Steve Harvey is involved in a huge racism scandal and risks a lawsuit. Harvey’s shocking racist words were caught on tape and ruined his impeccable image. An investigation revealed a former employee of the ‘Family Feud’ host Joseph Cooper, claiming he has recordings of Harvey’s crazy racist rants. “I don’t give a s–t about America!” he says on tape.
Cooper went on by saying that Harvey even urged fans to “spit on white people!” and “go assault old white women!”
As disgusting as his words are, it seems like Harvey still has the upper hand and even filed a legal lawsuit against Cooper, claiming the man used the recordings to extort millions of dollars from him.
“Mr. Cooper has initiated a campaign to essentially extort me, coerce me and embarrass me as I started to build my entertainment career,” Harvey claimed.
His lawyers also stated 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] has repetitively communicated to Harvey how sensitive [he] believes these tapes are and how release and publication of the tapes could adversely affect Harvey’s career.”
However, Cooper insists that the world needs to know what kind of person Harvey really is, even calling him “the worst person that’s ever been on television.”
Cooper created 120 hours of takes since he was hired by Harvey in 1993 in order to videotape his stand-up comedy acts. Harvey performed as a stand-up comedian for the last time on Aug. 2, 2012, and since then, he has built an entire empire under his name– including radio, TV and book publishing businesses. Cooper tried to sue him before, in 2014 and according to official documents of the proceedings Harvey admitted he used to be a lot “edgier” back then and his comedy was not exactly the PG jokes we know from him nowadays. “I didn’t have to concern myself with branding or imaging or anything. You could just say — I thought I was funnier.”
Apparently he even complained about only having “30 minutes to tell how I hate whites!”