Steve Harvey has spoken out about an explosive lawsuit filed against him by his ex-wife.
In a statement provided to TheWrap on Friday, Harvey’s attorney, Brandon Williams, said that the “Family Feud” host “vehemently denies” the charges in the suit, filed Wednesday.
Williams also called the lawsuit “meritless” and “frivolous.”
“Mr. Harvey vehemently denies any allegations set forth in the lawsuit,” Williams said. “The Complaint is meritless, frivolous and the allegations are completely false. We will vigorously defend/counterclaim against the Complaint.”
In her suit, Mary Harvey alleges that Harvey engaged in “prolonged torture with the infliction of severe mental pain and suffering by acknowledging three years into the relationship that he was still married to his first wife.”
She further claims that the alleged torture compelled her to “mutate her identity, her ideals and her principles began to crumble.”
The suit says that things became so bad that Mary “attempted suicide by self-medicating in an effort to stop the pain.”
It also also claims that Mary’s “severe emotional distress” was added to by the “acknowledgement of a nine-year affair with a woman that produced a child.”
Alleging child endangerment, torture, kidnapping and other counts, the suit seeks $60 million in damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.