Steve Harvey Being Sued for Alleged Fraud Involving His Charity

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Steve might be in trouble

Steve Harvey has seen some temporary embarrassment over the last year — whether it was his gaffe at Miss Universe or getting clowned for meeting with Donald Trump — but this latest development might hit Harvey where it hurts: his wallet. The Family Feud host is being sued for allegedly not paying a fair share to the man he charged to gather donations for his charity, the Steve and Marjorie Foundation. According to TMZ, Harvey is on the hook for a decent chunk of change.

The suit was brought on by Vincent Dimmock, who claims he was hired by Harvey to raise $20 million, with the understanding that he’d be entitled to 12.5% of whatever he raised. Dimmock said he got together pledges for $20 million and even delivered the first million to Harvey, but when the time came for Harvey to pay, he backed out.

Dimmock levels various allegations at Harvey throughout the suit and tells of a meeting in May where he claims that Harvey was a total boor. The gossip website reports that Dimmock’s tale includes Harvey disparaging women, blaming Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bum investments and trashing Barack Obama for his ill-received meeting with Donald Trump.

TMZ got a hold of Harvey’s agent Todd Frank, and he told the site that the allegations don’t match up with what he knows of Harvey. “It sounds fake. Steve is the most loyal guy in the world,” he said. “I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.”

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