“Dancing with the Stars” competitor Jaleel White has responded to an ex-girlfriend’s claims that he was physically abusive toward her.
The actor - best known for portraying Steve Urkel on “Family Matters” - told E! News in a statement that while he “would love to go detail for detail refuting [Bridget] Hardy's claims about the specifics of what was our relationship,” he can’t: “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,” he explained.
Hardy, who is the mother of White’s young daughter, told Star magazine recently that White became violent during a 2010 incident when she confronted him about being unfaithful. Police did look into the allegations at the time, but concluded there wasn't enough to warrant the City Attorney's Office to "take a look."
Earlier this week, Hardy told Star that White allegedly "hit me across the chest area," and "pushed me into the toilet and it broke...Water went everywhere, through the walls and even into the kitchen downstairs.”
But the 35-year-old actor has said he believes Hardy's allegations are oddly timed.
"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,'" he told E!. "Ms. Hardy's attempts at greater sums of money above and beyond child support have continued now for two years...I'm assuming I have not received her votes these past Monday nights."
In the end, the actor said, the only thing he cares about is the well-being of his daughter.
"My only hope is that when my daughter Googles her parents one day in her future, she sees that her father acted with class and dignity when pressed to the fire,” he said. “Bridget Hardy is the mother of my only daughter in this world and without Ms. Hardy I would not have the treasure that is my daughter. God knows the truth, the authorities swift dismissal of her police report are two years in my past. I ask for your sensitivity during this time; I can assure all of my fans this is only residue from a child custody matter."
WOW! And all this time I thought Buckwheat had died....He looks awesome for a 81 year old!
This guy was great when he played Radio! Maybe if he had his trust boombox he'd be more calm
He was on Family Matters and Webster, just on Webster he scooted around on his knees with a tiny pair of sneakers attached to them.
He is H I D E O U S!!!!
Yep...looks like the 1% wins. For only few of us realize that this was a dumb question to get your noodles going!
I thought Jaleel played Mike Seaver on Growing Pains....
Okay, so why is everyone jumping on Dave? There's no "epic fail" and he's not a "moron" or an "idiot" because he got Emmanuel Lewis and Jaleel White confused. Stop raggin' on the poor guy! Is there so little going on in your life that you feel like you need to call Dave out? Really? If you want to rage, rage about the Trayvon Martin issue; what's happening in politics, or the abduction of Sierra LaMar in Gilroy, California...but the difference between Emmanuel Lewis and Jaleel White...? Time to realize what's important in life...
Time to take your meds and go back to bed. Or perhaps get the heck out of the entertainment section if you want to read "real news"
Didn't he play Rudy Huxtable from Different Strokes?
Jaleel didn't play Webster Lol! The media and their false lies
Did I do that?
Yo, Roberto, what you mean we no get paid for this? I get a check every week, don't you?
I love when people comment here and take themselves so seriously...it is even funnier to see people correcting other people when those people are just putting in the wrong name/show/catchphrase to mess with you! Lighten up, you are not getting paid for your comments!
Do you guys remember him in Good Burger? He was so good! Too bad Keenan became more popular than him.
Way to go, Jaleel! Two wrongs don't make a right! Keep showing your daughter love, class and dignity far outweigh loud, obnoxious lies. The court should grant you sole custody. Your ex should be paying you child support-it's obvious you're the only mature adult in the relationship of you and your ex.
you guys making those stupid comments have nothing better to do.
Did I do thaaaaaaat?
Dave, today, you are the King of the Trolls. Well done sir.
All black people commit domestic abuse. Its in our DNA. You watch- Jaleel will get lots of votes over this. Even if dance partner has a black eye–who cares. CB
Whether or not he acted abusively should not surprise anyone either way.
We should quit idealizing public figures and come face to face with the darkness within ourselves.
Most people never have to face the facts that at the right time, and the right place, they're capable of anything.
I can not believe "Rerun" would ever do that to a women. he also seems to have thin down.
Have any of you considered that Dave is messing with you? And even if he is not, the lot of you need some serious therapy to resolve your issues with 80's pop culture. Furthermore, I think Jaleel White regrets ever beating Rihanna. Anyway, she wins, for she took the kids and moved back to Sweden–stupid golfer!!!!
when the toilet broke and flooded the bathroom, he pointed at it, shrugged and said, "Did I do that?!!"
