AceShowbiz - %cSteve Harvey% lands in hot water after a leaked memo revealed his strict rules for the staff working for him on his eponymous talk show. The TV personality banned his employees from approaching him. He also told them not to speak to him without appointment.
"Do not come to my dressing room unless invited," the 60-year-old star said in the memo. "Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED." He continued, "You must schedule an appointment."
"I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE," he reasoned before adding, "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."
"Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment," he went on. "I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me." He concluded, "Everyone, 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 reportedly sent to the staffers at the beginning of the show's fifth season. Harvey is now relocating his show from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rumor has it, the memo was leaked by a disgruntled Chicago employee who were not hired for the L.A.-based show.