Being a father is not an easy job. But in some ways, being a stepfather can be harder. Steve Harvey has just learned this the hard way after his 22-year-old stepdaughter got involved in a “hit and run” crash after she was “texting and driving” at the same time. Although it is well known that people should not text on their phones while they are driving, Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter, Lori, crashed her Mercedes SUV following the incident where she flipped over her vehicle, trying to escape the scene of a hit and run crash.
After sending a text message, Lori looked back at the road on Sunday night. But she was going way too fast to stop her Mercedes and smashed it directly into another vehicle. The crash was so intense that it flipped her vehicle over. As soon as Lori, who was at Nobu in Malibu before the incident, realized that she’d crashed the car in Beverly Hills, she tried to escape the scene of the hit and run.
Police do not think Lori was drunk behind the wheel of the SUV. However, they believe that she was texting while driving, which can be about as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Witnesses watched Lori smash her speeding SUV into another car, flipping her own vehicle over from the force of the impact. The young beauty was pulled from her damaged car by the driver whom she hit. As the realization of what happened occurred to her, Lori tried to walk away from the scene of the crime “confused.” However, such an escape was hopeless. The police had arrived on the scene and proceeded to slap handcuffs on the 22-year-old and charge her with delaying a police investigation and misdemeanor hit and run.
In order to avoid getting arrested, Lori Facetimed her famous stepfather, Steve Harvey, who convinced the police not to take his stepdaughter down to the jailhouse.
Before the crash, Lori was at Nobu in Malibu. A friend of hers shared a video of the 22-year-old at the restaurant, in which she pouts playfully for the camera. The only drink that appears to be on the table is a large bottle of water.
“She was arrested for the two charges and released on scene. Not booked. She identified herself properly and signed a written promise to appear in court,” Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman said following the violent crash that could have ended much worse than it did.
As reporters contacted Steve Harvey for comment, his representative refused to offer one up.
Lori is one of Harvey’s seven children belonging to Harvey. Her mother is Harvey’s third and current wife, Marjory. She works as a “model” and was recently dating rapper P Diddy, who is more than twice her age.
While Lori and P Diddy never confirmed the heated romance, the rapper’s 21-year-old son told Hollywood Life they were enjoying their “private time.”
What do you think about this drama unfolding within the Harvey household?
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