Steve Harvey has reportedly reached out to real-life “Scandal” fixer Judy Smith in an effort to repair his image.
The comedian and talk show host took two MAJOR hits to his reputation in the first month of the new year.
First, it was Steve’s ill advised meeting with Donald Trump. Then, he insulted Asian men by joking about how women don’t want them.
To add insult to injury, Tony Rock went IN on Steve and accused his wife, Marjorie, of being his mistress before she was his wife.
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Here’s the scoop via NY Daily News:
A source close to the situation tells Confidential that handlers for Harvey have been in contact with crisis control expert Judy Smith, the real-life fixer upon whom the TV show “Scandal” is based.
Smith, one of the best in the business, has been linked to scandals involving infamous White House intern Monica Lewinsky, disgraced TV host Paula Deen, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, former NFL star Michael Vick and tax cheat Wesley Snipes.
Harvey apologized Jan. 17 for implying that neither black nor white women find Asian men attractive on his eponymous show, which will end its five-season run in May. He plans to return to television with a new chat program in the fall, under the guidance of a different production company.
Television isn’t the only arena where Harvey will need to navigate changes in the months ahead.
The 60-year-old broadcaster’s radio show will soon leave Chicago for L.A. — a move that came at Harvey’s request, we’re told. The transition will happen amidst an active campaign from competitor Tom Joyner, who has urged listeners who are “angry with Steve, come on back home to me!”
Reps for Premiere Networks, which syndicates Harvey’s radio program, declined to comment, as did reps for Harvey’s TV show. Multiple emails to Smith went unanswered.