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Posted at 5:47 PM ET, 01/31/2011

Quoted: Tom Joyner tells Mary Harvey to cool it with the YouTube videos

By The Reliable Source

Steve Harvey and then-wife Mary, in happier times, 2001. (Reuters/Fred Prouser)

"We got the message -- can we just stop now?"

Tom Joyner trying to play peacemaker between Steve Harvey and ex-wife Mary Harvey. The syndicated radio host insisted he invited the spurned woman -- who lit up YouTube last month with video rants alleging adultery and other jerkishness by the comic -- onto his show Monday simply to clear the air, so our society can move on from this madness. "No more videos," co-host Sybil Wilkes warned Harvey.

Hear all of Joyner's attempted intervention with Mary Harvey at

By The Reliable Source  | January 31, 2011; 5:47 PM ET
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Your three sentence comment on what happeerd in this interview this morning completely distorted what the conversation was and takes quotes out of context to suit your purposes. Tom Joyner's main goal was to determine if Mrs. Harvey would agree to mediation which apparently he believes he can effectuate.

Mary Harvey posted the You Tube videos because she had been frivilously sued by Steve Harvey and has been and is being deprived of a relationship with their 13 yr old son. Steve Harvey sued Mary Harvey apparently because Oprah refused to give him a show on her new network. I have heard nothing that indicates what evidence the law suit is actually based upon and how he can possibly think that he can get a show from Oprah Winfrey by suing Mary Harvey. The logic of that approach escapes me. Actually Tom Joyner simply gave Mary Harvey a national platform to further expound on her being deprived of a relationship with her 13 year old son by Steve Harvey. Healthy parenting involves both parents particpating positively in a child's life.

Evidently, Steve Harvey thinks custody is a game to be won or loss. What happened to a noncustodial parent's right to visitation?

Posted by: emwl923760 | January 31, 2011 9:27 PM | Report abuse

I have often wondered about his ex-wife and questioned his character when his book came out.I second guesses it from the start. I do believe his opinions can help someone. It wouldn't surprise me if most of them came from his past experiences. However I believe he did his ex-wife wrong. He should have appologized a long time ago. And to keep adding insult to her injury is just not right. She is being threatened by his fame and money. And trying to bully her into signing off on something to improve his character, not cool! PPl are calling Mary a scorned woman, but be real ppl something had to have happened to make her come out with all of this after five years. She could have aired this when the book was first published. Her button was pushed beyond messures. My heart goes out to her, her son and the entire family. Be REAL Steve, shame the devil and TELL THE TRUTH...You owe her an appology.

Posted by: sgraham1 | January 31, 2011 10:09 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing to me that Tom Joyner , Steve Harvey,Ricky Smiley and The Steve Harvey Damage Control Unit are really trying to hush this woman as she bravely talks about the mental abuse she believes she has suffered. Is this not an important issue in communities as well? Why is Tom Joyner quick to push this issue under the rug?Maybe he does not have any daughters that have experienced this type of abuse. Would it not have been better to not hush her but help women with maybe the wisdmon of of a spiritual leader or therapist who direct people on the road to recovery from a pain illustrated by Mary Harvey. Why not make this a teachable moment for everyone.

Posted by: justsayin12 | February 1, 2011 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I was very displeased after listening to the interview with Mary Harvey. I feel that the interview was biased and gave the perception that Tom Joyner was already in support of Steve Harvey. Fair journalism is allowing both “parties” to be heard without any condescending attitude to either party. I agree with Mary Harvey that this ordeal is larger than just a “couple’s feud”. For too long women who have come from abusive, whether physical or emotional, relationships have been treated like the criminal or the one that did the wrong instead of treated like the victim and survivor that they are. They have had to fight for justice while people like Tom Joyner attempt to discredit their story and encourage women like Mary to keep “silent” for the “greater good”. However, the “greater good” is supporting women when they finally gain the strength to speak out about their ordeal. She is the voice for so many women who have been shunned from their communities and friends due to standing up for justice from an abusive relationship. My prayers are with Mary Harvey and I hope that her courage inspires other women to come forward against injustices that occur every day to women.

Posted by: vsharp026 | February 1, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

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