Media mogul Steve Harvey spoke out about the reaction to an internal memo he sent to his staff telling them not to approach him.

Harvey’s memo, which was leaked to Robert Feder’s Chicago media blog, tells female employees not to approach him or visit his dressing room uninvited.

The memo was sent staff in Chicago after Harvey announced he was moving his talk show, ‘Steve Harvey‘, to California to begin working on the fifth season.

“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,” Harvey told Entertainment Tonight. “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.”

Another reason for the memo may have been the current litigation climate in the television industry.

With sexual harassment lawsuits threatening to shut down Fox Network, wealthy prominent businessmen like Harvey have a lot to lose if a disgruntled female (or male) employee decides to target him.

Harvey said he was surprised at the reaction to his letter, but he refuses to apologize for it.

“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,” he told ET. “I don’t apologize about the letter, but it’s kind of crazy what people who took this thing and ran, man.”

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  • Faithz

    Mid life crisis can make
    people act all kinds of ways, Steve.

  • Wayup!

    While I kinda get that…still don’t like ya Steve..??

  • http://www.facebook.com/juanhustle @JuanHustle

    When I read it, kinda felt like his wife wrote it for some reason ?

  • interestingconcept1

    Ugh. It wasn’t just addressing the females. Why do you lie so much?

  • NegraGata

    Ah – and here I was thinking that he didn’t write that – LOL at my naivete. The letter sounded SO UNPROFESSIONAL. The wording could have been more polished.

  • NegraGata

    Mid-Life crisis…Steve is in his mid-50s, he passed that proverbial mid-life crisis age. That usually happens in your 40s, but with life expectancy being longer, maybe it should be moved to the 50s for folk that live that long – LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Hell yea! I was wondering who’s been throwing that ? at Steve for his wife to do that LOL. Who knows though ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I do not care for Steve Harvey after I found out how he treated his wife BUT this is a smart move on his part.
    Keep satan out of the details.

  • Dahl

    Whilst I can’t stand this man, I see absolutely no problem in what he wrote. I can only imagine how hard it must be to not be able to walk five feet without someone asking you something, asking you to read something, etc. it’s called boundaries, nothing wrong with them.

  • imright

    the wording is what made me believe he DID write it !! ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Can’t stand Steve

  • LuLu

    Where does the memo state it’s for females only?

  • imright

    ???”why do u lie so much ?” ???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Steve act like he damn Stephen Curry or something. Don’t nobody want yo lying cheating azz.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was done with Steve big butterfly pork chop lipped ass when he was still trying to work with Paula Dean after her racist scandal. He said he knows the good in her and it outweighed her bad. Then said if they blog about him make sure they say he don’t give a damn.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yes, they do. I lived in LA for YEARS.
    Women were still going unprotected with Mr. Married HIV.

  • https://www.twitter.com/flyassblizzy Big Blizzy

    i’d like to see the way this story ends…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who u talking bout Steve?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Maaaaan I’m over here in dam tears not big butterfly pork chop lips ??? log off right now you done for the day

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok!!! I’m like who?!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    When he said if you reading this then this means you !!! And when he said I promise you!!! I inserted boo boo and clapped my hands because I knew that what he wanted to say. ??? I promise you boo boo ??

  • Ryan

    DAAAMMMNN ??

  • Empress
  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ?? drops phone walks off

  • Empress

    I can’t stand his cooning, vaseline grease lipped, 64 tooth mouth, black daddy warbuck looking, Bigen dyed eyebrow having azz. I have nothing good to say about him.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ? nobody likes Steve that mess he did to his ex wife didn’t sit well with him

  • Mbailey

    GOOD for him. He’s the boss; he calls the shots.

  • Miami8981

    lol

  • Miami8981

    I don’t watch any of Steve’s shows and usually don’t read any articles about him because of how he treated his ex-wife and the mother of his children. It was straight up fowl. And that big toothed heifer of a wife he has now she always grinning like she and her chil’ren hit the lottery when she cheated with Steve and convinced him to marry him. Oops. I meant marry her. Yeah, she the epitomy of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I am logging out now. I haven’t been on here in over a month. Just had to drop in to comment on his bitch ass. I’ll be back whenever a Tyrese post is up so I can talk about his sawdust lipped ass.

  • Faithz

    I heard that ~

  • NeverSurprised

    I must say you have a unique talent for describing lips. I personally think the Tyrese description wins the prize.

  • NeverSurprised

    Exactly. Anyone who has ever watched him attempt to read those cards on Family Feud knows Steve has only a passing acquaintance with the English language.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Looking like a big rusty lemon in that suit.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Magic Johnson?

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    I love it, some women can be very sneaky and put you in vey volitle situations and set you up to lose everything, I think it’s very. Professional and respectful to his wife, if any woman reading this don’t see why he was trying to protect himself and his brand they’re are part of the problem… BTW I’m not a Harvey fan, but I can respect his request.

