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Steve Harvey

Tried to Strong Arm Wife

About Child Abuse Claims

12/21/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1220-tmz-steve-harveySteve Harvey tried to pressure his ex-wife into making a mea clupa ... that she lied when she claimed he brutally beat their son ... so she claims.

Steve Harvey's lawyer wrote a letter for Mary Harvey to sign -- obtained by TMZ -- in which she says she made up the allegation that Steve beat their 11-year-old son with a belt and paddle.  

The letter reads in part, "I have to deal with that [the lie] and answer to God for my behavior."  

The letter goes on, "I know that you love our son and would do anything legal to protect him.  You are a loving father."

As for Steve's effort to keep the allegations under wraps, the letter goes on to say, "I realize that you sought the sealing of the record as a measure to protect our son from a lot of unnecessary anxiety from his peers and others and to protect us as a unit from a media frenzy."

Mary refused to sign the letter and their war continued ... ending this week with a judge throwing Mary in jail for leaking documents to the media.

As for Steve ... authorities cleared him of the child abuse charges.

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dimes    

So you're quoting the do***ent she leaked and went to jail for?

244 days ago
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Andi    

This is old news. Look her up on Youtube for the deets. He cheated on Marry with the current wife, who used to call the house and harass her. Many mistresses. He's not a very nice man.

244 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Five answers on the board
Name something that happen when a couple break up?

*DING!*

243 days ago
4.

Vicky    

Not surprised. He's been bullying her since day one. He has the public fooled. He is not a good person.

243 days ago
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Mario    

*Culpa Finally a grammatical error. These guys are sharp. I love their descriptions !

243 days ago
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Lynn317    

WOW. The stories about the judicial system in Texas just get more and more outrageous.
Earlier this month they let a RICH, entitled 16 year old go free, after killing 4 innocent people while driving drunk.
NOW ... we have a rich influential celebrity who is accused of brutally beating his son, with ample evidence ... AND magically GETS HIS WIFE thrown in jail instead, while he walks away with NO charges .
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOT$ of MONEY in Texas if you want to walk away FREE after committing a grievous crime.
It proves things ARE BIGGER IN TEXAS:
The BIGGER the WALLET = The BIGGER the amount of CORRUPTION that allows rich criminals to walk away free.

243 days ago
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Truth    

THEN WHO BEAT THE KID??? EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE... CATCH A TIGER BY ITS TOE... ALL'S I SEE IS A BIG FAT BLACK CRASS BALD HEADED JACKASS! EENY, MEENY, MINY, MOE... #TRUTH!!

243 days ago
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static    

He looks plastic.

243 days ago
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jwoolman    

I just realized that when watching this guy on TV long ago, on a sitcom, I had the same unsettling creeped out feeling that I always had as a kid when watching Bing Crosby- long before it became public that Der Bingle beat up on his kids. Not enough for a court of law, but my instincts are generally right on the mark even though I often don't know why certain people cause such reactions in me at the time. The kid must be about 16 now, wonder what really went on? The judgment is oddly worded, that the child is not at risk but of course the child is a teenager now and could defend himself.

243 days ago
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Scott Levy    

Wow, he seems like a total piece of garbage. But to be fair, I've hated him since he ruined Family Feud with his unfunny dirty jokes and constant mugging.

243 days ago
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southsidequeen    

This could have been ignored. People are busy trying to protect their image and paper. This is a women scorned. Somebody needs to do something to make her whole again or she is going to continue to be a problem for somebody.

243 days ago
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Charlaj    

The local news where the ex wife is in jail interviewed her & she said she has only seen her son once in 3 years because Steve won't let her see him. She also said she went to court without an attorney because she couldn't afford one but Steve showed up with a full legal team & several other people as well. He sounds like a horrible person for keeping a child from his mother.

243 days ago
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Charlaj    

The local news where the ex wife is in jail interviewed her & she said she has only seen her son once in 3 years because Steve won't let her see him. She also said she went to court without an attorney because she couldn't afford one but Steve showed up with a full legal team & several other people as well. He sounds like a horrible person for keeping a child from his mother.

243 days ago
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pattycake    

abusive know it all…

243 days ago
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Dani    

This man is not a good person. At. All. He is disgusting for what he puts this woman through. There is a difference in spanking than beating and he clearly agrees in beating children. Yet he still has his talk show and is on the radio what kind of sense does that make?

243 days ago
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