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  • Steve Harvey: Taking The High Road........

    5 posts, 5 voices, 1018 views, started Jan 25, 2011

    Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Denise Richardson


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      Steve Harvey: Taking The High Road Regarding Ex-Wife's Salacious Smear Campaign  

      Over the course of the weekend Steve Harvey’s name became a trending topic stemming from a series of Youtube videos finding his ex-wife, Mary Shackelford Harvey, making shocking claims against the ‘King of Comedy.’

      In the viral videos, Harvey’s former spouse is seen revealing that her ex-husband was a serial cheater and left her with nothing, including taking custody of their 15-year-old son Wynton following their 2005 divorce.

      “He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house,” she said. “I woke up, and everything was gone.”

      So what’s all the talk about six years later?

      According to People, Shackleford says Harvey is currently suing her in Texas, which is why she is now speaking up. “In Steve’s opinion, I was responsible when Oprah [Winfrey] did not give him a TV show,” she shared. “I’m being sued for that. That is why I’m saying what I have to say.”

      Harvey’s lawyer, Bobbie Edmonds, released a statement in response saying they were “appalled and aware of the videos and other fabricated documents.”

      According to Edmonds, the videos “contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit and slanderous information,” which led them to be “saddened” that Mary “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.”

      He asserted that there are “court orders and permanent injunctions which prohibit either party from discussing and releasing information [about the marriage and divorce] 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,” he assured, “and we will be seeking contempt and sanctions against her for such reprehensible and callous disregard for the court orders.

      “Mr. Harvey cannot personally respond to these assertions, documents and videos due to the existing court gag orders,” the attorney concluded.

      But the burgeoning media darling took to the radio airwaves this morning (Jan. 24) during a segment on his nationally syndicated radio program, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ to clear up any misconceptions. The show shared the taping exclusively with

      “I know the truth,” declared Harvey to his listening audience. “But the matter is, the part that’s hurtful in this is my wife and children had to be drugged [sic] into this. If you‘re going to be vindictive go ahead and aim it at me, but my son is coming in the room crying. And that’s also her son. So why you would do this?

      “And I don’t even understand the purpose of it,” he continued. “I mean, I got you mad 12 years ago, that’s what we‘re doing now? And here’s the thing that my father always taught me. He said, ‘Son there’s three sides to every story. It’s their side, it’s your side, and it’s the truth.’ And the truth ‘gon come out. Because see, once you go public then you allow people to start asking some other types of questions.

      “So, I’m just more concerned about my son, who I happen to have total custody of, rights to all education and everything. He’s with us on the ship today. And he doesn’t deserve to have to answer questions like this from his friends. And it’s just being inconsiderate of your own child.

      “A lot of it is lies, but ... a lot of celebrities get dogged out and pitched about and then there’s no repercussions behind the person who’s doing the pitching,” Harvey lamented on the airwaves.

      “Here’s my job as a father to my son, I have taught him to be respectful of his mother and women overall. That’s what I’ve taught him. What he can’t do is see me going out making particular accusations and rants. It is still his mother and I’m his father,” he continued. “And it’s my job to raise him the right way. If I have custody of the child, which you have to wonder how that happened, then my job is to teach him by example. And he’s crying through this whole thing because his friends called and his sister found it on the internet at the same time. And it’s just horrible. But it is what it is, I’m good. I appreciate all the support ... the people that’s going to hate you they‘re just looking for something to hate you for anyway. You could do me all you want, I don’t care what you say about me. But my wife and kids are off limits, I tell people all the time.”

      The multimedia personality went on to express his thoughts on his ex-wife’s motives for bringing the accusations to light. “I mean it’s simple, she’s just keeping a promise that they made. ‘I’m going to divorce you and I’m going to ruin you,‘” he stated, referring to what some spurned spouses say during a divorce. “That’s the promise that was made... But, Wynton’s with us and he’s doing well. If you want to pray for us then pray for Wynton. But things will be dealt with in the proper fashion this time. This time it’ll get dealt with in the proper fashion.”

      Do you think Mary Harvey is out of order for exploiting her minor son and breaking the law?


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          Cheekymonkey wrote Jan 25, 2011
        • Hmmm while I dont agree with EVER hurting achild in anyway.I dont know about this enough to voice anything on steve harveys case. But in general kids always go through hell when parents divorce. Is there truth in what each are saying probally are they both using the media u bet ch‘a. Are both wrong about that? Yep.
          But if ur famous your kids always get the worst of it, if u divorce,have an affair, anything nsgative if you are a celebrity hurts the kids parents that are famous need to think about this. Media is where its won or loss and I hardly see the kids protected until its used to hurt the other

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          Brimstone1968 wrote Jan 25, 2011
        • Eva u got me cracking up with your comment.  My heart aches for the son and the countless children that have to face the wrath of divorce.  Putting the parents aside let us pray for a sound mind for the kids.

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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 25, 2011
        • Just sad that their personal laundry has to be aired. And sad that we care about others personal laundry.

          I really should cancel my US subscription and not support thisfrown

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