  • jazzysmith12

    so I take it he’s selfish.If he claims to be a Christian, don’t those guys shun selfishness.

  • MsPam

    He is Satan!

  • MsPam

    Nope he is 60 years old!

  • ShWa

    I heard She used to date a drug dealer and his cousin back in the day and when he went to jail she bailed out, met Steve, took him from his wife and the rest is history.

  • ShWa

    LOLOLOLOL!

  • ShWa

    LOL

  • ShWa

    He aint chit.

  • ShWa

    I get that too, but the way he worded it was all wrong he was very mean spirited in the way he asked-told people to basically stay away from him.

  • Taylordanes

    she did … her nickname is lady heroine

  • Taylordanes

    Done for the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • M Dot

    Once again, Sandra is embellishing the story…if you look on any other site concerning this story, it makes no mention of male or female staffers approaching him. Steve is not that dumb to make a discriminatory memo like that.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    So true, it was neither professional and/or tactful. It sent the wrong message if he wanted a more professional environment in the workplace. All that said I do understand why he wrote it.

  • Tlowe89

    I think he’s talking about people in general, not just women. He just want to be able to take a breathe without a constant tag along.

  • interestingconcept1

    Ok, I can’t. Y’all play too much. My goodness.

  • Miami8981

    yup.

  • NeverSurprised

    “her nickname is lady heroine”
    ——————————-
    Smh

  • NeverSurprised

    And she had one or two kids by one cousin, then after he went to jail she had another one by his cousin, then after he went to jail she met Steve? Is that correct?

  • interestingconcept1

    This will never work. ISteve is full of himself. It takes a village to make a production work. He’s crazy. It will never work.

  • NeverSurprised

    Given his reputation over the years, I find it hard to believe he was sitting in his dressing room “scared” to go out for fear of being approached. His reputation going all the way back to Cleveland has been one of not taking any crap from anyone. So why now, when he is the head honcho, would he suddenly be intimidated by underlings and employees? I think there is more to this story.

  • Mrs.Meenie

    He is the boss and has every right to set expectations for his staff but I would have respected him more if he had been honest and said that Majarie typed that up

  • Kimberly Vontrese

    Ol big nosed ball headed @$$ Koon. Ion trust nothin that come out a Black man mouth!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    What goes up can wellllllll come down harder. Better get some humbleness about himself. Ask Hammer how quick it can happen.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ?????

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Did anyone ever wear them ugly azz suits he sold? I remember Jimmy Kimmel had on one when he first started the line.

  • Li

    Makes sense to me.
    I teach a community college titled “College Success” and one of things we tell students is to “set boundaries” and don’t feel you have to take care of everybody and that everybody has access to you all the time. Your family, your friends, etc. Students need to say “no”.
    That’s what Steve is doing – just say no. Give me my space.

  • Li

    I was in Chicago on the bus one day and I saw how accommodating Steve can be. He was walking with a friend, and a young guy ran up to him to take a selfie. You could see steve was reluctant at first but gave in.
    I would imagine he can’t walk down the street without someone asking him for an autograph.
    On another note, I was on Michigan Ave in Chicago and Carl Weathers (Chicago Justice) came walking really fast around the corner going somewhere and he didn’t give me a chance to say hi. I can imagine with some stars who are famous just get tired of being stopped and asked for autographs and being bothered with people asking for money (we know Steve is generous).

  • Li

    I watch Little Big Shots. That’s an adorable show and Steve is perfect for that show.

  • Li

    http://pagesix.com/2017/05/11/steve-harvey-stays-away-from-wrap-party-after-shocking-memo/?_ga=2.259882444.735301680.1494547697-2070986132.1492195908
    ^^
    I think Steve is stressed out from taking on about 5 jobs: Little Big Shots, The Steve Show, Family Feud, Ms. Universe and his charities. The man needs a strong personal assistant.
    In an interview last year he said he wanted to retire from Show biz in 5 years. He needed all the money he can get. Remember when he was homeless and broke? This is compensation.

  • Cali

    Exactly, it’s bizarre that people seem to think he owes random strangers something. His time is his OWN and I can’t imagine being harassed at work to the point that I have to send a memo?, common courtesy tells a normal person not to do the things mentioned in that letter SMH

  • mzwhang90210

    ,..??

  • mzwhang90210

    *dead*
    DNR

  • mzwhang90210

    Shugggggggg

  • mzwhang90210

    Looking like a broiled negro lemon…satcha-arse-down summwhurrs!!!!

