As you may have heard, Steve Harvey is coming under fire for a memo he sent to his staffers which basically suggested he needed to create boundaries - he didn't want people busting in on his private time or stopping him in the halls anymore. You can read the memo in its entirety HERE.
The radio and talk show host has now broken the silence in an interview with Entertainment Tonight yesterday. Saying he's always had an open-door policy but he feels like people were taking advantage of the situation.
He said, "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 just sit and have lunch without somebody just walking in." He also said, "I've always had a police where...you can come and talk to me. So many people are great around here, but some of them just started taking advantage of it."
Harvey said that his point in writing the letter was to get everyone to honor and respect his privacy and he's not apologizing for it. "Everybody wants the freedom to be able to move around," he said. "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 talk a breath of fresh air without somebody approaching me."
Source: Entertainment Tonight