Jimmy Fallon has reportedly apologized to Tonight Present workers members within the wake of workers’ allegations that the discuss present host fosters a “horrible” work surroundings.
“It’s embarrassing and I really feel so dangerous,” Fallon, 48, informed personnel through Zoom on Thursday, September 7, in keeping with Rolling Stone. “Sorry if I embarrassed you and your loved ones and mates … I really feel so dangerous I can’t even inform you.” The decision came about simply hours after the outlet revealed a bombshell report about Fallon’s alleged on-set conduct.
Fallon referred to showrunner Chris Miller — who was additionally on the decision — as a “nice chief” who will stay in his place.
“I need the present to be enjoyable, [it] needs to be inclusive to everyone,” the comic allegedly informed workers. “It needs to be the very best present.”
Fallon’s Zoom with workers got here simply hours after Rolling Stone revealed their investigation into 16 workers’ claims concerning the surroundings on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. Of the 16 staff Rolling Stone interviewed, 14 had been former workers and two are present staffers.
In keeping with former workers, staffers would incessantly joke about “eager to kill themselves” due to the allegedly poisonous surroundings. Dressing rooms had been known as “crying rooms” by workers needing a reprieve to set free their feelings.
Furthermore, a number of folks claimed that Fallon’s allegedly erratic conduct brought on a lot rivalry within the office.
“No one informed Jimmy, ‘No.’ … You by no means knew which Jimmy we had been going to get and when he was going to throw a hissy match,” one former worker mentioned. “Look what number of showrunners went so shortly. We all know they didn’t final lengthy.” One other alleged: “It was like, if Jimmy is in a nasty temper, everybody’s day is f—ked.” A 3rd former worker voiced their disappointment at Fallon’s alleged conduct. “Typically we’d get good Jimmy, however that generally was not loads. It was simply actually, actually unhappy to me that this actually gifted man created such a horrible surroundings for the folks there,” the staffer famous.
NBC launched a press release in response to the allegations on Thursday, although Fallon’s identify was not particularly talked about.
“We’re extremely pleased with The Tonight Present, and offering a respectful working surroundings is a prime precedence,” a spokesperson for the community informed Rolling Stone. “As in any office, we’ve had workers elevate points; these have been investigated and motion has been taken the place applicable. 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 handle them accordingly.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Fallon’s rep for remark.