DIVORCE
02/01/2011 04:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mary Harvey On Tom Joyner Morning Show: Divorce Ordeal Like 'Rape' (LISTEN)

In a similar fashion to ex-husband Steve Harvey, Mary Harvey has taken to the airwaves to defend her reputation after posting YouTube videos about the demise of her marriage.

Speaking on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Monday, Mary described the ordeal as emotional "rape."

"From a victim's standpoint, it's like saying to someone who's been raped and who has not had closure from their attackers...So to say to her, this rapist is doing some good to the community..." she said, in reference to her ex's relationship advice books.

To which Tom replied, "This isn't rape."

"It's rape to me," Mary said.

Mary, who has been called "erratic" by a former assistant, said that she's speaking out to reveal the truth about Steve and to be a positive example to women who are silenced by their husbands.

"Women that have been silenced by their husbands on every level of their life--this is happening in our community as well, and someone needs to stand up and say something," she said. "You don't have to be married to a mogul or a guru to have these kinds of concerns."

In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jenice Armstrong, Mary emphasized that taking relationship advice from her ex is "idiotic."

"How are you taking advice from a guy that's been married three times? I don't get it. Steve Harvey is a master manipulator, and he has had years of success manipulating women," she said. "A lot of these women who he's attracting are women in the crosshairs of their life. The clock is running out. He's playing on people's emotions. He's playing on people's insecurities.

Despite the drama--and Steve's lawsuits against her--Mary said she's willing to sit down with her ex behind closed doors to settle their differences.

"I want closure for the both of us," she said.

LISTEN: Mary Harvey Speaks To Tom Joyner [PART 1] by TheYBF.com Mary Harvey Speaks To Tom Joyner [PART 2] by TheYBF.com