Steve Harvey Accused of Torturing His Ex-Wife in $60 Million Lawsuit

Steve Harvey Accused of Torturing His Ex-Wife in $60 Million Lawsuit

If Steve Harvey felt like he was being pestered before, he’s definitely not going to like this.


“Family Feud” host Harvey has been slapped with a $60 million lawsuit by his ex-wife Mary, who alleges that Harvey engaged in “prolonged torture with the infliction of severe mental pain and suffering by acknowledging three years into the relationship that he was still married to his first wife.”


In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Mary Harvey claims that the alleged torture compelled her to “mutate her identity, her ideals and her principle began to crumble.”


The suit says that things became so bad that Mary “attempted suicide by self-medicating in an effort to stop the pain.”


The suit also claims that Mary’s “severe emotional distress” was added to by the “acknowledgement of a nine-year affair with a woman that produced a child.”



According to the suit, Harvey also conspired to oppress Mary, removing her from a behavioral health facility only three days into her treatment following a suicide attempt.



“The Plaintiff was threatened, arrested and placed under gag order, to keep the information  she knew from becoming public to protect the defendants [sic] public image.”


“The intentional infliction of emotional distress went well beyond emotional anguish and concludes with anxiety, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, immune system disturbances, ulcers and degenerative neurological disorders,” the lawsuit continues.


A spokeswoman for Harvey has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.



Alleging child endangerment, torture, kidnapping and other counts, the suit seeks $60 million in damages.


Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.


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When asked to name another way people say "mother," one poor lady was like a broken record stuck on the same old tune. Check it out.


You have to give it to Harvey to come up with respectable (and decent) euphemisms for, um, lady parts. "The promised land"? Really?


NeNe Leakes' brother gave an answer to the question "Name something you like someone to do to you from your head to your toes," that Harvey had to translate. "This is a hood answer," the host joked.


"Name a part of his body the Headless Horseman's voice might come out of" had one "church-going" lady pantomiming her answer.


Two words one rarely hears together in the same sentence: "naked" and "Grandma." And delivered with an exclamation point.


What would a married man do for sex? Harvey rattled off a rather lengthy list.


A contestant shocked Harvey with how fast she came up with an answer to the question, "Name something a doctor might pull out of a person." Let's just say that her answer even gave her the willies.


Name something that follows the word "pork." There's pork chop, pork loin, pork belly… and you'll never guess what one contestant said that made Harvey double-over laughing.


Sometimes the most street-smart answers come out of the most unlikely mouths.


Snoop Dogg's Fast Money answer on "Celebrity Family Feud" left Harvey going, "Huh?"


With a poll question like, "We asked 100 men, name a part of your body that is bigger than it was when you were 16," you can probably guess not only the contestant's answer, but also Harvey's reaction.


You do WHAT in the bed?!


A face off between an angelic answer and a devilish one had Harvey joking that they all were going to hell.


A naughty answer goes a long way on "Family Feud."


Name a job that's dirty but someone has to do it. This man's answer left Harvey speechless.

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From talking body parts to naked grannies, kooky contests with air-headed answers keep the game show host laughing



When asked to name another way people say "mother," one poor lady was like a broken record stuck on the same old tune. Check it out.