TV mogul Steve Harvey has found himself in some hot water.
New allegations suggest Steve Harvey entered into a dead-end business deal for his Steve and Marjorie Foundation with a Vincent Dimmock.
According to TMZ, the former employee hired by Harvey helped raise $20 million for his organization and was promised a 12.5% cut of whatever profit he was able to acquire. In the lawsuit, Vincent says he was able to secure prominent A-List celebrities, high-level executives, and even a former president to take part in his fundraising efforts for Harvey. However, after he raised his first million dollars for the foundation, he received none of the commission he was promised.
Alongside Vincent’s accusations of fraud, the former employee reveals details of a conversation had between the TV mogul and an anonymous investor. In May, Steve allegedly met with financial advisors, where he accused Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad business advice, as well as pitting the blame on former president Barack Obama for Steve’s disastrous meeting with Donald Trump. The talk-show host endured a critical backlash over the Internet for this controversial meeting with Trump. His time in the public court of opinion will seemingly prolong itself with these new reports of fraud.
TMZ reached out to Harvey’s agent Todd Frank, who tells the website that Vincent’s story “sounds fake” and “Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I’ve never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years.”