Is Revenge Best Served on YouTube?

Heather Murphy-Raines

Heather Murphy-Raines/Scout's Honor
There are always two sides to every story.

We've heard comedian and author Steve Harvey's side -- his happily-ever-after side upon meeting his current wife (whilst still being married to another woman). Heck, he's made it an art, even writing books with relationship advice.

His ex-wife?

That would be Mary Harvey. She feels cheated on, jilted, and sounds bitter. She claims after being together for 16 years, her ex-husband took her son, her home, and after being a chronic cheater in their marriage, left her nothing.

Unable to get anywhere via legal avenues, Mary has given a new twist to bitter divorce in these modern times.

Wanting to be heard -- and perhaps wanting revenge -- she took her complaints to YouTube. Yes, she spills her version of their entire relationship in three videos.

Considering they have A SON, this video and two others on her channel might not have been the best choice. She doesn't seem to rant. She does seem unhappy:

I admit, I am a grudgy bitch. I've jokingly told my husband that there would be nothing left of him if he cheated. I've seen friends stripped of their worldly comfort, their kids, their dignity when their wealthy husband cheated and they divorced. Losing custody and your home takes it to a whole other level.

Who really knows what happens in a marriage? I just would hope that the remnants of love and respect can be harnessed since children are involved. Yet, there is an elemental part of me that feels for her. She is fighting back with what she has -- the Internet -- to get her side of the story told.

Steve's lawyer had this to say:

We are appalled and aware of the videos and other fabricated documents ... which contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit, and slanderous information about Mr. Harvey, his current wife, and others.

The ex-wife is fully aware of the court's current orders and permanent injunctions which prohibit either party, their lawyers, or representatives from discussing and releasing information on the Internet and to the media. We are taking the necessary legal steps to rectify this matter to the full extent of the law and we will be seeking contempt and sanctions against her for such reprehensible and callous disregard for the court orders.

What do you think? Considering they have a child, was this airing dirty laundry or fair game? Inappropriate or the ultimate revenge?

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