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Comedian Steve Harvey cleared of child abuse allegations, ex-wife jailed

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Actor, comedian, and television personality Steve Harvey, 56, had been accused by his ex-wife of abusing and brutally beating their 11-year-old son.

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The entertainer was cleared of those charges on Dec. 19, according to TMZ.

Steve’s ex-wife, Mary Harvey, told police that Steve hit their son with a belt and paddled him after the TV talk show host received a call from his son’s school saying that “his son lied about turning in homework.”

Police photos were taken of the son’s injuries, which included bruises on his backside and thigh, and cuts to his leg.

The police report says the boy told cops, the beating was so brutal he had trouble urinating for days.

The child abuse allegations were turned over to the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, which concluded, "Based on the information obtained, the child does not appear to be at risk ... the case is closed without further investigation."

The judge overseeing the case cleared Steve Harvey of child abuse allegations, but wasn’t as accommodating to Harvey’s ex-wife though.

A judge found Mary Harvey in contempt Thursday and sent her to jail for leaking sealed information about the alleged incident to the media.

The judge sentenced Mary Harvey to 30 days in jail for violating a protective order that was in place for the case.

Steve Harvey hosts “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, “Steve Harvey”, and “Family Feud.”

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