Seriously, that should be his response to any judge, lawyer, or reporter that asks him about the alleged incident. "Did I do that?"
You guys are killing me:p Thanks for the laughs! Hey, didn't Jeel White also play Archie on All in the Family? Wasn't he also on the original Star Trek as that Priceline Guy? Isn't he the lady from the Pine Sol commercial? Oh, and I loved him as Daphne on Frasier. Thanks for the memories....lol!
what, you got a split personality?
Seriously, I wonder why anyone even bothers getting married. Especially, when you are a star. Why do that to yourself? Jaleel White is a stand-up guy. I wouldn't have responded so kindly, where I in his shoes. First off, her story is flawed. We all have toilets in our homes. Everyone knows that you couldn't break a toilet by pushing someone into it. If you want to break your toilet, you need a hammer or some other hard object to hit it with. It's apparent that is what his ex did and then tried to claim spousal abuse. Poor Jaleel got tangled up with a vindictive Gold-digger and unfortunately for him, he has a child with her. Keep doing your thing Jaleel. I still enjoy watching those old episodes of Family Matters.
He was on Webster. Not Family Matters. I know him personally.
Maybe he and Terrence Howard can sit and talk, ponder on the lessons learned. The kids are who gets hurt with adult selfishness! No sympathy for him-sorry, prayers for the child!
I wanted to top all this random commentary with kudos to Jaleel for taking the high road, repecting Ms. Hardy as the mother of his child, and above all else keeping his daughter's best interest in the forefront as it should be. Well done, Mr. White!
Yeah Yeah but I like mindless commentary. That's why I watch CNN.
Jimmy Walker played Willis on Different World
Jasmine Guy played Tootie on What's Happening.
Soleil Moon Frye played Kelly Kapowski on The Facts of Life
Tiffany Brissette played Punky Brewster on Growing Pains
Not feeling sorry for him!
There's no way Arnold Drummond from Good Times could have done this. I used to love Good Times, but my favorite show Jaleel White was in was The Hughley's and Salute Your Shorts.
Wat a shame, I grew up watching Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and now I growed up to see he beats his wife, if u cant treat woman rite.. u need to GET OUT of here
The young baby-mama is all about the money. My son has been there and done that. The best Jaleel can do is be a great daddy and stand tall. The chick is just trying to through a nasy ball out there in hopes tht the fans catch it and be stupid. Not happening. Too many men has been through the same thing.
yeah. She is wanting some of that good residual money from those Webster reruns. He's way too good for her. Webster needs him a loyal woman. Not many of those out there these days.
Erkel was the star of Miami Vice the tv show. Watchu talkin bout willis dude was on Welcome Back Kotter. So there, I rest the case for this idiotic interplay of verbal jargon between obvious enept homiopods who wish to banter about frivilous tv trivia akin to a time of black and white tv viewing during the peak of the civil rights era on the star ship outerprize.
Some of you guys are taking poster's comments way too seriously. C'mon already! By now it should be clear that they are putting out misinformation purposely and having fun doing it.
Emmanuel Lewis played Webster on Webster
Gary Coleman played Arnold on Differrent Strokes
Jimmy Walker was J.J. "Kid Dynomite" Evans on Good Times
Rodney Allen Rippy did the burger commercials...and of course that leaves
Jaleel White who played Vincent on Vincent. HAHAHAHA
Oops, Did I do that?
I played with myself... ;-)
He (Jaleel White) was also the voice of Sonic The hedgehog (Adventures of STH) in the early 90's.
If I had a son, He would look like Jaleel. DOHHHHHH!!!!!!
He'd be much s*xier.
Wait a minute here! I didn't play Webster on Different Strokes? I would think I'd know who I played in TV if I played the role don't you think? I played Mr. T on Julia Child's Cooking Show. LOL
Isn't Jaleel married to Dean McDermott?
After he kacked her he said "HEE HEE>>>DID I DO THAAAAAT?" in his steve urkel voice
Well hell let me join in on the fun since no one wants to believe the truth. Steve Urkel played bongos on the Banana Splits, Florida Evans was the lady who said Damn, Damn, Damn on the Waltons and Andy Taylor and Barney Fife were actually lovers on the gay channel and used Krissy and Janet as their uncover girls to hid what they truly liked. Otis Campbell and Ned the Wino were actually preachers, The chick that played the Flying Nun was actually giving it up all over the place. LMAO!
