|The Harveys 2001|
Shari Weiss at newyorkdailynews.com writes Mary Harvey, who released three YouTube videos earlier this month detailing Steve's alleged infidelity during their marriage, appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Monday. Harvey has a syndicated radio show and is the host of TV's "Family Feud".
Though Joyner, a friend of Steve's, had invited her to encourage her to "move on" from her 2005 divorce, Mary refused to take the host's advice.
"It took a long time for me to get to this point," she explained to Joyner, according to Eurweb.com. "The reason I've been silent this entire time is because I did take into consideration what it would do to both of our families and our community."
But she said she decided to publicly discuss the fall of her marriage because "keeping quiet hasn't served me physically. It hasn't served our son [Wynton]. I have suffered physically because of it. I'm not in good health right now."
Mary also criticized her ex, who went on to marry his alleged mistress, Marjorie Bridges, for trying to maintain a wholesome celebrity image and putting out a book on relationships while he allegedly has many skeletons in his closet.
"I think the apology should be given to the women who have been deceived into buying the books and who have perceived him as being a pillar of the community," Mary said.
Joyner tried to defend his friend, Steve, noting that he is "doing some good" for the public - but the actor's jilted ex-wife countered that it doesn't excuse his behavior towards his own family.
"I have no doubt about that, but from a victim standpoint, it's like saying to someone who was raped and had not had closure from his attacker that he's still doing some good," she said.
When Joyner objected to the word "rape," Mary reportedly shot back that "It's rape to me."
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