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Posted at 5:48 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Update: Steve Harvey has judge open divorce records to counter ex-wife's claims

By The Reliable Source

Steve Harvey, 2007. (AP/Jason DeCrow)

Comedian Steve Harvey took the unusual step this week of asking a judge to briefly lift a gag order on his divorce records so he could respond to accusations broadcast by his ex-wife. In recent YouTube rants and radio interviews, Mary Harvey claimed the "Family Feud" host chintzed her out of money, among other allegedly jerky things; in lifting the confidentiality order, the Texas judge outlined that Harvey gave his ex three homes after their 2005 split and $40,000 a month until 2009, when she got a $1.4 million payout, according to court docs published on TMZ. The judge also ordered Mary to stop discussing the divorce and to take down her YouTube videos -- and poof, by Tuesday, they were gone.

By The Reliable Source  | February 8, 2011; 5:48 PM ET
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Wait a minute - this proves nothing. There is another court date on March 10, 2011. This article is nothing but spin put out by Steve's lawyer. Thye bottom line is - something is not right with this picture and Mary did not pull this cat out of the bag for nothing!

Posted by: emmajireh | February 8, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

The judge also ordered Mary to stop discussing the divorce and to take down her YouTube videos -- and poof, by Tuesday, they were gone.

Not true - the videos are still online. Get your facts together!!!

Posted by: emmajireh | February 8, 2011 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I am missing something but how are you broke with three homes,$40,000 a month until 2009, when she got a $1.4 million payout? Even if this is a spin by Steve Harvey she received a great deal of money being married to him. So this in my mind she sounds more like a bitter woman than anything else, please someone explain this to me because I am missing something.

Posted by: ejay2 | February 8, 2011 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh the total she received was $480,000 a year for 4 years and $1.4 million at the close of the divorce 4 years later. The total sum received was $3,320,000. Boy I wish I could be that broke.

Posted by: ejay2 | February 8, 2011 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Most people would think what she received is a large amount but a few questions need to be answered. How long were they married? How much did he make during the marriage? Did she give up a career to raise children/be a housewife/etc? Why was it sealed?

Posted by: rlj611 | February 9, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

If you look at Mary Harvey's statements in a full transcript of tom joyner's interview with her which is posted on Balck america.com , tom joyner's website you will see Mary Harvey says Steve harvey neve paid her any of the things he agreed to pay her except she received a one bedroon condo. It is a simple matter to determine if someone was paid or not. It is a simple matter to enforce a court decree/ settlement agreement or court order. If Steve Harvey actaully transferred 3 homes to her there will be three recorded deeds date stamped with the date and time they were recorded by the county office where the properties are located. If he paid her $40,000 a month for 4 years he will have some form of proof of payment-canceled checks, copies of cashiers checks, etc. This is a simple matter he either Steve Harvey paid Mary Harvey what he agreedto/was ordered to pay her or he didn't. If he did ot pay her the agrement is enforcebale and payment can be collected he voluntarly or involuntarliy when pay something you have proof you paid it.

A judge does not know whether someone transferred the deed to property or not unless a certifed copy of the recorded deed was filed in the court jacket or unless the person produces vaild receipts showing the amounts they paid. Payment is not a he said she said issue.

Posted by: emwl923760 | February 11, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

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