  • yallcrazy

    I don’t even like his uglay ass. But I do agree with this

  • yallcrazy

    Truth. I don’t even do this when I see celebrities. I just smile and wave like i went to school with them or something. And keep it moving. They get sick of that all the time…let me get a hug, let me get a picture

  • mzwhang90210

    Some “celebs” kill me.
    Now—if the well placed press releases are to be believed… Harvey once lived in his car correct? So-called you go from abject poverty/obscurity– to folks clamoring for a mili-second with you..and you’re complaining??
    Okay Steve– Mr. God this, and God that…when did Jesus ever send a memo to folks-telling them not to approach Him?
    Man listen….

  • Desiree Edwards

    it’s his rules….

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Like I said before, this is all about ego; sex litigation was the furthest thing from his mind.

    He’s obviously trying to elicit sympathy but this old stunt queen is just trying not to be bothered. He’s making it very clear that his employees don’t mean a damn thing to him.

    So, I have to ask, is this a TV show–or a plantation? Because this sounds like a housemaster imposing rules on his field and house niggerz.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He needs all the money he can get?
    He already has a net worth of about $100 million. He can retire today and he’d still be more than set for life.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Many TV personalities have this sort of policy on set and within the work environment. Don’t just run up on me… make an appointment with my assistant. He just should of had the memo go out in a more professional manner

  • mzwhang90210

    Wait.. I just noticed that Auntie wrote…”..if any female… or male… ” bahaaahaaa… I missed u Auntie???

  • samuel severino

    Steve’s cheating has been getting out of control and unmanageable for the size of the city he works in. That is the reason he is moving his show to Cali. The memo was a helpful cover.

  • samuel severino

    There is a lot more to this story so you are correct. See my post at the top.

  • samuel severino

    She also cheated on Steve w one of his relatives. His brother or his cousin I forget which one right now.

  • mzwhang90210

    Steve looks like he smells like Red Lobster biscuits…IJS

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Whangz!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Don’t forget the Steve Harvey morning show.

  • mzwhang90210

    I read that Steve said that when they first met—she told him that he didn’t make enough money for her…hence the plethora of jobs he keeps.
    * files nails* But you ain’t heard that from me…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    He gotta keep money for that wife of his or she out #golddigger

  • mzwhang90210

    Vanna-Bo-Bannaaaa!!!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Still more mad that he didnt give a staff of 100 notice he was moving the whole production to LA. I kinda dont GAF about this memo. Nothing positive is going to come to him for putting hardworking people who made his show what it is, out of work.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    And it was dumb as hell for him to write this. Out of the 100 people he putting out of work he doesnt have an HR PERSON? Stupid bastard.

  • Diva4lyfe

    SMH is all I got on this situation

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Cheddar Bay Biscuits!! BAAAAAAHAAAHAAA!!

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    this nigga is corny,,,

  • MS.BEE

    HE IS DOING NOTHING WRONG. THAT’S RIGHT STEVE KEEP IT STRICTLY BUSINESS!!!!

  • Tea??

    Right lol that and his wife wants to be a socialite.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hey boo (((hugs)))

  • NicoleZee

    I’m with Steve on this one. I don’t always agree with him or all the things that he does, but I get this one. I HATE when people bother me! Most days, I do not want to talk to anyone!! I’d rather people let me contact them, until then, they do not need to call my phone or text me for a damn thing. I’m moody, don’t know if Steve is too. I’m a proud introvert that just wants some inner peace, that shouldn’t be too much to ask! Steve is probably just fed up with everybody needing something, I am too. There comes a point where you get tired of helping people and you get absolutely nothing in return.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    ???

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    may we instead discuss … like adults… how child marriage is still legal in all states? Chris Christie just vetoed the opportunity to be the first state to make a stand against child marriage on a bill that passed in his state and hit his desk with praise while he pooped on it. He tried to reason that a 16 year old can consent to sex and get an abortion in his state so why imagine she can’t, with parental consent, agree to an abortion. What I think he is missing is that most minors grow up to regret the choice of having sex under age.. many get abortions because the sex was either a bad choice, forced or because they accept they would rather focus on better choices for a future instead of enter the welfare system and barely raise a child and get an education. … most child marriages are religiously forced.

    I’m annoyed with politics …

  • Tammie Reed

    HOLLERING! LOL!

  • Passion

    Catfish!

  • Lisa daniels

    Deadx 3

  • Please Stop The Madness

    what age are we talking here? child marriage?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    in many states, a parent can cite religious freedom to marry their 14 year olds…

  • Please Stop The Madness

    13 then no. 16-17 then maybe. Loretta Lynn and God bless her bc I read she had a stroke the other day, got married in this century and had been married until Mr. Doolittle went to the other side since she was 13. More updated stories. Brook Kerr. Solange. What is a child is the factor

  • Please Stop The Madness

    No not 14. 16-17 then let them

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    He trying to keep up with all that money his wife is spending !!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Omg this made me burst out laughing !!,?????

