I really hate this story is all over the internet and in the end only taring apart a family. Yesterday attorney Bobbie Edmonds said her client Steve Harvey could only respond in a â€œlimitedâ€ fashion â€œdue to courtâ€™s orders to the YouTube video postings by his ex-wife, Mary Harvey, accusing him of being a very bad husband, among other things.
The 3 videos Mary Harvey posted revealed some personal information including their 2005 custody battle over their 15-year-old son Wynton. She even called him a serial cheater and left her with nothing.
â€œHe turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house,â€ she said. â€œI woke up, and everything was gone.â€
This came up all of a sudden because heâ€™s suing her in Texas.
â€œIn Steveâ€™s opinion, I was responsible when Oprah [Winfrey] did not give him a TV show,â€ she shared. â€œIâ€™m being sued for that. That is why Iâ€™m saying what I have to say.â€
As we said, Steve Harveyâ€™s legal rep, Bobbie Edmonds, released a statement in response saying they were â€œappalled and aware of the videos and other fabricated documents.â€
According to Edmonds, the videos:
â€ â€¦contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit and slanderous information,â€ which led them to be â€œsaddenedâ€ that Mary â€œhas resorted to such devious and selfish behavior, with a reckless disregard for their minor son, her adult son and Mr. Harveyâ€™s other children.
â€œMr. Harvey cannot personally respond to these assertions, documents and videos due to the existing court gag orders,â€ Edmonds concluded.
Well, that was the plan â€¦ at first. Apparently as the day went on and the story got hotter and hotter, Mr. Harvey decided to speak out about the issue on his nationally syndicated radio program, â€œThe Steve Harvey Showâ€:
â€œI know the truth,â€ declared Harvey to his listening audience. â€œBut the matter is, the part thatâ€™s hurtful in this is my wife and children had to be drugged [sic] into this. If youâ€™re going to be vindictive go ahead and aim it at me, but my son is coming in the room crying. And thatâ€™s also her son. So why would you do this?
â€œAnd I donâ€™t even understand the purpose of it,â€ he continued. â€œI mean, I got you mad 12 years ago, thatâ€™s what weâ€™re doing now? And hereâ€™s the thing that my father always taught me. He said, â€˜Son thereâ€™s three sides to every story. Itâ€™s their side, itâ€™s your side, and itâ€™s the truth.â€™ And the truth â€˜gon come out. Because see, once you go public then you allow people to start asking some other types of questions.
â€œSo, Iâ€™m just more concerned about my son, who I happen to have total custody of, rights to all education and everything. Heâ€™s with us on the ship today. And he doesnâ€™t deserve to have to answer questions like this from his friends. And itâ€™s just being inconsiderate of your own child.
â€œA lot of it is lies, but â€¦ a lot of celebrities get dogged out and pitched about and then thereâ€™s no repercussions behind the person whoâ€™s doing the pitching,â€ Harvey lamented on the airwaves.
â€œHereâ€™s my job as a father to my son, I have taught him to be respectful of his mother and women overall. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve taught him. What he canâ€™t do is see me going out making particular accusations and rants. It is still his mother and Iâ€™m his father,â€ he continued. â€œAnd itâ€™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 heâ€™s crying through this whole thing because his friends called and his sister found it on the internet at the same time. And itâ€™s just horrible. But it is what it is, Iâ€™m good. I appreciate all the support â€¦ the people thatâ€™s going to hate you theyâ€™re just looking for something to hate you for anyway. You could do me all you want, I donâ€™t care what you say about me. But my wife and kids are off limits, I tell people all the time.â€
The multimedia personality went on to express his thoughts on his ex-wifeâ€™s motives for bringing the accusations to light. â€œI mean itâ€™s simple, sheâ€™s just keeping a promise that they made. â€˜Iâ€™m going to divorce you and Iâ€™m going to ruin you,â€™â€ he stated, referring to what some spurned spouses say during a divorce. â€œThatâ€™s the promise that was madeâ€¦ But, Wyntonâ€™s with us and heâ€™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 itâ€™ll get dealt with in the proper fashion.â€