The last time film actor Steve Harvey made headlines world over was when he announced the wrong winner on the unveiling of Miss Universe 2015. In fact, his blunder to date is referred to when someone makes a mistake in any competition.
Yesterday, Steve Harvey yet again appeared in the news after his ex-wife sued him for $60million well over Shs2billion.
The ex-wife, a one Mary Shackleford is suing the famous comedian for a lengthy list of things, including child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and even “soul murder.” The lawsuit states: “Soul murder is achieved by a combination of torture, deprivation.” It continued, “The plaintiff had [lost] her son, had her businesses taken from her, nowhere to live, all Mother’s Days had been painful and empty.”
Because of this, Shackleford says that her life has never been the same following their divorce in 2005 and that she’s been suicidal and has resorted to self-medicate in an effort to handle the aftermath of their highly publicised (and highly contentious) divorce battle.
Back in April, Mary posted a series of YouTube videos alleging that she never received her divorce settlement after the two split.
“The judge said our divorce would be contingent upon the division of community assets but that never happened,” she said.
“Steve Harvey owes me $50 million and I want him arrested for violating my civil rights. I want him charged with a constitutional rights violation, falsifying documents, perjury, contempt of court, embezzlement, extortion and collusion. For what he’s done to me, I want to see Steve Harvey behind bars.”
Steve and Mary were married from 1996 to 2005. Steve then married Marjorie Bridges-Woods in 2007. The two have been together ever since.