Exclusive: Steve Harvey Accused Of Harassment & More In New $5 Million Suit

- By Bossip Staff

HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 29: Actor/Comedian Steve Harvey (R) and his wife Mary attend the 2004 Black Entertainment Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Last year, Berry acted as Vaughn’s power of attorney to file a civil suit against her ex-husband, alleging, among other things, infliction of emotional distress and “soul murder.” Berry said Harvey, his lawyer and a Texas judge then used the gag order to threaten her into not representing Vaughn on that case, which was later thrown out.

Berry said Harvey “used his considerable financial resources and power to frame and defame Ms. Berry thoroughly the TX judicial system, and “manipulated” the court to get a gag order against Berry to stop her from moving forward on Vaughn’s case against him.

“The defendant went to great lengths to make Ms. Berry’s life a living hell,” Berry wrote in her complaint. “The defendant manipulated the TX court system with mistruths, and caused intentional emotional distress to Ms. Berry without any apparent justification.”

We’ve reached out to Harvey’s attorney for comment.

Berry said Harvey’s behavior has made her fear for her life and caused her and her family severe emotional distress. The widow said the reality show offers dried up because of Harvey’s actions, and that he’s done irreparable damage to her reputation as a civil rights activist. She wants at least $5 million in damages for the harm she said she’s suffered to her reputation, an apology and for Harvey to clear her name of claims that she was an extortionist and a co-conspirator.

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