  • Davon brown

    How he is he not humble He’s simply asking his staff to set up an appointment with him

  • 2telldatruth

    STAY OUT THAT MAN’S FACE! DAMN!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    BewJu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I missed you!!!!
    How’s my e-nephew? How are you!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Oooh forreal?

  • Fire & Ice

    LMAO

  • Teide_luv

    I had a Psychology professor tell me the same thing. I had to make some changes, because I was wearing myself out.

  • Notatall

    BURIED 6FT UNDER!!!! HAHHAAHHHA

  • Notatall

    Yall on a roll 2day! Lol

  • Fire & Ice

    Whatttt ???

  • Fire & Ice

    Damn y’all dragging the hell out of him. “Passing acquaintance”. Sh*t I can’t….lawwwd I’m hollering???????

  • NeverSurprised

    Jersey has bigger problems than child brides. As recently as two years ago incest was still technically legal in the state. It was only after that 18-year-old Minnesota girl and her father talked about moving to Jersey so they could legally marry that the state legislature introduced legislation to outlaw the practice. I think Sandy either posted about it or one of the readers did. I know I remember discussing it, but anyway, here’s the article from the Daily Mail.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2922059/New-Jersey-legislators-rush-ban-incest-anonymous-father-daughter-reveal-plans-marry-children.html

  • Malcom Flex

    Pimps never apologize, LOL

  • leapyearpisces

    Child marriages with parental consent need to be banned because I really feel this has been to support those religious sects who practice polygamy. Has anyone seen the show Escaping Polygamy on Lifetime? It’s some really sick shat going on at the expense of young women in the name of religion. The 3 sisters that escaped, that now help others escape said they have about 200 blood brothers and sisters.

  • leapyearpisces

    I’ve been told yall that Steve Harvey is a vile creature. Vile. Suprisingly, I understand what he was trying to do, but he executed it in an inappropriate manner, and HE KNOWS he did. No matter what, you must be a respector of people, especially your staff. It’s a difference in being a boss oppose to a leader. I believe people who have employees should strive to be a leader. At any rate, I am not suprise. That letter is rude, crude, and lacks character- just like the individual from which it came. Azzholes are going to azzhole.

  • JENNYJONES1

    UMMM REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY JOBS YOU HAVE SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUST WANT SOME TIME ALONE, SO ME TIME SO I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS MEMO. TRYING TO BE THE COOL BOSS CAN BACK FIRE SOMETIMES AND YOU HAVE TO PULL THINGS IN.AND GET THEM BACK IN ORDER………..JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    I READ HIS ENTIRE LETTER AND NO WHERE, NO WHERE DID IT JUST ADDRESS FEMALE EMPLOYEES. HE PUT ERRYBODY ON NOTICE. SMH!!!!……..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    you believe child marriage which has been proven to promote child rape is not as important as incest? Really just asking. I think they are equally sick because incest also promotes rape; most cases of incest include children.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I hate those who disguise child rape with religious polygamy.

  • DeeFromLA

    Steve Harvey’s fall will be epic and very public, and Majorie will be gone with her bag full.

  • leapyearpisces

    It’s criminal. One of the sisters, that helps other people, had been in a relationship with her UNCLE, who was 44 at the time-she was 14, and her parents cononed it. Sick shat.

  • NeverSurprised

    Incest, to me, is worse because it is a parent having sex with their OWN child. To me that is beyond sickening, the complete degradation of society. But yes, I also condemn marriage with very young girls (12, 13, 14) obviously. I can probably envision circumstances where some 17 year olds are mature enough to marry, though I don’t think it’s a good idea. But a father having sex with his daughter (or mother with her son) is, to me, pure evil.

  • Moon Lee

    THIS BALD HEADED ARROGANT AZZ, SELL OUT SUCKER ,IS ONLY TRYING TO STAY RELEVANT! BY ANY MEANS…

  • NeverSurprised

    I find Steve Harvery’s success to be almost as inexplicable as Amy Schumer’s.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Naw…Steve Harvey was funny…a REALLY LONG time ago. Back when he starred in Me and the Boys.

  • NeverSurprised

    Me and the Boys. That sounds vaguely familiar. Can’t remember if I actually watched it.

  • NicoleZee

    All he had to say was that he doesn’t want to be bothered and left it at that. I say that to people all the time. There is nothing wrong with what Steve said, his delivery just comes off as crass and rude. But he seems to be arrogant and a know-it-all anyway. He doesn’t seem nice, just goofy and corny. He just needs to eat a slice of humble pie. He used to be homeless, so he needs to be grateful because anyone can lose everything within an instant.

  • leapyearpisces

    ONE Hunnid!!!!! You didn’t tell NOT ONE lie!!!!!-

  • Fred G sanford

    His wife Marjorie was married to a drug kingpin who is currently serving a life sentence and then kojack comes along and wife’s her up, she’s in it just for the COIN

  • Fred G sanford

    His wife Marjorie was married to a drug kingpin who is currently serving a life sentence and then kojack comes along and wife’s her up, she’s in it just for the COIN

  • Traci404

    I understand exactly why he did this.
    People are out of control
    And it’s frustrating.
    He probably has a bunch of drama going on.

