8 December 2017
Celebrated talk show host, Steve Harvey, has landed in a fraud quagmire and will have to defend himself court as a case has been filed against him.
According to TMZ, the TV mogul is being sued by a man identified as Vincent Dimmock who claims he was hired by him to raise $20 million for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation as well as other ventures and got royally stiffed.
Dimmock claims he struck a deal with Harvey in April to raise the $20 mil, and in return he says he was promised 12.5 per cent of everything he brought in. Dimmock says in the lawsuit he had access to high-level execs, A-list entertainers and political figures including a former President, and he got pledges for $20 mil.
According to the suit, Dimmock delivered on the first million but Harvey refused to pay him his commission.
Dimmock claims Harvey never intended to pay him and then goes on to make various allegations.
Dimmock says he introduced Harvey to an investor in May, and during their meeting he allegedly disparaged women, blamed Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad financial advice and also blamed Barack Obama for Harvey’s “disastrous meeting with Donald Trump.”
He says Harvey and his foundation were in bad financial shape because of a series of P.R. gaffes, including mocking Asian men and meeting with Trump.
TMZ reached out to Harvey’s agent, Todd Frank, who said “It sounds fake. Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.”
Details of Allegation from TMZ