Steve Harvey Finally Addresses That Leaked Staff Memo

The Family Feud host just opened up about that infamous note.

Months after a leaked memo revealed his request for staff members to stay away, Steve Harvey is addressing the incident. While promoting his new talk show Steve, Harvey told reporters just what sending that message has taught him, E! News reports.

"Man, let me tell you something. That e-mail, I learned two things. One: I can't write. And I should never write," the 60-year-old quipped. "It was something I wrote a year ago, and someone didn't get a job coming to L.A. and they got pissed."

Harvey added, "I was OK until I saw it on CNN—and that's when I knew I was in a lot of trouble."

But before the staff memo went viral, Harvey apparently didn't think anything of it, saying it "wasn't that big a deal" to him. He noted, "I'm not a mean-spirited guy at all. I'm a real congenial guy."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, a leaked staff memo made headlines in May 2017, revealing Harvey's penchant for alone time. "There will be no meetings in my dressing room," Harvey reportedly wrote. "No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE."

The note continued, "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," before going on to warn employees that Harvey's security team would prevent any unwanted contact.

Fortunately, Harvey now understands that his note to his employees was in poor taste—or, at least, he knows that the public wasn't too happy about it. "I thought it was cute," he joked, "but you all didn't."

Hopefully, Harvey knows better now than to send a nasty note to his workers.

While we wait for the Sept. 5 premiere of Harvey's new show, read up on all the talk show hosts who treat their staff like trash.