All kidding aside, Jaleel is a class act. Unlike many famous child actors, he has had led a good, clean life. He even attributes much of the success he has today to former co star Alex Karras. He states "what I learned on Webster has helped make me the man I am today. Caring, family oriented, and at peace"
I seriously doubt Webster would hit someone, he really grew up didn't he? I remember him on the Cosby show too
Well I awoke late this morning and realized I'm not in Michigan anymore,I was in a penthouse in New York City a director wanted me to dye my beautiful brown hair blonde and play a young Samantha on the new S*x And The City Movie.You know me I passed on it.I told them to give the part to someone who needs the money,after all I do own my own house and everything.
I just adore a penthouse view! I'll take that part, my hair is already blonde, too.
To Nancy, Sheeda, and all the others who posted with no sense of humor: Try searching "sarcasm" on your magic google box from the future. Nothing "racist or hurtful" and I'm pretty sure every person that made a sarcastic remark knows that Steve Urkel was played by Gary Coleman. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . TAKE THE STICK OUT OF YOU ASSES!!!!!
Jaleel White – Steve Urkel
Emmanuel Lewis – Webster
Gary Coleman – Arnold on Different Strokes who said, "What you talking 'bout Willis" ;)
You guys seriously need help. He played Theo on the Cosby Show and was NEVER WEBSTER. I remember that episode about him being dyslexic...it made me so sad.
Yes I was Webster. What you talkin bout?
Many of these racist comments are both hurtful and sad. Because the young man who played Webster is African American AND successful you want to put him down. Get a life you loosers.
I agree one hundred percent. Webster is the best. I've been watching him on DWTS and he really can dance! I'm proud he grew up to be a fine man. You go get em, Webster! You da man !
No wait. That's right he was C.J. Parker on Baywatch.
Are you sure he wasn't Brian Tanner on ALF?
Don't forget me and my big booty,Jallel tried to transform me into little Rudy Hucklberry.
JALEEL WHITE DID PLAY STEVE URKEL ON FAMILY MATTERS WHAT THE HELL IS YALL TALKIN BOUT PPL. YALL DNT KNO WHO PLAYED ON THEM SHOWS YALL NEED TO GOOGLE YALL STUFF IN STEVE URKEL WORDS DID I DO THAT?
Malcolm-Jamal Warner was Theo Cosby, Emmuamel Lewis was Webster and Jaleel White was Steve Urkle.
Jaleel White didn't do it. It was Stefon erKEL That
Nice! I was thinking Urkel Bot.
I can't believe you people are getting your skivvies in a twist over these people throwing the Webster and Growing Pains and whatever other references out there. I laugh at how stupid you guys are to stoop to their level. It almost sounds like it would be fun to be a troll, just to get these reactions out of you!
I remember when he played theo on the cosby show. I really dont think he would hit his wife.
i watched the show ,family matters, becausr of erkil,the mother,the father, and all the rest of the cast. it was a wonderful show and i do not think erkel would ever hurt any one especially the mother of his daughter.
Webster has turned into a fiiiiiine black man. He look handsome.
I agree with you, I don't think he would do something like that. Why would she bring this up after two years?
Jaleel White played URKEL on FAMILY MATTERS. He also played his alter-ego, Stefon on the same show. Geez you guys. Come on.
No,Jaleel White was kid DYNOMITE!On Good Times.Webster played his little brother and Whitley was his s@xy sister.
These are all unfair stereotypes, racial profiling of a brother. What have you got? Allegations. Where are the witnesses? Photographs? Any corroborating evidence? None.
And besides, have you ever considered that maybe she needed a good butt whooping?
Now let us not jump to conclusions. Maybe she go out unescorted by husband, or not wear veil. In this case she must get corrected. Better husband do it then village elders punishing her.
Guess the Ex thought it would be a great time to bring this back up while he is doing so well on DWTS!! I was wondering when that was going to happen! I wasnt there and dont know what happend but hopefully they can move past this! Keep it positive!!
