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Steve Harvey Divorce Judge: Wife Must Stop Bad Mouthing

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By Jason Beahm on February 09, 2011 8:46 AM

It looks like Steve Harvey has won a round in his nasty divorce battle.

A judge has ruled that his ex wife Mary Lee Harvey must stop talking about him in the media. The judge issued an injunction which includes a gag order preventing her from discussing Harvey in interviews, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube until at least March 10. Naturally TMZ already has the documents posted online.

Mary Lee Harvey recently accused Steve Harvey of leaving her homeless, cheating on her with Marjorie Bridges, who is now his wife, stealing her money and conspiring to turn their son against her, TMZ reports. A few of her YouTube videos went viral and were all over the web. The court found that Mary Lee Harvey's claims were not true. She received three houses in their divorce and he was paying her $40,000 a month. On top of that, she received another $1.5 million, US Magazine reports.

Texas allows for divorce on a no fault basis.  That means that either party can file if the marriage has become unendurable because of discord or conflict between the spouses that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.  However, the state also allows for fault based divorce in the case of cruelty, adultery, felony conviction, abandonment for at least a year, living apart for at least three years, or three years confinement in a mental hospital.

Steve Harvey sought to clear the air and issued a press release that stated:

"The 2005 divorce of Steve and Mary Harvey was granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences ... and his current wife was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital break-up."

Up next in the Steve Harvey divorce case is a contempt of court hearing on March 10 to see if Mary Lee Harvey should be punished for violating her gag order.

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