Hollywood Divorce: Steve Harvey Ex-Wife Arrested For Lying About Child Abuse & Violating Gag Order
Since Harvey and his ex-wife, Mary Vaughn Woolridge-Harvey, divorced in 2005 after 16 years of marriage, the two have been in a bitter child custody battle that includes allegations of child abuse against their son, who is now 16. The divorce case is sealed and under a gag order, but Mary was arrested and placed in jail held for allegedly leaking sealed information from that order to the media for a new tell all book.
She is expected to be released Jan. 17, 2014. Harvey has custody of their son, who is now 16-years-old., according to Fox 4 Dallas Fort Worth.
As for the child abuse allegations, Vaughn said in a police report that Harvey had gotten a call from their son’s school claiming that the boy had lied about a homework assignment. Harvey allegedly hit him with a belt and paddle, the kind used by fraternities, according to the police report obtained by TMZ. The cops took photos of the boy’s injuries, which showed bruises on his buttocks and legs. The boy claims that he had trouble urinating for days as a result of the beating.
The matter was referred to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Vaughn, Harvey and other people were interviewed. The CPS results stated in part, …”Based on the information obtained, the child does not appear to be at risk…the case is closed without further investigation…” Ex Mrs. Harvey was fully aware and informed of the results of the CPS Investigation.”
In an interview conducted by Fox 4 from a Colin County jail, in Texas, Vaughn told the news station that she did not violate the gag order.
Mary tells her side of the story to Fox 4 in Dallas,
“I didn’t violate any court orders. This is about ‘You’re not supposed to be talking to anybody about your divorce.’ That’s what they’re saying. I’m like, this is America.”
“I’m just a mother who wants to have access to my son without interference. I’m tired of getting pulled down to McKinney courthouse every time I say ‘Boo.’ I’m not going to be silenced
Credit Source: News One