Steve Harvey says Leaked Memo a Learning Experience for Him

Steve Harvey

In May, a leaked memo from Steve Harvey to his staff went viral, and as a result, the comedian found himself in a national scandal.

In the note, he forbid uninvited guests from approaching him in his dressing room, claiming he had “been taken advantage of” by his “lenient policy.” Steve Harvey added that he will “not entertain” anyone in the hallway, and said he hates feeling “ambushed.”

Steve Harvey, who was promoting his revamped, syndicated show titled Steve (now based in Los Angeles), called himself a congenial guy.

“I learned two things from that email … I can’t write and I should never write,” he said according to Variety and Us Weekly. “The email was out there and it wasn’t a big deal to me at all … I’m not a mean-spirited guy”

Steve Harvey blamed the leak on a staffer who was allegedly upset about not being moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to work on the host’s new show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Shane Farley said that the majority of the staff was not selected to make the move to L.A. roughly 10 out of 60 people were chosen.

Steve Harvey is getting ready to leave behind his successful syndicated talk show “The Steve Harvey Show” for a revamped version called “Steve,” that will put more of an emphasis on celebrity interviews.

“Steve” premieres September 5th on NBC.