Mary Harvey Gets 30 Day Jail Sentence for Violating Protective Order in Case
*Uh oh. Here’s a report that’s gonna raise some eyebrows.
On the day that Steve Harvey is airing his recent interview with President Obama about fatherhood and family among other things on his nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey Show,” comes mind blowing news about him.
*Mary Harvey, the ex-wife of comedian Steve Harvey, who hosts ”Family Feud” and a nationally syndicated radio show, recently made a phone call to blast the “Family Feud” host, who had her thown in jail over the Halloween weekend.
It’s been a contentious battle between Mary and Steve Harvey, who have been battling over custody of their son, Wynton, who lives with Steve.
According to Mary, the two have been battling since 2005.
“Here is almost 2012, and this motherf**ker still won’t get off my ass,” she declared. “He should have squared all of this with me in 2005.
“He’s got a movie coming out, he’s got this talk show he’s trying to do, so he’s just trying to squash me,” Mary said.
Mary talked to Shanae Hall, revealing that she was on her way to the drugstore with Steve, one of her sons from her previous marriage, when four policemen approached her.
“They took me to jail. I was there all day long,” said Mary. “Nobody knew where I was.
“Steve (ex-husband) wanted to serve me with a lawsuit when I walked out of that jail, and that’s what happened. Now, I have to show up in court on Nov. 11. He’s alleging that he is in fear that I’m going to show up at the radio station or at his house or that I’m going to show up at one of his comedy venues, you know? Now he’s going to get it to where there’s a restraining order against me,” she said.
Mary said she is not surprised that Steve had her thown in jail. “You call your lawyer and come up with 30 f**king pages of what I’ve done to you?” she blasted.
“Now that he thinks the public is not looking anymore, he can go back to doing what he’s always been doing…he’s dogging and bullying me when he thinks nobody’s looking.”
Mary said she hasn’t seen Wynton in a year.
“Steve claims that I’m going to use Wynton to create a celebrity status for myself. Ain’t that some shit? Now it’s all about, ‘She’s trying to hurt Wynton.” Wynton’s been texting me, saying ‘Mom, when am I going to see you?’ He texted me the day before I went to jail. He said, ‘Mom, when am I going to see you again?”
“He won’t even let me see Wynton,” said Mary. ‘He’s like, ‘Let’s send the police after Mary.’ When are they going to send the police after his ass?”
“Now this bastard (Steve) is in court saying I need to be restrained from seeing Wynton. He’s already restraining me from seeing Wynton,” Mary claims.
Mary also claims that the judge favors Steve. “He’s got a damn speed dial on this damn judge. He calls his lawyer and comes up with 30 f**king pages of what I’ve done to you?
“He (Steve) is trying to restrict me from having a reality show, a book deal, going on radio, doing anything. He’s almost trying to have me bound and gagged under the court system. What am I supposed to do?” Pausing, she added, “What the hell is it that he wants? What the hell is he trying to sue me for? When do I get a chance to live my life?”
Mary has done several several interviews on her domestic problems regarding Steve Harvey on YouTube and apparently is not taking Harvey’s actions in stride.
“This needs to be out there. He’s a coward and a bitch, and he always has been,” said Mary. “I’m going to the drugstore and the next thing you know, my ass is in jail like I shot somebody or something. It’s just wrong that one dude who has power and privilege is trying to shut my ass completely down over some shit he did.”
Continuing, she said, “It’s trick or treat. You don’t get the treat, you get the trick. It’s like trick or treat, bitch. He won’t get off my back, plain and simple.”
As of this posting, the Steve Harvey camp had not responded to our request for a response to Mary’s comments.
*If you thought Mary Harvey was through speaking out on her sharp differences with ex-husband Steve Harvey, think again.
This past Thursday she was given the opportunity say what was on her mind in light of Mr. Harvey’s recent court victory against her and some comments he made on “The View” about the situation as well.
Among the things she explains to Majic 102.3 Washington D.C.’s Cortney Hicks is how she can claim to be homeless when the recent court ruling states that she was awarded three homes in the divorce. Mary doesn’t deny that she had possession of all three houses at one point, but she lost them all, one way or another.
“Anything can be put into a document to say, ‘This is what she got,’” Mary said, “but did she get it?”
Click the player below to listen to Mary Harvey’s “final interview” as she breaks it all down for you including the $40k monthly payments, the $1.5 million lump sum and of course the situation with their son Wynton.
*Writer Allison Samuels has waded into the murky waters of Steve Harvey’s love life with a new column questioning his self-appointed role as “relationship expert.”
