Steve Harvey Sends a Memo to His Staff Telling Them ‘Not to Approach’ Him

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Everyone loves Steve Harvey. What’s not to love? He’s probably one of the funniest game show hosts we’ve ever had, but after a memo was leaked from one of his staffers, it’s pretty clear he runs a tight ship.

A memo that was sent from Steve to his staff surfaced on Robert Feder’s Chicago media blog: 

“Do not come to my dressing room unless invited….Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly,” read the memo. “Do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.”

The memo was sent before the fifth season of his former show Steve Harvey, which ran five seasons. Starting this fall, however, the show is getting revamped and will tape in Los Angeles. Sources say the memo was probably leaked by a former staff member, who might not have been invited to work on the new show.

Read the memo 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,

Steve Harvey

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