Steve Harvey and ex-wife Mary arrive at the premiere of “The Original Kings of Comedy” at Hollywood, California in 2000. Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images
Steve Harvey’s ex-wife Mary Harvey is suing the talk-show host for $60 million for child endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In documents obtained by Us Weekly, Mary also claims that Steve murdered her soul.
“Soul murdering is a crime not a diagnosis,” the filing states. “Soul murder is achieved by a combination of torture, deprivation and brainwashing,” Mary alleges in the documents. The filing claims that Steve caused Mary “severe mental pain and suffering” and that the comedian, 60, “threaten[ed], manipulate[d], and cause[d] intentional emotional distress” for Mary, whom he was married to for nine years before splitting in 2005. They share a 19-year-old son named Wynton.