Comedian Steve Harvey has found himself in a not-so-funny predicament. The talk show host’s ex-wife has accused him of allegedly abusing their 11-year-old son.
A judge found Mary Harvey in contempt Thursday and sent her to jail for leaking sealed information about the alleged incident to the media.
As for the incident … according to a police report — obtained by TMZ — Mary claims Steve got a phone call from the boy’s school informing him his son lied about turning in homework. According to the kid, Steve hit him with a belt and then a paddle board — the kind used for hazing in fraternities.
According to the police report … cops took photos of the boy’s injuries, showing bruises on his buttocks and right thigh, as well as cuts on his leg. The police report says the boy told cops, the beating was so brutal he had trouble urinating for days.
The matter was then referred to the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services. Steve’s rep tells TMZ, the Dept. concluded, “Based on the information obtained, the child does not appear to be at risk … the case is closed without further investigation.”
Mary believes that it’s all a cover-up, and she’s been on a campaign for several years to expose him. But yesterday the judge had enough and felt she violated the protective order in the case and threw her in jail for 30 days.
The only thing Steve is guilty of is being an old school father. Back in the days when I was growing up it was common knowledge in our household that if a child did something wrong they were gonna get that ass tore up. We didn’t get into trouble (that much) and respected our elders. That’s the way I came up, and that’s the way I’m raising my kids. I applaud Steve for being a real father and trying to raise his son with morals and values.