Comedian Steve Harvey is facing new legal trouble. Vincent Dimmock, a man who claims he previously struck a deal with Harvey, says the 60-year-old host of Family Feud neglected to pay him a commission on funds raised for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation, among other groups. According to Dimmock,
Harvey agreed to pay him 12.5% of anything he collected through fundraising; nevertheless, Dimmock has yet to see the money. He maintains Harvey agreed to the deal, but never intended to pay.
(OCT. 7, 2011): Entertainer and # Steve Harvey, center, poses with Disneyâ€™s Dreamers Isaiah Wesley, Berchell Egerton, Shanece Brown, Dashana Collins, Rian Grimes and Malcolm Bristow, left to right, at an event celebrating five years of Disneyâ€™s Dreamers Academy, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in New York. The Disneyâ€™s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine takes 100 high school students from across the U.S. and unites them with entertainment experts, motivational speakers and business professionals to encourage them to succeed and follow their dreams. Students have until Oct. 31st to submit applications at disneysdreamersacademy.com for the 2012 class. (Photographer: Diane Bondareff/Disney)
Steve Harvey says the guy suing him for a gigantic commission for one of Harvey’s charities is a fraud.
Harvey just filed legal docs firing back at Vincent Dimmock, who claimed in his lawsuit he struck a deal with Harvey back in April to raise $20 million, and in return he was promised 12.5% of everything he raked in. He says he got a bunch of A-listers on board and even a former President … with pledges totaling $20 mil.
Harvey is calling BS, saying Dimmock originally reached out to him to promote an energy drink, and when that went nowhere Harvey says Dimmock pivoted and falsely told him he had a billionaire in his pocket who would invest big in Harvey’s charity.
Steve says he actually flew to Austin to meet the billionaire, and it quickly became evident the guy didn’t know Dimmock at all. What’s more, Harvey says neither the billionaire nor anyone else connected to Dimmock invested a penny in any of his ventures.
Harvey says the entire charade was part of a scheme for Dimmock to meet him.