Steve Harvey's Ex-Wife Pulled Into $20 Million Lawsuit Against Him

Steve Harvey's Ex-Wife Pulled Into $20 Million Lawsuit Against Him

This is the television host's worst nightmare.

Published June 25, 2015

Steve Harvey's ex-wife Mary Harvey has been trying — unsuccessfully — to get back at him for their divorce. The former Mrs. Harvey has alleged everything from infidelity to child abuse against the television host and best-selling author, each time getting slapped with jail time for violating the terms of their split.

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Now, Mary may finally have her shot at doing some damage to her ex: she's been called in as a witness in a $20 million lawsuit brought against the comedian by a former collaborator. A videographer named Joseph Cooper filed a federal lawsuit against Harvey last year, accusing him of attempting to block the sale of raw stand-up videos of the comedian from early in his career.

Apparently, back in the day Harvey requested Cooper to hold off on selling the footage because he felt like his career was soon to take off. Cooper agreed, thinking that the footage would be worth more. When later came around, Harvey decided that the material he performs in the footage didn't jive with his wholesome new brand, and offered Cooper $5 million to buy the footage back. He then never paid up.

Now, Cooper has called Mary into his suit to serve as a witness of their alleged deal. We don't think she'll waste any time using this opportunity to get back at her ex.

If you want to hear Harvey describe the start of his career in his own words, watch the video below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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