Steve Harvey’s ex-wife, Mary Vaughn Woolridge, has been arrested in contempt of court, Fox 4 in Dallas-Fort Worth reports. Woolridge, who was married to Harvey for 16 years before their marriage ended in divorce in 2005, is said to have leaked information about the divorce proceedings in a series of online videos, in direct violation of a gag order.
Harvey and Woolridge were embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their son, who is now 16 years old, in which Harvey prevailed. “Am I angry? Yes,” Vaughn told Fox Dallas-Fort Worth. “I missed six years of my son’s life and I can’t get those years back.”
The videos posted by Woolridge “contain false, misleading, derogatory, defamatory, disparaging and malicious information about Mr. Harvey, his wife, and children by his ex-wife, Mary Vaughn Woolridge,” reads a statement from Harvey’s attorney.
In addition to hosting a successful talk show, The Steve Harvey Show, Harvey has authored several best-selling advice books, including the hit Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was adapted into the hit rom-com Think Like a Man. The personality also spent some time at the White House with President Barack Obama recently.
Woolridge is set to be released from jail on January 17.