“Family Feud” host Steve Harvey has found himself at the center of a lawsuit filed by an ex-employee who claims that he was bilked out of the thousands of dollars he was promised in return for raising $20 million for Harvey’s charities.
Vincent Dimmock allegedly forged a deal with Harvey earlier this year that would see him receive 12.5 percent of all the funds he brought in until reaching the $20 million goal, TMZ reported. As part of the deal, Dimmock says he got access to a network of movers and shakers that includes A-list entertainers, executives, and even former President Barack Obama.
When Dimmock gathered the first million dollars, he claims, Harvey decided not to fork over the agreed-upon commission. Dimmock also blasted Harvey for never intending to pay him in the first place and botching an investor meeting in May by blaming Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad financial advice.
Harvey even threw shade at Obama for his “disastrous meeting with Donald Trump,” Dimmock contended in the court filing, suggesting that the sit-down with the controversial commander-in-chief spelled financial disaster for Harvey’s foundation.
At least one person is not buying these allegations at all, and that person is Harvey’s agent, Todd Frank.
“It sounds fake,” he told the outlet. “Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.”
According to its website, The Steve and Harvey Marjorie Foundation’s mission is “to ensure that the needs of the whole child are met through the development of programs and support of community-based organizations that foster excellence in the areas of health, education and social well-being within urban and ethnically diverse communities.”