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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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31.

Alleged_Free    

Cleared. Investigation closed. But I bet somehow the people at TMZ write another 10+ stories about this, just like the Jameis Winston case.

276 days ago
32.

Lynn317    

Yet another 'stellar' example of the corrupt Texas Judicial system.
First, it was allowing a drunk entitled 16 year old from a wealthy family to kill 4 people - and then go free.
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Now it is a case of an inappropriate physical assault by a RICH famous celebrity on a young boy - yet NO charges are filed against the RICH GUY. And he somehow manages to get his wife put in jail just for just passionately trying to protect her young child.
It is painfully clear ...
MONEY rules in Texas - NOT JUSTICE.

276 days ago
33.

Rocky    

More people should beat their kids ass, keep them straight. White people fail to do this, that why their kids be beating the parents asses. Oh and I dont care who dont like what I just posted

276 days ago
34.

TMS    

Sometimes kids need a good paddling.

276 days ago
35.

LunarJunk    

Sc um bag Steve

276 days ago
36.

chicagoannie    

Being cleared is NOT the same as being innocent.

276 days ago
37.

porkchop    

Wrong, so very wrong. Throw the Mother in jail for trying to keep her son protected...Steve Harvey is an evil piece of ****.

276 days ago
38.

nof    

They'll say anything about you in this World.

Just give them a reason - leave them.

See what they come up with.

Steve's a Christian following Biblical procedure.

But anything can be twisted, tweaked -

Eleven people, tops, believe and believe this.

More damage was done by making the kid lie.

Than simply taking a paddle to him.

Word.

276 days ago
39.

TIFFANY    

There is a difference between giving your kids a whopping or spanking then beating your kids. I believe he beats his kid when they do something wrong there Is a difference - I know parents like this - and I bet on everything he likes doing it do - he's BIG BULLY - what an AZZHOLE. I never liked him anyway. He talks about it on his radio show. He's an AZZ. If you have to beat your kids until you leave marks on their bodies - there is something wrong with your parenting skills - it's not the kid it's YOU. He needs his AZZ whooped.

276 days ago
40.

billson1234    

If any female agrees with beating children you're a hypocrite so apparently its okay to beat children because "that's how they learn" what exactly I don't know but if you're constantly beating them for the same thing maybe they're not learning but apparently beating children (the most precious thing on earth) is okay even though they are smaller and weaker than you but a male beating a woman is wrong because they are smaller and weaker? If you can justify beating children you also justify beating women I mean the learning process doesn't stop when you're a child so what's wrong with beating a female I mean I'm only trying to teach her "bitch I said hold the mayo where is my belt?"

276 days ago
41.

J    

"Family Feud" has a whole new meaning now

276 days ago
42.

nof    

You can be the best Christian possible.

Live a disciplined, fulfilling life as Steve has.

Inspiring and leading others to the Word.

Doesn't mean the Enemy's gonna leave you alone.

If anything the enemy's more ferocious.

To the famed, esteemed and powerful.

276 days ago
43.

Truth    

IN OTHER WORDS, THIS FUGLY ASS MOFO IS GUILTY AS F*CK. NO MATTER IF HE DIDNT GET CHARGED DUDE IS KNOWN AS A CHILD BEATER. TMZ IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR SOMETHING, WELL U DONT SAY... #TRUTH!!

276 days ago
44.

kitnplayn    

Shame on that dirty judge for not putting the best interests of the child first. Somebody beat that kid, because it's on the police report.

276 days ago
45.

Ummm..    

I thk what ppl are missing is that the alleged abuse occurred in 2008... The child in question was in the custody if Steve Harvey at the time... Evidently there are do***ents that disprove these allegations... Not sure the details but what I do know is that His ex wife has been at Steve Harvey for years after the end of their marriage... If this really occurred why did she wait more than 5 years to leak these do***ents

276 days ago
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