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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes to ‘Tonight Show’ Crew After Damning Report – The Hollywood Reporter

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Jimmy Fallon has apologized to his employees at The Tonight Present following a Rolling Stone report that accused the host and late evening speak present of making a “toxic workplace.”

Fallon and showrunner Chris Miller held a Zoom assembly Thursday to handle the report, and the host apologized for previous habits cited within the story. Rolling Stone cited quite a few present and former Tonight staffers who detailed incidents of Fallon berating staff on the venerable NBC late evening present and giving what one former staffer described as passive-aggressive suggestions on their work.

“It’s embarrassing and I feel so bad. Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and friends,” Fallon stated through the assembly. “I feel so bad I can’t even tell you.” He additionally stated he by no means supposed to “create that type of atmosphere” on The Tonight Present

“I want this show to be fun,” he stated. “It should be inclusive for everybody.”

NBC declined remark. The Hollywood Reporter has additionally requested Fallon’s private reps for remark.

Fallon took over The Tonight Present from Jay Leno in 2014 after 5 years because the host of NBC’s Late Evening. The present has gone via quite a few showrunners throughout his tenure, with nobody (together with a three-person staff from 2016-18 and a two-person staff from 2020 to early 2022) serving for longer than about two years. Miller, who got here to Tonight from The Drew Barrymore Present, took the reins in March 2022.

Like different late evening reveals, The Tonight Present has been airing reruns because the starting of the Writers Guild of America strike in Might. Fallon and fellow hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver just lately launched a podcast on Spotify, with proceeds going to their out-of-work employees.

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