With DWTS in full swing, it would be cliché to say that Jaleel White is moonwalking away from allegations that he verbally and physically abused his ex-girlfriend years ago.
So how about he’s doing the urkel dance, instead?
That’s probably worse now that I see it print, actually.
But if you’ve followed Jaleel White over the past couple of years, you probably heard that he was accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend (and the mother of his child) way back in 2010.
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That led to headlines that read “Steve Urkel a Woman Beater?!” and “But I DIDN’T Do That!” all across the blogosphere.
Today, Jaleel maintains his innocence, despite the allegations bubbling back up to the surface now that he’s finding success on “Dancing with the Stars.”
In fact, the reason Jaleel thinks his ex-wife is making these old charges public again is because she’s jealous of his newfound success.
Here’s are a few excerpts of what White had to say in a written statement to E! News:
The allegations made against me back in 2010 have suspiciously resurfaced in time to coincide with my new show on Syfy and Dancing With the Stars … When you’re doing well in life it’s par for the course certain individuals will try and knock you down. When the individual is also the mother of your only child it is particularly hurtful.”
“As much as I would love to go detail for detail refuting Ms. Hardy’s claims about the specifics of what was our relationship, the family court judge made it very clear to me any public discussion of our case and ordeal would be held against me in a court of law. Ms. Hardy’s attempts at greater sums of money above and beyond child support have continued now for two years. And I guess my most recent successes have been too much for her to stomach. I’m assuming I have not received her votes these past Monday nights.”
For more of Jaleel White’s statement on the mother of his child, Bridget Hardy, click here.