Talk show host, Steve Harvey came under fire yesterday after a strongly worded memo was sent to the staff of his daytime talk show was leaked by a blogger Robert Feder.
In the note the host asks that there be no attempts to meet with him while he’s in his dressing room, in the makeup chair, or in the hallway –
“unless I ask to speak with you directly.”
(See below) He wrote, in all caps.
“IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.
My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.”
Asked about the memo, leaked yesterday, Harvey said,
“I could not find a way to walk from the stage to my dressing room, to sit in my makeup chair, to walk from my dressing room to the stage or to just sit and have lunch without somebody just walking in. I’ve always had a policy where, you know, you can come and talk to me –so many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it.
I’m in the hallway, I’m getting ambushed by people with friends that come to the show and having me sign this and do this. I just said, ‘Wait a minute, And in hindsight, I probably should’ve handled it a little bit differently.
I just didn’t want to be in this prison anymore where I had to be in this little room, scared to go out and take a breath of fresh air without somebody approaching me, so I wrote the letter. I don’t apologize about the letter.”
Steve Harvey will end its run in Season 5. His new syndicated daytime series titled Steve, will debut in September.
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