Comedian and popular radio personality Steve Harvey appears to have the upper hand in a case filed against his ex-wife, as a Texas judge refuted Mary Harvey’s claims of infidelity and abandonment, among a list of other accusations.
Harvey took his ex-wife to court on Feb. 7 to contest her claims and determine whether she had violated a gag order forcing them not to speak about their marriage. She took to the Internet last month and posted a series of videos on YouTube, claiming that her ex-husband had left her homeless, turned their 13-year-old son against her, left her broke and cheated on her prior to their divorce.
But court documents reveal that Mary’s claims were refuted, moving that Steve maintained primary custody over their son and had been giving Mary $40,000 per month up until March 2009. He also gave her $1.5 million following that date.
Additionally, the court said that the two divorced due to irreconcilable differences and Steve’s current wife had nothing to do with their split.
The court granted Steve’s request for temporary injunction and forced Mary to remove all of her videos online. But as of Feb. 11, the videos could still be viewed on YouTube.
Steve Harvey briefly addressed the issue on his talk show, according to US Magazine.
“I know the truth,” Harvey said during the show. “I don’t care what you say about me, but my wife and kids are off limits.”
Steve and Mary Harvey first met in 1989 and got married in 1996. The couple divorced in 2005. Steve later married his current wife, Marjorie Bridges, in 2007.
The ex-couple will appear in court again in March so the judge can determine if the imposed gag order had been violated.