Jimmy Fallon has reportedly apologized to Tonight Present employees members within the wake of staff’ allegations that the speak present host fosters a “horrible” work setting.
“It’s embarrassing and I really feel so dangerous,” Fallon, 48, instructed personnel by way of Zoom on Thursday, September 7, in response to Rolling Stone. “Sorry if I embarrassed you and your loved ones and associates … I really feel so dangerous I can’t even inform you.” The decision happened 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 instructed staff. “It needs to be the very best present.”
Fallon’s Zoom with employees got here simply hours after Rolling Stone revealed their investigation into 16 staff’ claims in regards to the setting on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon. Of the 16 staff Rolling Stone interviewed, 14 have been former staff and two are present staffers.
In keeping with former staff, staffers would continuously joke about “eager to kill themselves” due to the allegedly poisonous setting. Dressing rooms have been known as “crying rooms” by employees needing a reprieve to let loose their feelings.
Furthermore, a number of individuals claimed that Fallon’s allegedly erratic conduct brought on a lot rivalry within the office.
“No one instructed Jimmy, ‘No.’ … You by no means knew which Jimmy we have been going to get and when he was going to throw a hissy match,” one former worker stated. “Look what number of showrunners went so rapidly. 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 lots. It was simply actually, actually unhappy to me that this actually gifted man created such a horrible setting for the individuals there,” the staffer famous.
NBC launched an announcement in response to the allegations on Thursday, although Fallon’s title was not particularly talked about.
“We’re extremely pleased with The Tonight Present, and offering a respectful working setting is a prime precedence,” a spokesperson for the community instructed Rolling Stone. “As in any office, we have now had staff elevate points; these have been investigated and motion has been taken the place acceptable. As is all the time the case, we encourage staff who really feel they’ve skilled or noticed conduct inconsistent with our insurance policies to report their considerations in order that we might deal with them accordingly.”
Us Weekly has reached out to Fallon’s rep for remark.