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Steve Harvey

Cleared of Horrendous Child Abuse Allegations

12/20/2013 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Steve Harvey
 was accused by his ex-wife and 11-year-old son of brutally beating the boy ... but Harvey's rep tells TMZ the comedian has been cleared.

A judge found Mary Harvey in contempt Thursday and sent her to jail for leaking sealed information about the alleged incident to the media. 

As for the incident ... according to a police report -- obtained by TMZ -- Mary claims Steve got a phone call from the boy's school informing him his son lied about turning in homework.  According to the kid, Steve hit him with a belt and then a paddle board -- the kind used for hazing in fraternities.

According to the police report ... cops took photos of the boy's injuries, showing bruises on his buttocks and right thigh, as well as cuts on his leg.  The police report says the boy told cops, the beating was so brutal he had trouble urinating for days. 

The matter was then referred to the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services.  Steve's rep tells TMZ, the Dept. concluded, "Based on the information obtained, the child does not appear to be at risk ... the case is closed without further investigation."

Mary believes that it's all a cover-up, and she's been on a campaign for several years to expose him.  But yesterday the judge had enough and felt she violated the protective order in the case and threw her in jail for 30 days.

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Demi    

Wow. Just wow!!!

217 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

great message. Go ahead and beat you child. If the mother talks and tries to get help we'll just throw her in jail for it. Go ahead and beat your child for a month free now.

217 days ago
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Wow ...    

If the boy had physical injuries from corporal punishment then it is abuse. With that being said, there are not enough parents willing to spank a child now a days and the kids have gone wild. JMO

217 days ago
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Morgan    

I so do not want to believe Steve Harvey abused his son.

217 days ago
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Azi    

Thirty days.....that should cool her jets.

217 days ago
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J    

There is something I just don't like about Steve Harvey and I can def see him being a kid abuser

217 days ago
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J    

Sounds like the judge was paid off

217 days ago
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J    

Well now it made it to TMZ so I guess her getting arrested is worth it for the exposure

217 days ago
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marmar    

Is ok to hit u kids is no ok hit then and send then to the hospital that's bad parenting

217 days ago
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writenow    

That's exactly how it works. People trying to stop assaults against kids are targeted. That's how it works people. If you don't know thst see the video here. At the bottom do the page, here.
http://www.familylawcourts.com/supervised_visitation.html

217 days ago
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Jade    

This happened in Texas....not California where murderers go free

217 days ago
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user name    

If my child got hit like that I would've done the same thing.

217 days ago
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Livvie     

So he disciplined his liar soon and this qualifies as "horrendous chills abuse?" Seriously? gmab.

217 days ago
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Majestik    

Well my problem here is, if the case was closed after an investigation and he was cleared, WHY THE HELL IS THERE A GAG ORDER? Doesn't make a single solitary sense to me.

217 days ago
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Me    

Something's not adding up here. Kid has tangible evidence of abuse, mother continues speaking out, and $$$$$ father tries to hush it up by mother and mother gets thrown in jail?

Oh wait, I know what doesn't add up. It's the FAMILY COURT system, where things like this happen every day.

I believe Ms. Harvey and her son. Those injuries didn't come out of nowhere, and these children and youth service agencies in each state aren't exactly known for protecting those they're supposed to be helping.

217 days ago
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