Steve Harvey Stands By His Stern Staff Memo While Admitting He Could’ve Handled It A Bit Better

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05.11.17 4 Comments

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Steve Harvey would prefer if you not get in his personal space. Well, at least if you’re working on his daytime talk show.

The mustache and cigar enthusiast confirmed that a somewhat unflattering memo telling staff not to bother him was 100% his doing. The letter stressed not to arrive at his dressing room unannounced, not to speak to him in the hallway and not to walk alongside him in the hallway, among other rules. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Harvey admits he could have handled his requests with a touch more finesse, but he stands by the memo.

“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,” he explained. “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.”

“Look man, I’m in my makeup chair, they walk in the room. I’m having lunch, they walk in, they don’t knock,” he continued. “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.”

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