Jimmy Fallon apparently apologized to his employees afterwards a bombastic Rolling Stone article revealed allegations that the late-night show host fostered a toxic work environment marked by erratic, abusive behavior from Fallon.
Following the investigation, Fallon met with former and current employees of “The Tonight Show” on Zoom to apologize to employees for his alleged behavior. Rolling Stone reported. Fallon reportedly said he had no intention of “creating that kind of atmosphere for the show.” Employees said Fallon apologized for his behavior and admitted the situation was “embarrassing and I feel so bad. I’m sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends… I feel so bad I can’t even tell you.”
According to the staff, Fallon said he wanted “the show to be fun, [it] should be inclusive for everyone. It should be the best show.
Fallon’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment or comment on the filing. But an NBC spokesperson said: “We are incredibly proud of ‘The Tonight Show’ and providing a respectful work environment is a top priority.”
The allegations against Fallon ranged from appearing to be drunk at work, to humiliating and belittling co-workers, to erratic, toxic behavior, which included outbursts in front of the show’s guest, Jerry Seinfeld, which allegedly caused Fallon to quit to apologize to one of the employees.