Here’s an excerpt from her Feb. 16 post, titled “Steve Harvey’s Bad Romance”:
Annie Martin is still too peeved to rationally discuss comic Steve Harvey. Like many African American women, Martin had thought of Harvey as the ultimate relationship expert—until she saw his ex-wife’s YouTube rant last month, accusing him of being a two-timer and worse. For more than 10 years, Martin, a 43-year-old nurse’s assistant from Baltimore, had faithfully supported her favorite entertainer—listening to his nationally syndicated radio show, watching his stint on “Family Feud,” tuning in whenever he appeared on TBN religious network. Martin always believed the comedian was just a “down home brother” with enough common sense and old-school wisdom to share with the masses. And when the 54-year old radio host decided to pen his own book in 2009, detailing his insights into the black male psyche and relationships, she ran to the bookstore. “I just knew he’d be able to tell me what I needed to do to find a black man. No one else was stepping up to try,” Martin says.
Harvey’s “Act Like a Lady; Think Like a Man” had 50 printings, sold 2 million copies and appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers lists for months, and he followed up last year with a second book, “Straight No Chaser; How to Find, Keep and Understand A Man.” Harvey basked in his own spotlight, posing for covers of Essence magazine with his wife Majorie and gracing the couches of Oprah, Jay Leno and other shows, touting his winning advice for couples. Winfrey was so impressed with Harvey’s straightforward, pragmatic approach to love and relationships that she reportedly considered giving him a show about relationships on her new network, OWN.
But the show never materialized, and now it looks like Winfrey may have dodged a bullet. Before she could finalize plans for the Harvey show, the daytime queen received some troubling news from the former Mrs. Steve Harvey—who then went on to share her complaintswith the world via her YouTube video.
Simply put, Mary Harvey thinks her husband is the last man in the world who should be a relationship guru.
Among her accusations are that Harvey was unfaithful (more than 15 times, she claims), that he was allegedly abusive, and the ultimate betrayal—that he left her and married his mistress. She also accused him of turning their son against her and leaving her penniless. While Winfrey won’t make an official comment on the ex-couple, sources close to the talk show host say she’s relieved she pulled the show off the table and hopes not to be a central focus of the Harveys’ lawsuits against one another. Both Steve and Mary Harvey are under a court gag order and declined to comment for this story.
The shocking claims still have many African Americans—particularly those convinced Harvey’s relationship advice was gospel—battling feelings of betrayal and asking, just who is Steve Harvey, really? Had they actually been duped by the charming, funny man with a penchant for expensive three piece suits and hair pieces? “A friend sent me the YouTube video and my heart sank,” says Martin, the Baltimore nurse’s assistant. “I know it sounds silly, but I thought of him like a true friend. Not to be a perfect man, but to be honest about his own circumstances before instructing me how to deal with mine. I’m not even saying what his ex-wife said is all true—but clearly something was very wrong.”
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*Steve Harvey’s reps say a Texas judge has approved the release of a legal document “which verifiably proves” that the allegations from his ex-wife Mary Harvey (spurred by her appearance on YouTube) were indeed false.”
Despite an existing gag order in the case stemming from their 2005 divorce proceedings, the Honorable Judge Dry of the District Court in Collin County has temporarily lifted the order “so that Steve Harvey will have the opportunity to set the record straight with the hope that the plethora of media outlets that reported these false allegations wlll now report the truth,” read an e-mail sent to EUR from his reps.
Steve’s camp says the released document disproves the following allegations from Mary:
(1) Mary Harvey was not left broke or destitute by Mr. Harvey after their divorce in 2005. She was paid $40,000/month until March 2009 and then paid a lump sum of $1.5 million;
(2) Mary Harvey was not left homeless after her divorce from Mr. Harvey in 2005. She was awarded three (3) homes in their property settlement;
(3) Mr. Harvey is the primary custodian of their 13 year old son, whom Mary Harvey willingly put on an airplane to his father. Mary Harvey sent him to his father without Mr. Harvey’s knowledge; and
(4) The 2005 divorce of Steve and Mary Harvey was granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and his current wife was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital break-up.
*Steve Harvey is going to court with a vengeance against his former wife, Mary. After his ex took to YouTube to throw trash on the comedian’s name, everyone knew it was going to be a battle.
So today (Feb. 7), the two sides will square off in a Collins County, Texas court room to hear the comedian/author/radio host’s request for sanctions against her for allegedly violating an injunction against talking about the family’s custody case over the Internet.
But that’s not the end of the drama. Marjorie Harvey, the current wife, is considering filing a defamation suit against Mary for the accusations made against her in the videos.
Mary Harvey, the ex, mentioned in the videos that the radio host is also suing him for allegedly preventing him from getting a show with Oprah.
“As I sit and talk and speak right now, there’s a lawsuit that’s been filed against me in Texas, because in Steve’s opinion, I was responsible when Oprah didn’t give him a TV show,” she said. “I’m being sued for that as I sit here on this sofa today.”
Steve Harvey’s attorney, Bobbie Edmonds, didn’t mention any details about the suit, but said the judge has sealed it. However, she did comment via a statement about the now infamous videos Mary Harvey posted to YouTube:
“We are appalled and aware of the videos and the other fabricated documents, which were placed on the internet over the weekend by the ex-wife of Mr. Steve Harvey, which contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit and slanderous information about Mr. Harvey, his current wife and others.”