11:11 PM / Monday December 5, 2022

14 Dec 2017

Steve Harvey sued over alleged charity fraud, levels criticisms of Oprah and Tyler Perry

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
December 14, 2017 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Steve Harvey  (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / shutterstock)

A man claims that Harvey stiffed him.

By Clarissa Hamlin

Steve Harvey has been sued by a man claiming the comedian is guilty of charity fraud, TMZ reported.

Vincent Dimmock was allegedly hired by Harvey in April to raise $20 million for the actor and his wife’s charity, The Steve and Marjorie Foundation, as well as other ventures. But the “Family Feud” host failed to give a promised 12.5 percent cut to Dimmock, the man alleged in his lawsuit. Dimmock claimed to have obtained $1 million in financial contributions before learning that Harvey would not pay him a commission.

The man also alleged that he had professional interactions with high-level executives, A-list entertainers and political figures, including a former President, in his role soliciting donations.

Oprah Winfrey (Helga Esteb/

The lawsuit also contained other startling allegations against the TV mogul. Dimmock said Harvey blamed Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad financial advice as well as Barack Obama for his “disastrous meeting” with Donald Trump last January. The alleged disparaging comments were fired off by Harvey during a meeting with an investor that Dimmock set up in May, the suit said.

Harvey also made derogatory remarks about women at that meeting, the suit alleged. The Steve and Marjorie Foundation had also been drowning in financial difficulties as a result of several scandals, including Harvey’s meeting with Trump, the ex-employee also claimed. Harvey’s agent, Todd Frank, issued a strong rebuke of the allegations.

“It sounds fake,” Frank told TMZ. “Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.”

Controversy has followed the mogul, who set off a firestorm when he met with Trump early this year. His second ex-wife, Mary Harvey filed a $60 million lawsuit accusing Harvey of child endangerment, torture, kidnapping and other complaints in May. He also caught flack for jokingly telling a radio show caller in Flint, beleaguered by an ongoing water crisis, to “enjoy a brown glass of water” in June.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in...

Go With The-Flo

Trevor Noah hosted a “Black Theater Night” for the Tony-winning Best Musical “A Strange Loop”

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Trevor Noah ( By Flo Anthony On Nov. 29, Trevor Noah,...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Vegan Oatmeal Butternut Squash Risotto

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’? Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and...


Senior Fitness: You may have more choices than you think

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Do you struggle with starting or maintaining a fitness routine? Don’t worry,...


Do you have the winter sniffles? Five ways you can manage indoor winter allergies

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a scratchy...

Color Of Money

Feeling the stress of high energy bills?  New programs help lower costs

December 2, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT  Soaring energy prices equate to rising energy bills for households nationwide. This...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff