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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

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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I do not know anything about this family, nor, do I pretend to, however, I do know a little about human nature. If anyone is being abused, man or woman, physically or emotionally, please, please, please keep a SECRET DIARY of daily events with ONLY TRUTHFUL COMMENTS. Do not reveal to ANYONE even to your "closest friend." Keep it a secret! The day may come when you will be able to present your daily notes which will add to your integrity. Abuse is rampant in our country with little attention given to the horror of abuse. If only ONE abused person takes this advice, it will be more than worth anything else in his, or her, life. Good Luck!!!

272 days ago


reading the comments, its blatant to me that most of the folks hate steve harvey more than knowing and believing the truth, when a man is awarded custody over the mother by a court, which is rare btw, that right there is a indication that something's not right about mary harvey, so instead of learning the facts, u quickly jump on steve harvey, probably the same folks that feels george zimmerman is never wrong for anything

271 days ago


I have always thought Steve Harvey was a fake. His over the top 'happy' black man grates on my nerves.

270 days ago


He stole his book and movie from a self-published author that he stole his whole book from - a lady who had the title, Think Like a Man:

263 days ago
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