Now that's a real Family Feud! Steve Harvey's ex-wife demands $60m for 'emotional anguish' more than 10 years after bitter divorce
It's been more than 10 years since Steve Harvey divorced wife Mary in 2005.
And now the bitter ex has filed documents claiming the talk show hosts owes her $60 million for mental anguish, according to TMZ.
The 60-year-old Family Feud and Little Big Shots host has been accused of mental anguish in the long report that was not filed by a lawyer.
Never-ending divorce: It's been more than 10 years since Steve Harvey divorced wife Mary in 2005. And now the bitter ex has filed documents claiming the talk show hosts owes her $60 million for mental anguish
Instead, a woman who told TMZ she was Mary's civil rights activist filed the documents on her behalf.
According to the news site, Mary's main point for the lawsuit and request for $60 million is emotional and physical trauma after 'losing her son, businesses and the joy of having a Mother's day.'
Steve has custody of the couple's son.
Mary is suing Steve for child endangerment, torture, conspiracy, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to TMZ.
Is it legit? The 60-year-old Little Big Shots host has been accused of mental anguish in the long, rambling report that was not filed by a lawyer
The couple's divorce, which was finalized 12 years ago, been wrought with accusations from Mary, including that Steve beat his 11-year-old son.
Back in 2013, Mary was jailed for contempt of court for accusing the funnyman of severely beating their son.
Representatives for Steve said at the time that he was cleared of the accusations.
Additionally, Harvey's ex-wife was thrown in jail in Texas on a contempt of court charge for allegedly violating a court order directing her to not speak publicly about the bitter divorce proceedings the former couple has been going through for the last eight years.
Earlier this year, Harvey's former wife, Mary Vaughn, and his son claimed that the funnyman beat the boy with a belt and a wooden paddle typically associated with fraternity hazing rituals.
According to a police report filed at the time of the incident, officers photographed bruises on the boy's buttocks and thigh, as well as a cut on his leg.
The boy also told police that he had trouble urinating for several days after the alleged beating.
Still working hard: The comedian will launch a new talk show on NBC entitled Steve in September, which will be filmed in Los Angeles
The case was referred to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. According to Harvey's representatives, the department closed the case without charging Harvey with any crimes, or removing the boy from his custody.
Harvey and Vaughn were married for 16 years during the height of his career. They divorced in 2005 and have been involved in various civil proceedings regarding the custody of their son ever since.
Steve since remarried Marjorie Bridges in June 2007.
He made headlines recently after refusing to apologize for an email to colleagues telling them to stop coming by his dressing room uninvited.
The 60-year-old host was admonished after a copy of the email was published by a blogger on Wednesday.
In it, he asked to be left alone while he was preparing for his the Steve Harvey Show on NBC, telling colleagues: 'Do not come to my dressing room unless you are invited'.
The star had until then operated an open-door policy, allowing crew to stop by unannounced.
I don't apologize about the letter,' he told Entertainment Tonight. 'I just didn't want to be in this prison anymore where I had to be in this little room, scared to go out and take a breath of fresh air without somebody approaching me, so I wrote the letter,' he said.
He's not sorry! The 60-year-old host was recently admonished after a copy of the email was published by a blogger last Wednesday asking staffers to stay out of his dressing room
Harvey explained that for years, he struggled to do anything off-camera without being interrupted.
'I could not find a way to walk from the stage to my dressing room, to sit in my makeup chair, to walk from my dressing room to the stage or to just sit and have lunch without somebody just walking in.
'I've always had a policy where, you know, you can come and talk to me -- so many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it.'
The comedian will launch a new talk show on NBC entitled Steve in September, which will be filmed in Los Angeles.
He had already been flying between Chicago and Los Angeles due to other hosting commitments, including Family Feud and Big Little Shots.
'STEVE is going to be different than my current daytime show. The new location will allow me to welcome more celebrity guests and more importantly let me do what I enjoy doing best, being funny,' Harvey said in a statement announcing the new show.
He had already been flying between Chicago and Los Angeles due to other hosting commitments, including Family Feud and Big Little Shots (pictured in 2017)
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