Jaleel White, the man we all probably know better as Steve Urkel in spite of his current gig on Dancing With The Stars, has recently been accused of the worst kind of behavior imaginable.

Bridget Hardy, White’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his two-year-old daughter, told Star Magazine that White was regularly physically abusive during their relationship and was cheating on her literally from the moment she had their child. She recounts several incidents during which the former child star hit her across the chest, pushed her against a toilet so hard that the tank broke, and abused her verbally by threatening to kick her out of their shared home.

“Verbally and emotionally, he’s abusive. He told me I’m not working; I have no money; I’m white trash. None of it was true,” she told Star.

There was a formal investigation following a 2010 incident between the couple, but no charges were filed and White’s representatives denied all wrongdoing on his part, blaming Hardy’s accusations on an ongoing custody battle. Hardy also claims that White offered her $200,000 to leave their daughter behind and “start a new family” without him. She refused, and when she returned home from a trip to Seattle with her daughter in tow she discovered that he’d changed the locks and put all of her belongings in storage.

Although Bridget White says that she has never spoken about the abuse in the past because she knew Jaleel White “felt bad,” so she didn’t want to report it, you can already hear folks deciding that she’s only telling this story now — to Star Magazine of all places —  in anticipation of those Dancing With The Stars checks and associated shine.

What do you think?

Read more at Radaronline.

  • Pseudonym

    “Although Bridget White says that she has never spoken…”

    White or Hardy?

  • CAHarris

    I’m not condoning domestic violence, but why is she talking about this now!! Ok he’s in the public spotlight I guess back from the land of oh I remember you and now she wants her 15mins of fame for talking to a has-been..lol… From other reports I’ve heard she’s now dating Rick Fox another has-been.. No sympathy

  • Candy 1

    I thought this was already out in the open. I remember hearing about him hitting her in like 2010, I think.

  • Muse

    Does he have a thyroid problem or something? His eyes…..

  • mamareese

    Um forget this claim….you shoulda broke this news years ago if this really happened. People make me sick holding onto news until a person breaks big. That says that you can be bought and sold…..but didn’t have a backbone to tell him not to hit you. Hm…..get a life. Oh he hit me in 93′ oh she ran numbers with me in 2002….ugh.

  • Mimi

    True. I remember this happened because I remember telling my friend that I couldn’t catch no beat down from Urkel! Old news. Horribly wrong on his part (if true), but old news.

  • blackandproud

    There are so many issues between black men and white women. It’s just that it is not in the open cause white women are not stupid enough to complain about these things like black women do.

    Check this out.


  • QueenofNew

    What are you talking about?

  • Liz

    …you really thought it was appropriate to use THIS story as indicative of the “issues” between BM/WF couples? This woman was obviously suffering from some sort of mental instability. I hope her daughters rest in peace and her husband is comforted. This was so not the time blackandproud.

  • mamareese

    They are saying that this was a suicide………this woman was mentally ill and killed herself and her two beatiful daughters.

  • LiedUponBrother

    As a personal victim of a false domestic abuse allegation, I no longer believe any allegations like these unless I personally witness the abuse or the allegations are affirmed in court via a guilty verdict. I was never even charged by the police, let alone convicted. Fortunately for me, the police did a thorough investigation and she finally admitted that she’d lied.

    I’m certainly no fan of Jaleel White and I never liked that buffoonish character, Erkel. Of course I know things like this happen. I’m no misogynist. I’m just saying that I know from personal experience that people do lie for all sorts of reasons. If you’re a victim of domestic violence, immediately call the police and follow through with pressing charges. If you don’t, then don’t expect to be believed two years after the fact.

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