  • nich

    Steve stop. So women just surround him all day, everywhere he is at work to come and talk about nothing? Marjorie knows there’s always a replacement right around the corner, so the memo was drafted. What is she?? Wife #3. She knows wife #4 is a strong possibility. She’s not trying to lose this bald headed check.

  • Li

    Did the memo say “women” or people?

  • Li

    Success is a combination of good luck and hard work. He had both going for him.
    Look at Oprah – the right person at the right time….timing.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Omg I miss you too. I emailed you using the one you put up.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    My mama told me it’s not what you say it is how you say them. Steve is NO choir boy.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Thank you.

  • Ni Ni

    I totally understand that reason. Being around a lot of people is draining. I have to be at work at 8:00 but if you say anything to me before 9:30 other than “good mawning” you gone likely catch some form of ‘tude. I dont like to be bothered either. I can only imagine how he feels.

  • Moon Lee

    He’s a threat to himself! At the end of the day we are all accountable for our own lives. It’s called Karma….

  • Moon Lee

    It’s called a private staff meeting with rules! I do it every day!!!

  • Moon Lee

    Agreed, all to much like right, not to have a simple staff meeting. However, that’s Not good P.R. to capitalize on. All game…

  • Dionne Lane

    Steve Harvey looks looks and sounds like a pimp with a lot of money who has never been arrested.

  • Faithz

    Good read, and after thinking about the way many
    have gotten into trouble with women he make a good point.
    I did mention mid life crisis as well, But in Steve case its
    simply business..

  • Cricket404

    Hmmm, I wonder what happened to his assistant? That’s her job to keep people in check. She told me once to change shirts because my boobs were too big (I was breastfeeding a newborn) because Marjorie would have me removed…I went to WalMart and bought another shirt and returned…nope, we can still see your boobs. I was instructed to stay away from Steve. I can dig it, but it was interfering with my work flow.

  • brooklyn23

    Some people say they understand but his delivery was wrong. I beg to differ…it was simple and straight to the point. I dont disagree in how he handled it.

  • ~~eb

    WTF???!!!??!

  • Ladyvil

    When this man stumbles an falls, an he will, pray for his soul because it’ll be worst than Cosby…..IJS!!

  • Renee26

    I’m wondering why I can see the stitching in that suit….did they not finish it?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I read the full memo an it isn’t as bad as I originally thought. It’s abrasive and tactless, but I understand the sentiment. That being said, everything about Steve Harvey bothers me. He really reminds me of one of those slick azz “jive” negroes from the 70’s. I don’t know any other way to explain it. He makes my azz itch.

  • hotntot95

    People sicken me with this shyt…um if yo husband is prone to cheat, that’s exactly what he’s gonna do…boobs, no boob’s, flat az, fat az ..black, white ..it won’t matter if he gets an urge and the right temptation…

  • NeverSurprised

    Have you read the whole memo?

  • JerseyMom

    Like I wrote yesterday, I do not see anything wrong with the memo.

    These thirsty hoes (both male and female) are looking for a lawsuit (shake down) come up so you have to set professional and personal boundaries in one’s personal and professional life.

    Next!

  • Harlem

    Marjorie must be worried that how she got him is how she gone lose him.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I can actually see this happening.

  • Ridingfinest

    I read staff, Sandrarose should be writing a retraction because in yesterday’s post she stated he sent this memo out to just the women in his office…alternative news once again!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I was listening to a podcast and the young lady was basically saying that her relationship with Chris Rock had a lot to do with her success. The podcaster was basically saying that Chris Rock doesn’t mentor black female comedians. Don’t know if it is true, but it was an interesting listen.

  • NeverSurprised

    The full memo:
    ——————

    “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”

  • stav

    Is the cigar a prop? I mean obviously it’s not lit, just wondering!

  • hotntot95

    Lol..well she needs to go invest in other parts of her life..bc karma is real…

  • Tynamight

    As much as I’d like to rake Steve Harvey over the coals for his past shenanigans, I hafta agree w/ him on this one.

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    Glad I wasn’t the only 1, who was wondering the thing?

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    ? ???????????????

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    A “CALI” socialite @ that…lol… She better stay in Gaylanta, cause Cali women are notorious for ‘Styling your hair/weave’ & rubbing your mans back @ the same dam time!!
    #FACTS#

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Person was lying. Leslie Jones. Has long said without Rock she wouldn’t have got far.

