gold digging lifestyle after her ex husbands went to prison. I feel sorry for the kids having to go through this, but Mr. Harvey you are like a lot of preachers, who do not practice what they preach. God Bless, and I hope Mary gains her son back, I do not respect a man who takes a child from their biological mother. Guilt is what you feel because deep inside you know its true what is being said, that is why you have talked about it all week on the radio.

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