Steve Harvey has a former employee who is making some serious accusations about the comedian. Harvey has been hit with a lawsuit, by an employee named Joseph Cooper, who claims he doesn’t like white people. Cooper alleges that he has recordings of the ‘Family Feud’ host saying,
“I don’t give a s–t about America!”
And on another alleged recording, Harvey allegedly urged fans to “spit on white people!” and “go assault old white women!”
Meanwhile, Harvey has also filed a lawsuit against Cooper, accusing the ex employee of using the recordings to “extort” him for $5 million. theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reported, Cooper tried to sell old recordings of Harvey’s comedy routines, made more than 20 years ago, because of the sensitive material they contained. Harvey claims in documents that “Mr. Cooper has initiated a campaign to essentially extort me, coerce me and embarrass me as I started to build my entertainment career.”
Harvey’s lawyers claimed that:
“virtually every time Harvey was hired for a television show [Cooper] would contact the owners or principals to inform them of potentially embarrassing material and or tapes and attempt to have them influence Harvey to pay for the tapes.”
Cooper claims that he created the tapes after he was hired the comedian in 1993. At the time, he says that he was to videotape his comedy act at the Steve Harvey Comedy Club in Dallas.
In court documents, Harvey admits that the tapes contain material that is “a lot edgier” than the family oriented jokes he now uses. Back then, he said,
“I didn’t have to concern myself with branding or imaging or anything. You could just say, I thought I was funnier.’
The case is headed to court so let’s see how it plays out.
Do you feel that a comedian such as Steve Harvey who is known for making jokes should be sued for making the jokes? Do you even think the jokes were racist?
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