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Steve Harvey's Con Job Divorce

Ex-wife claims comedian and lawyer rooked her in 2005 split

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Steve Harvey's Con Job Divorce

NOVEMBER 20--The ex-wife of comedian Steve Harvey claims that she was conned into a quickie divorce engineered by the entertainer and his lawyer, who allegedly sought to keep private details about the star's adultery, poor and neglectful parenting, and "physical and mental abuse" of his ex-spouse.

In a lawsuit filed against her ex-lawyer, Mary Harvey claims that she was defrauded by the comedian and the couple's longtime attorney, who represented both sides in their November 2005 divorce. Harvey alleges that she was unaware of her right to independent counsel and, as a result, was severely shortchanged when it came to alimony, division of community property, and child support.

In her District Court complaint, filed yesterday in Harris County, Texas, Harvey claims that the couple's attorney, Ricky Anderson, told her she could not legally get more than $1000 monthly in child support for the couple's son. Harvey alleges that Anderson was actually looking out for Steve Harvey's interests, and sought to protect his client's "packaged, do-good, likeable, Christian-type image in the public eye."

Anderson and the comedian sought to "quickly and quietly dispose of the divorce" because there were "many things that Steve Harvey...did during the Harveys' marriage that he did not want the public to know about," Mary Harvey charges in her lawsuit, which was first reported by Courthouse News.

Those "things," the complaint alleges, included "Steve Harvey's adultery, his abandonment of some of his children, his poor and neglectful parenting of the parties' child, and physical and mental abuse of Plaintiff." Harvey's complaint, an excerpt of which you'll find here, charges Anderson with breach of contract, professional negligence, and conspiracy. (9 pages)

Comments (7)

Why in the world did it take her 6 years to suddenly figure any of this out? I for some reason have trouble believe this woman didn't know what she was doing... unless she is the dumbest woman on the planet and if that's true how did she figure this all out? Sounds to me like someone just wants more and more....
That's an awesome caterpillar.
Men today pick women who are fake, fake hair, fake nails, fake personalities, and fake hearts. This is what Harvey has done. He needs to stick to a woman that has his back, which I believe his ex-wife had his back, that's why she's the ex., she was hanging in there. Maybe Harvey has changed after his supposed affairs. People change. Most celebrities should try to find that person whom is true at heart, not a look what's on my arm. Don't worry about what that person looks like, it's the heart of that individual. Harvey's crew on his team states, 'Marjorie's this, Marjorie's that, because Steve married her. I think they should be true to Steve, and say she's ok. Without make-up we have some ugly women out here. Men love us as some of us are, NATURAL BEAUTY.
It couldn't be worse than the con job that was his god awful show.
Act like a lady think like the a$$ you are.... I don't think so lying wig wearing creep... you have called women ugly and I saw a picture of your twin daughters in Essence Magazine and you have a lot of nerve ...they look like the District 9
The ex-wife was very very stupid. I hope she can still get hers. Never trust a man, especially a rich one.