Steve Harvey’s Ex-Wife Sues Him for $60 Million Dollars; Alleges Torture, Child Endangerment and More

Comedian and actor filed in a court of law

By Lily Harrison Feb 14, 2018 2:48 AMTags
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UPDATE: The Lawsuit against Steve Harvey, made by his ex-wife Mary Shackelford, has been dismissed, E! News can confirm. The comedian saw a legal victory as a judge tossed out the initial $60 million lawsuit which alleged child endangerment, torture and much more.


Harvey is being sued by his second ex-wife, E! News has learned, for upwards of $60 million dollars.

According to court documents obtained by E! News, the comedian's ex claims that her life has never been the same following their divorce in 2005.

Mary alleges that she's been suicidal and has resorted to self-medicate in an effort to handle the aftermath of their highly publicized (and highly contentious) divorce battle.

She is suing Steve 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 and brainwashing." 

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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."

Mary's lawsuit was filed in a court of law by Mary's "civil rights activist" and not an attorney.

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 explained.

"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.

TMZ was the first to report the lawsuit.

(Originally published on May 18, 2017 at 5:24 p.m. PT)