[UPDATE:] Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier spoke with Steve Harvey about the leaked letter demanding employees not to approach him. According to Steve, he was sick of being stuck in his dressing room, which he calls “prison.” The talk show host revealed to Frazier that he didn’t “want to be in prison anymore where I had to be in this little room scared to go out.”
Steve Harvey seems like a pretty approachable guy, right?! Too bad he doesn’t want to be approached.
An old letter has been leaked from Harvey to his old staff in Chicago, listing some stern rules, specifically, pertaining to his personal space.
Blogger Robert Feder got his hands on Harvey’s letter, which HipHollywood can confirm is more than a year old. Feder released the memo in it’s entirety and here are some of the requests.
1. “Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.” 2. “Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly.” 3. “You must schedule an appointment.” 4. “I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.”
The note also suggested that these rules were so that he can seek “more free time for me throughout the day.”
Harvey has not responded to the leaked memo, but if we know Steve, he will be speaking out in no time.
The talk show host, by the way, is in the process of moving his daytime talk show from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Read the full letter below:
Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.
I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.
There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.
Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.
Do not open my dressing room door. 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.
I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.
You must schedule an appointment.
I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.
Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.
I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.
Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.
I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.
If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.
Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.
Thank you all,