    Leslie Jones (a piece bursting with fascinating details, from backstage anecdotes from the Ghostbusters set to Jones’ earliest days as a hungry stand-up) concerns the performer’s dynamic with Chris Rock. One of the most popular black comics to have ever picked up a mic, Rock has always been an ardent supporter of untapped performers of color. (In the profile, Rock drops the real-as-hell quote, “Black women have the hardest gig in show business. You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she’s a woman—if she was black, she’d really have something to complain about.”)

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    That part??????????

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    NOPE!

  • lovelygamour

    It was for male & female staff. They wanted to know about their jobs so they could plan for the future. I dont know why this blog is spinning it another way. If I was working for him I wouldve started looking for another job when this email went out.
    Harvey works a lot but he isnt that great of a talent. Once another black guy comes along harvey is going to wish he was cool to the staff. They were the ones with talkshow experience.
    Having wrote this I understand changing out the crew. They are oprah old crew. Maybe he wants to get edgy. So a change would be needed. But he shouldve gave them a chance to line up new jobs. If they left early the show couldve hired day crew. In entertainment there are timetables. They proably cant get jobs for a few months. So its not that he had to bring them, its he didnt let them line up new gigs. Like a high end hairdresser. If the salon shuts down tomorrow you have to cancel. You cant do full service in their house on short notice and if you invite them to yours they know its a problem.

  • NeverSurprised

    There is NO comparison between Oprah’s skill set and Steve Harvey’s.

    In the entertainment industry, one crucial element of success has always been TALENT. Usually, comedians must be funny, actors must be able to act, and talk show hosts must be fluent in the English language. Oprah is. Steve is not.

    If their surnames contain more than one syllable, he usually has trouble pronouncing the names of the Family Feud contestants. He also cannot read the questions on the cards without stumbling, and he could not correctly read the name of the winner of an internationally-televised beauty contest (the most important element of THAT particular job). So again, if a 60-year-old man with a college education cannot fluently read and speak his native language, I find his overall success inexplicable.

    If he were JUST doing standup and were Richard Pryor-level funny, his semiliteracy wouldn’t matter. But his current jobs require reading and public speaking, so yes, it matters that he is inept in those areas.

  • lovelygamour

    The staff made that show. He shouldve gave them a heads up to look for work.

  • lovelygamour

    Did they want you to wear a jacket?

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    Please, finish spilling the –> ?? …??????????

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    DOA?

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    Madame…. Please don’t mention that Heffas (T.G.) , name again… He isn’t worth the thoughts?

  • CuteFaceSmallWaist

    Say WHAT ???????????????????????????????????????

  • lovelygamour

    Which podcast, please. Cause as I knew it she is one of Judd Apatow people. After he moved on from lena dunham.

  • KIm

    I knew Steve Harvey was a mean diva..Mr Harvey if you want more enjoyment and time to yourself in your life maybe you shouldnt be hosting 3 shows, hosting every damn event, writing books etc. Steve, try not being a greedy shit and drop one of those commitments…then you can have more leisure time u money grabber. Or do you have to work like a dog to keep your gold digging, thug mistress wife Marjorie Harvey around?

  • NeverSurprised

    But this particular memo had nothing to do with staff retention going forward. It was about a new policy re: contact with him–a litany of do not approach me, do not talk to me, my security staff will remove you if you try. As many others have posted, I don’t understand why this kind of memo didn’t come from HR or from his assistant.

    As for the move, under his new deal, he now has an ownership interest in the show, which he did not previously have. The move to LA is designed to get more A-List stars on the show since they do not live in Chicago and now they can book them without incurring the cost of 1st class flights.

  • lovelygamour

    It had everything to do with staffing. Thats why they were bombarding him. Before it was a few but after word got out about the shows future people started trying to get face time. Thats the business. Thats why you tell staff whats going on. He didnt want to tell them he was dropping them or thinking about dropping them. He didnt want them looking for work but focusing on his show. read between the lines.

  • MsPam

    Can we get a new post? I’m tired of looking at Mr. Banana Man!

  • Real Name

    Thats exactly what I trying to say yesterday when people was jumping on the bitter Sandra bandwagon talking about $exuall harassment. I tried to tell these folks it had nothing to do with that but since Sandra said it, it made it true???

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    I SAID THE SAME THING…..IT WASN’T ABOUT NO DAMN SEXUAL HARASSMENT. EMPLOYMENT….PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW HOW THEY GONE FEED THEIR FAMILIES…TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL

  • Scromes1212

    So being a asshole is the same as being considered a rapist?

  • Scromes1212

    If I run a business and my staff is not on point then a should be able to fire them. JS

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    The last part though ??????

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp… he’s the boss. I don’t know of any high powered figure who is the head of his own empire that allows employees to just walk into his office whenever they feel like it. Maybe for the second or third in command it can be more of an open door policy but for the CEO – HNIC…. I don’t know… I just know that anywhere I’ve ever worked the staff could not just waltz in an out at will.

