The Steve Harvey letter is real.
The veteran TV host admits in a new interview with ET’s Kevin Frazier that he sent a tersely worded letter to his staff – one obtained and published by Chicago media writer Robert Feder – berating them for ambushing him on the set of his TV show, Steve Harvey. He also acknowledges that it, perhaps, could’ve been handled differently, while also expressing his surprise that its publication inspired so many headlines and so much negative reaction.
“I don’t apologize about the letter, but it’s kind of crazy what people who took this thing and ran, man,” the host, 60, who is in the process of moving his five-year-old show from Chicago to new headquarters in Los Angeles, told ET. “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.”
The contents of the email were detailed in full in Feder’s blog post Wednesday with the headline “So Long, Steve: Not Everyone’s Sorry to See Harvey Leave Town.” Apparently it was sent ahead of the current season, which wrapped on Thursday, crafted in an attempt to lay out specific rules for how and when to approach Harvey.
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