Steve Harvey Sued by Ex-Employee for Charity Fraud
Is there anything worse than announcing the wrong Miss Universe winner on live TV? Getting sued for millions, probably.
Steve Harvey is being sued by a former business partner who claimed he was hired by the TV host to help him raise money for charity.
The guy insists Steve never paid him what he's owed... but Steve is passing the blame on his famous friends.
The lawsuit comes by way of Vincent Dimmock, who claims he struck a deal with the Family Feud host in April to raise $20 million for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation and other charities, according to TMZ.
Steve Harvey Sued for Alleged Fraud Involving Charity and Blames Oprah, Tyler Perry https://t.co/oun86imcY7— TMZ (@TMZ) December 8, 2017
Vincent insists it was agreed upon that he would get 12.5 percent of whatever money he personally raised for the companies, but that, even though he earned about $1 million via his famous connections, he never actually got paid his portion.
In the documents, he also insists Steve never intended to give him his share... and more!
The 60-year-old allegedly blamed his famous pals Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for "bad financial advice," the suit claims, and also reportedly made "disparaging" comments about women in a meeting Vincent and Steve had with an investor in May.
Even the president got dragged into the drama, with the papers alleging the Atlanta-based star was in a dire financial situation after his "disastrous" meeting with Donald Trump.
The comedian's agent Todd Frank, however, insists all of this is a bunch of BS.
"It sounds fake," he told the site.
"Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I've never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years."
That may be true, but the celeb hasn't exacly been void of legal drama for quite that long.
In May, the dad of four made headlines when his ex-wife Mary Shackelford sued him for $60 million on some serious charges, from child endangerment and torture to breach of contract and even murder!
That same month, he came under fire when a disparaging email to employees at The Steve Harvey Show leaked, in which he essentially told his staff to leave him alone backstage.
So yeah, clearly the guy's had his fair share of legal drama in 2017, but hopefully he can square away his situation with VIncent before it carries into 2018.
Dude could definitely use a fresh start...but honestly, couldn't we all?!
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