  • Scromes1212

    Richard had his flaws just as Stvev does. What makes one more acceptable than the other?

  • Scromes1212

    Facts

  • NeverSurprised

    I HAVE employees and am well aware of employment protocol. However, the LANGUAGE of this memo says absolutely nothing about staff retention. In fact, it starts out:

    “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.”

    So this is obviously going out to people who have already been retained (or think they are). If in fact employees are still wondering about whether they will have a job, that is even MORE reason for HR to issue a company-wide memorandum giving a status update, not to have the head of the company
    threatening long-time employees with removal by SECURITY if they try to speak to him.

    He DOES have a right to his privacy, but there is a professional way of doing things in the corporate workplace, and this isn’t it. Absent a threat to my physical safety, I can’t imagine telling people who work for me that security will remove them if they attempt to speak to me. It is not even something I would ever address, since that’s the reason I have an assistant.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Preach!!! Arnold Schwarzenegger got his consuela from family guy type maid pregnant. If a man wants to cheat, he will same things with females too. Hoeish people do hoe type ish!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    How did she get him?

  • Truth

    His show, his company, he’s the CEO…it’s a free society playas, don’t like the policies, they can quit the job.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Steven been chasing that gold digger since he was married. He wasn’t her type until he got his money up.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    His staff is on point though. His show won NUMEROUS Daytime Emmy Awards. They did not deserve what he gave them. IMO

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Amen because the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It might be brusque but that’s how a lot of bosses do. I guess he figures if you don’t like it than you can get to stepping…

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I said in the 100 people he giving the boot to does he NOT have an HR person who could of handled this much more professionally

  • NeverSurprised

    Made her way to him after her two drug-dealing husbands (who happened to be cousins) ended up in prison, so she needed a new meal ticket for herself and the kids.

  • NeverSurprised

    I upvoted you on that yesterday because you were spot on.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I don’t understand why this kind of memo didn’t come from HR or from his assistant.

    Somethings dont need to be written period. They should of had a meeting. Headed by HR.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Ain’t nothing wrong with that…If she’s in it for the coin and he’s willing to give it to her — then I can’t be mad at her…

  • SayWhatNow?

    Steve said stay your thot asses away from me!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Just like we dont know anywhere/corporation this is allowed, we also have never quite heard of a memo like this coming from directly the CEO. that is why this is making waves and news. It is unorthodox and wrong.

  • Johnniet79

    Or maybe he just wants to be super wealthy.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    YUP!!!
    Not all people have upbringing OR get sense when they become grown.
    People are sooooooooooooooooo dysfunctional.

  • Willetta
  • Please Stop The Madness

    What was said below and from what I understand helped him in cheating on his wife prior to her.

  • Mbailey

    IT’S 10:41, Sandra. Time to rise and shine and put that first post out.

  • Mbailey

    SANDRA still in her bathrob and scruffy house shoes, probably hollering at mama.

  • NeverSurprised

    I’m talking about TALENT, not human frailty. Rich was a comedic genius who held an audience in the palm of his hand. Steve can elicit a chuckle from time to time.

    Years ago I saw Pryor in concert at the Beacon Theater in NY. He was mesmerizing. His performance covered a range of material, including his childhood in a wh@rehouse, his drug addiction and his trip to Africa. At one point he even assumed the voices and personas of some black animals in the forest, seamlessly shifting from animal to animal. He made it all hysterically funny, poignant, and thought provoking. He was an ARTIST. You can’t even mention his name in the same breath as Steve Harvey when it comes to talent.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It is very abrupt for sure but he’s like a lot of CEOs…Many would say the exact same thing as Steve Harvey yet in a civil tone but there are many CEO assholes out here that feel just as he seems to feel –if you don’t like it get another job… It pays to be the boss,I guess…

  • NeverSurprised

    And I think she had a hand in convincing him to have his ex wife arrested and keeping her away from her son. Both he and Marjorie are pretty low human beings.

  • Dowoop

    I completely agree and while most companies say they have an open door policy (they really dont) that doesnt mean bring your complaint/concern to the CEO…It means take your ass to HR or your direct supervisor. Most employees are aware that you dont just barge into people’s space but when you gove some people an inch they take a mile and some one or some people got to comfortable. Stay in your lane! He is making it clear in no uncertain terms – there will be no misinterpreting what he meant in that memo.

  • Nophace

    what’s with the baby shit colored suit?!? Hahahaha

  • NovemberFling

    You know he can’t do that now that Marjorie has a stronghold on ALL his bank account numbers, retirement and investment funds, credit cards, debit cards, and checkbooks. I’d bet money Ms. Marge has the accountant on speed dial.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Ohhhh ok. I didn’t know that. Thanx???

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Ohh ok. Thanx for the tea, i didnt know about that.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    And he knew she only wanted him for his dough? Dumbass!!

  • hotntot95

    Absolutely. Don’t chase a man. Everrr

  • Bee jaay Cee

    That’s a sharp suit. It’s probably very expensive. When I saw Nephew Tommy at the Improv, his suit was so well made. He looks better in person…very polished, with flawless skin!

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Obama pardoned her husband. His name is Jimmy Townsend. Steve prolly watching his back.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Or back with her ex husband whom Obama pardoned!

  • Cricket404

    I was at the house organizing closets, washing clothes and unpacking. I had on a tunic and leggings. The shirt I went to the store and bought was not as long as the tunic, so now my behind fully wasn’t covered. My daughter was 2 weeks old and I worked with her strapped to my back.

  • T Kenny

    yea dont come uninvited. wait until hes ready for ya. he’ll call ya ?

  • YellowSauce

    I’m not mad at Steve … people that don’t know how to act get rules .. seems like he had a relaxed environment and then some idiot took it to far hence their new rules …NOT mad at em

  • SpiceGirl

    me either….

  • VM

    And got kids by both cousins, so the kids are related twice.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    My lips are sealed. I don’t know who is monitoring this page.
    But, it does not take much to follow the dots *bouncing Magical balls*

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That’s not nice. 🙁

  • Moon Lee

    A SIMPLE STAFF MEETING, STATING THE CONCERNS WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL THIS IDIOT HAD TO DO! The P.R. he’s getting is just what he wanted! Mary crazy azz warned us about this old fool!!!

  • Still Stuck in 2016

    I don’t understand why this isn’t common knowledge in the work place. People should never feel that comfortable to invade their bosses space. I work on the same floor as our president and you would never just walk in his office that isn’t happening. But I hate when employers use the one size fits all approach he should have dealt directly with the offenders.

  • nichellewalker

    When companies do mass lay off they say nothing. They wait till the the day of the lay off and have HR and security in the room and inform everyone that there job is going to be no longer. This is how corporate America works. There are no memos, no per warning nothing. Just office gossip, so I don’t know what companies you guys work for but I have always seen lay off happen sudden and quick..

  • Faux Gibbler

    He crying about being bothered while in his make up chair. LOL. Sit down Steve.

  • NegraGata

    Yeah I heard that this morning, I guess I was going off the old Family Feud reruns.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Just a petty, picky, old queen.

  • Yup, I said it

    He’s an asshole I’m sure but some people are such kiss ups and brown nosers I can only imagine how annoying that can become.

  • Tawana

    WOW.

  • OrishasandMyAncestors

    Let’s notalk forget that he’s a serial cheater.

  • leapyearpisces

    Church!!!!

  • stanley

    It’s nothing wrong with the CEO of an Company requesting that his employees not pestering him lol… How many employees do you think get to actually speak to Took Cook? Probably only a hand-full.

  • ALLMINE

    Ugly ass suit. Never liked this guy.. i remember watching him as a kid and my gears would grind..

  • MRiGOThim

    “make up chair” hee hee hee…

  • VM

    Straight for the jugular. In my opinion, you are on point with everything you said.

  • A rock in a weary land

    Right!…talmbout “leaked” My boss memos NEVER gets leaked…lol

  • Li
  • Ant Hill

    There is no such thing, cheating is a fake concept made up by lesbos and promoted to you angry Black women as a way to harass and haggle Black men. In Africa a Black man is entitled to more than one woman.

  • YellowSauce

    MOST black men are disrespectful … but he doesn’t owe them anything … HE is the boss and EVERY BOSS HAS RULES and if they don’t like it …well I think you know the rest lololol and PS Yes I set up meetings daily and none of them include OVERSTEPPING … my boss doesn’t have to tell people not to bombard her office THEY KNOW BETTER ….

  • Moon Lee

    Agreed, however Steve admitted he had a open door policy !!! So, basically he changed the rules, which is okay. He just could have done it in a professional manner!

  • YellowSauce

    memos are professional …. what is not professional is calling a meeting to rant about ending his open door policy … the memo was appropriate

  • Moon Lee

    That your opinion, and you are entitled! Bye now…

  • lovelygamour

    How was the pay? I can see the wufe being cheap. Was it on the low end, medium, or high?

  • lovelygamour

    Again, in television there are deadlines. You may get a 5 year renewal or you may be monthly. So they were approching him about next season. You kinda have to be in entertainment to get what i’m saying. You dont relax until youve singed a contract and ratings are holding steady. Seinfeld did a season about getting a show and entourage had 3 seasons about drama wondering about his show and then he got cut! So if your boss starts taking meetings then you start trying to be noticed. The timeframes add up.

  • KIm

    Steve Harvey is such a simp…Marjorie hustled his ass

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    Why should he? I don’t particularly like the guy, but I saw nothing wrong with the memo, nothing.