Still Not Sorry: Steve Harvey Skips His Show Wrap Party After Mean Memo
Steve Harvey TRIED to explain himself after being asked about that memo he sent his staff telling them not to even think about speaking to him.
ET’s Kevin Frazier called up his buddy Steve to get the scoop, and while Harvey admitted he could have handled his message in a better way he says he isn’t apologetic!
“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.”
Harvey continued on, telling ET that he sent the email “asking everyone to simply honor and respect” his privacy.
“If you come out your house, you don’t want anybody on your porch waiting on you,” he said. “You walk to your car, you don’t want people bothering you on your way to your car. Everybody wants the freedom to be able to move around.”
“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 added. “I don’t apologize about the letter, but it’s kind of crazy what people who took this thing and ran, man.”
Awwww Poor STEVE! Poor guy was in PRISON, forced to speak to the people who help him make his millions! That just sounds so hard doesn’t it? Rough life. Can you imagine?
In the meantime, the show wrapped Thursday but according to Page Six reports, Steve skipped his own party!
A source told us, “Steve is not going to his own wrap party Thursday night . . . After that memo, he’d be stood on his own in the corner. He used to be such a nice guy.”
SMH. The Steve Harvey filmed for five years in Chicago but will be moving to L.A. Steve did post this nice IG post:
Guess those are the lucky folks who not only get to speak to Steve, they also get to keep their jobs!
What a great guy!
Oh and if you missed it, Harvey also clarified in his cleanup comments to Kevin Frazier that his memo was originally sent out in August. Do you think that makes a difference?