Late evening TV present host Jimmy Fallon has apologised to colleagues after allegations emerged a couple of troublesome work surroundings on the Tonight Show.
During a Zoom name with employees, Fallon, 48, reportedly mentioned he didn’t intend to “create that type of atmosphere”, Rolling Stone journal reported.
The apology comes after the journal printed allegations from 16 of the favored US TV present’s present and former employees on 7 September.
The journal mentioned there may be an “ugly environment behind the scenes” that begins “with Fallon’s erratic behaviour, and has trickled down to its ever-changing leadership teams”.
Some complained that the troublesome working surroundings was detrimental to their psychological well being, whilse others claimed they had been fired.
The employees members, who all requested anonymity, mentioned they’d seek advice from company’ dressing rooms as “crying rooms” as it could be the place they set free their feelings about their alleged mistreatment.
Having not responded to Rolling Stones instantly, Fallon – who has spearheaded the programme since 2014 – reportedly instructed employees that he “feels so bad”.
“Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends… I feel so bad I can’t even tell you,” he mentioned, in keeping with two individuals who had been on a video name over Zoom.
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A spokesperson for The Tonight Show broadcaster, NBC, instructed Rolling Stone: “We are incredibly proud of The Tonight Show, and providing a respectful working environment is a top priority.
“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 at all times the case, we encourage staff who really feel they’ve skilled or noticed behaviour inconsistent with our insurance policies to report their considerations in order that we could deal with them accordingly.”
The day earlier than the Rolling Stones unique was printed, Fallon was in London the place he interviewed The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood in Hackney, east London, as they unveiled their brand-new album.
Allegations of this nature have turn out to be extra frequent in Hollywood lately.
In 2021, Ellen DeGeneres confronted related accusations about her self-titled prime-time chat present.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which led to 2022 after 19 seasons, had been blighted by allegations of a poisonous office surroundings, with three prime producers leaving the present in 2020.
Addressing the rumours on the time, DeGeneres apologised to the folks affected, including: “I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
The comic denied the choice to finish the present altogether was as a result of allegations.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs on weeknights within the US and entails comedic sketches, superstar visitor interviews and musical performances.
It is one amongst many TV reveals and movies that has been affected by the Hollywood writers’ strike in a dispute over honest pay.
“I’ve got no show without my writers,” Fallon mentioned again in May when addressing the strike motion on the Met Gala on New York.