Steve And Marjorie Harvey Drop By "The View" To Discuss Family Scandal
With his gag order lifted, Steve Harvey stopped by "The View" yesterday to chat with the ladies about the public scandal his family has been dragged through by the press and his ex-wife Mary Harvey. Deets inside...
As Steve Harvey sat with the ladies of "The View" yesterday, one could clearly see he was a man out to clear his name. Steve stopped by the show (with wife Marjorie Harvey in the front row) to refute what he says were "lies" spread by his ex-wife Mary Harvey on YouTube.
As both Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasslebeck read through highlights from his recent court battle in Texas, Steve shook his head in agreement as Elizabeth told the audience a judge ruled that:
1) Mary Harvey was not left broke or destitute by Mr. Harvey after their divorce in 2005. She was paid $40,000/month until March 2009 and then paid a lump sum of $1.5 million;
(2) Mary Harvey was not left homeless after her divorce from Mr. Harvey in 2005. She was awarded three (3) homes in their property settlement;
(3) Mr. Harvey is the primary custodian of their 13 year old son, whom Mary Harvey willingly put on an airplane to his father. Mary Harvey sent him to his father without Mr. Harvey's knowledge; and
(4) The 2005 divorce of Steve and Mary Harvey was granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and his current wife was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital break-up.
One major point that Steve addressed was that he has seven children who all live with him, and that he raises his sons to respect their mothers. He says this is the reason he won't bash Mary Harvey, but only wants to clear his name.
He and co-host Whoopi Goldberg then joked about the press putting "lies" on the front page, but any corrections or apologies were often buried and so small you couldn't see them.
Another notable point, around the 34:50 mark in the interview, Steve begins to give his definition of a "real" man saying real men can't live without women.
Then co-hosts Whoopi and Joy Behar cut him off and reminded him that his "definition" excluded gay men. Steve then thanked Whoopi for the correction.
To watch the Steve Harvey interview, fast forward to the 30:36 mark: