Jimmy Fallon has provided a mea culpa to his employees after a report highlighted a “fairly glum ambiance” at The Tonight Present over time.
Deadline understands that Fallon spoke to employees this afternoon after Rolling Stone revealed an article that known as the NBC present a “poisonous office”.
“I’m sorry if I embarrassed you. I by no means got down to create that sort of ambiance on the present. I believe generally I’m working with the most effective of the most effective, you guys are the highest of the sport. There are issues I’ve achieved prior to now which are embarrassing however I by no means mistreated anyone,” he instructed employees in response to somebody on the decision.
“I would like this present to be enjoyable, it ought to be inclusive for everyone, it ought to be humorous, it ought to be the most effective present, the most effective folks. I simply wished to… say I miss you guys.”
The article known as Fallon “erratic” at work and instructed that he was “inebriated” and hungover throughout working hours, with seven former workers saying that their psychological well being was impacted by engaged on The Tonight Present.
The claims, which Rolling Stone spoke to 50 former and present workers for, highlighted the variety of showrunners that The Tonight Present went by together with Josh Lieb, Jim Bell and Gavin Purcell.
Jamie Granet-Bederman got here in for a big portion of the criticism, with Rolling Stone sources saying that the exec, who left in March 2022, had bullied and mistreated employees.
Sources near The Tonight Present instructed Deadline that new showrunner Chris Miller has improved the tradition of the present and most of those claims are years outdated.
Miller is known to have despatched an e mail to employees earlier immediately. He stated that he was “fortunate” and “proud” to work with this employees. “I don’t consider what’s written is reflective of the general tradition of our extraordinary crew,” he wrote. “The place described within the article will not be the place I do know. It doesn’t seize the constructive and inclusive atmosphere that I consider we’ve got created collectively.”
NBC additionally reacted in an announcement earlier immediately. “We’re extremely happy with The Tonight Present, and offering a respectful working atmosphere is a high precedence,” a community spokesperson stated in an announcement. “As in any office, we’ve got had workers increase points; these have been investigated and motion has been taken the place acceptable. As is at all times the case, we encourage workers who really feel they’ve skilled or noticed conduct inconsistent with our insurance policies to report their issues in order that we could deal with them accordingly.”