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In the midst of a firestorm of negative publicity surrounding Steve Harvey, a judge has approved the release of legal documents that prove allegations from Harvey's ex-wife, Mary Shackelford, were indeed false.

In recent weeks, the disgruntled spouse released a series of viral videos accusing her ex-husband of leaving her with nothing, including custody of their son, Wynton, following their 2005 divorce.

"He turned my son against me, had me evicted from our house," she said in the clip, which hit the mainstream media in a flash of lightening. "I woke up and everything was gone."



Contrary to Shackleford's malicious accusations, the new document states that she was not left homeless by Harvey following their divorce, but was awarded three homes as a result of their property settlement. Adding to that, she was also paid $40,000 a month until March 2009 and then paid a lump sum of $1.5 million.

As for the basis behind Harvey's custody of the ex-couple's 15-year-old son, the legal record stated that Shackleford willingly put the unaccompanied minor on an airplane to visit his father without Harvey's knowledge.

Among Shackleford's other claims was that the burgeoning media darling also left her for his current wife, Marjorie Bridges Harvey, whom she blames for being responsible for the their 2005 divorce.

According to the document, the couple's divorce was granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. His current wife was not named in the original divorce proceeding nor was she the cause of the marital breakup.

Judge Dry of the District Court in Collin County, Texas, has temporarily lifted a gag order so Harvey can defend himself against Shackleford's inflammatory allegations.

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