Steve Harvey just can’t catch a break this year. First, his ex-wife, Mary Shackelford, hit him with a $60 million lawsuit. Now, The Steve Harvey Show has also been slapped with a lawsuit. Although he’s adamantly defended himself where his ex-wife is concerned, he may be facing a whole ‘nother set of problems with the latest lawsuit.
The Studio Mishap:
According to The Jasmine Brand, a woman named Sandra Munoz fell in the studio on Feb. 17, 2016, after attending a taping of the show. It has been reported that the lawsuit, filed last week, documents injuries the woman reportedly sustained after falling at the NBC Tower studio in Chicago, Illinois where The Steve Harvey Show was taped.
The woman reportedly fell from the stairway to the ground. Her attorneys are accusing the producers and studio of creating a “dangerous condition and unreasonable risk of harm by failing to install full-length handrails.” Munoz also argues that the staff failed to disclose the possibility of the stairway being a hazard and they did not help audience members as they came in and out of the studio.
Munoz’s attorneys are also seeking compensation in the amount of $50,000 for damages, due to a claim of negligence. The cost will cover “lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of a normal life, and physical and emotional trauma, all of which are permanent.” Although the lawsuit isn’t nearly as mind-blowing as the one Steve’s ex-wife previously filed, it is more drama to add to Steve’s pot. The latest lawsuit follows a string of reports where Steve has been criticized and slammed left and right- some of which he brought on himself after urging fans to join him in supporting Donald Trump. Steve may not be directly affected by this particular lawsuit, but unfortunately, his name is still attached to it.