I agree with you Vivelena. i also think he is showing a lot of class by not dissing ex and thinking of his child?
what is wrong with you people? Rodney Allen rippy was on a Sesame Street, Emmanuel Lewis was Webster and the guy who said'Wachu talkin bout Willis' was named Arnold and he was played by Gary Coleman. Jaleel White played Steve Urkel on Family Matters and his line was "Did I do that?"
You guys are hilarious! He didn't play Webster! He played Urkel on FAMILY MATTERS! google it! lol!
ALL YALL WRONG, GARY COLEMAN play "WEBSTER" on WEBSTER. JALEEL WHITE played "STEVE ERKEL" on FAMILY MATTERS....LOLOLOLOL
OK guys......Wikipedia can be a great friend.............
Everyone knows that the guy who played Balki on "Perfect Strangers" could never harm a fly never mind an entire toilet.
Everyuone loves little Webster. No way he is a wife beater. That woman is just out for some publicity and his money. Sounds like a Kardashian wannabe to me.
I can't believe the amount of ignorance on this blog. "what'cha talking about willis" was from a show called Different Strokes. Spoken by Gary Coleman.
I was thinking the same thing. ARE THE PEOPLE SERIOUS?!
Steve Urkel- Family Matters
Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis?- Different Strokes
Lil Webster is a sweetie. I met him years ago and he was super kind.
did i do that!!!
Webster be a cool dude. I loved when he said "what you talking about willis". He is too kind to be doing things like that.
Amazing how people can't do any research. "What you talking about, Willis?" was said by Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes, and was played by Gary Coleman NOT Jaleel White. Sheesh!
WOW are you way off. You need to do your research before you write so you at least show "some" intelligence. Webster was played by Emmanuel Lewis.
You got it right Bob. Webster was not played by Jaleel White or Rodney Allen Rippy. Webster was played by Emmanuel Lewis.
did i do that?
Jaleel White didn't play Webster. A kid named Rodney Allen Rippy played Webster. Jaleel White played Urkel on Growing Pains.
Thanks for this ... it was the best laugh I have had for a while. Too funny!!!!
actually he played Steve Urkel on Family Matters not Growing Pains.
Family Matters not Growing Pains
IT WAS FAMILY MATTERS
Another idiot Rodney Allen Rippey was the kid that did the hamburger commericals back in the 70's, where do you people come from!!!!!
Wrong decade wrong person. Rodney Allen Rippy did the Jack in the Box commercials in the 70's. By now you know it was Emmanuel Lewis who played Webster in the 80's.
Here we go again....................we all look alike
Whachoo talkin bout, Willis?
Jiga-booo. Jiga-booo. I luv u!! Jiga-booo. Jiga-booo. I luv u!! Jiga-booo. Jiga-booo. I luv u!! Jiga-booo. Jiga-booo. I luv u!!
Yeah. Webster is a ok in my book. Dont be dissing him.
I wanna get with urkel and pound him in da keister with my big ol strap-on jiga-booo meat stik!!
No way he abused his wife. He played Webster when he was real little. That show with Alex Karras the football player. Webster is cool.
Jaleel White did not ever play the character of "Webster". He played Steve Urkel in the show Family Matters.
No, Webster's role was played by Emmanuel Lewis.
What you talkin 'bout, Willis? :).
No – he did not play Webster
You idiot, he was Steve Urkel on Family Matters, not Webster! What a moron LMAO!!!!!
Dave, he didn't play Webster. He played Steve Urkel in the early 90's sitcom "Family Matters. The actor that played Webster is Emmanuel Lewis. =)
Hey, Dave, you're right! I forgot about that. It is such a miracle that he's all grown up now, yet still the same height and mental standing in life.
Epic fail dude. Emmanuel Lewis played Webster!
Dave, you are brilliant! The responses are classic – lol!
Are you serious? That was Emmanuel Lewis.
Webster??? LOL no he didn't....he played on Family Matters! Webster was way before Urkel's time!
I must be the only person here that gets the joke. He's making an "all black people look the same to me" statement... Lighten up.
Rerun,is that you?
I think we are overlooking a far more Important matter here
The little girl who played Judy did porn
These comments were very amusing cause I know yall can't be serious. lol
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