Steve Harvey is being sued by someone who claims he was defrauded millions of dollars from the TV mogul.
Vincent Dimmock claims he was hired by Harvey to raise $20million for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation in exchange for 12.5 percent of whatever he brought in, according to TMZ.
Dimmock claims that he got pledges for $20million in donations from high-level executives, A-list entertainers and political figures such as a former President.
But when Dimmock delivered the first million, he claims Harvey refused to pay him his commission, according to the lawsuit.
He says Harvey never intended to pay him for the work in the first place. In total Harvey would have owed Dimmock $2.7million.
Dimmock also claims he introduced Harvey to an investor in May, and says that during the meeting he disparaged women and took aim at celebrities for his financial issues.
He claims Harvey blamed his financial troubles on Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad advice.
Dimmock also says Harvey blamed Barack Obama for Harvey’s ‘disastrous meeting with Donald Trump,’ according to TMZ.
Trump and Harvey met in January – at which time the daytime television host offered to help Trump’s Housing and Urban Development team, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He said he agreed to take the meeting with the 45th president because Obama’s transition team encouraged him to open the dialogue.
Dimmock said in the lawsuit that Harvey and his foundation are in bad financial shape because of a series of public relations mess-ups – such as alleged mocking Asian men and the Trump meeting.
Harvey’s agent Todd Frank told TMZ he doesn’t think the allegations are true.
‘It sounds fake,’ Frank said. ‘Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.’
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Source: Daily Mail