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Fallon Apologizes Amid “Tonight Show” Toxic Claims

Renowned host Jimmy Fallon has issued an apology to the team of “The Tonight Show,” the NBC-aired program, after being accused of fostering a “toxic work environment.”

“I’m deeply hurt, and words can’t even describe it,” he shared with his team during a Zoom call, as reported by Rolling Stone Magazine.

This apology comes in the wake of an investigation by the aforementioned magazine, in which 16 current and former show members leveled accusations.

Fallon Expresses Regret Over Alleged Workplace Climate on “The Tonight Show”

Testimonies gathered by Rolling Stone depict Fallon as someone with an “erratic” demeanor, whose treatment oscillated between a “good day Jimmy” and a “bad day Jimmy,” and mention his frequent “outbursts” of anger.

The same investigation revealed that guest dressing rooms were colloquially known as “crying rooms.” An anonymous source stated, “Many dream of writing for a late-night show, but this quickly turns into a nightmare.”

Some Current Employees Rally Behind Fallon

Despite the allegations, some current employees have come to Fallon’s defense. A team member, who chose to remain anonymous, told People Magazine that Fallon is “a very positive guy.”

Meanwhile, an NBC spokesperson stated:

“We are incredibly proud of ‘The Tonight Show’ and ensuring a respectful workplace environment is our top priority… We have investigated the concerns raised and have taken appropriate actions.”

Following the Rolling Stone publication, Fallon addressed the show’s team, saying, “It’s humbling, and I feel terrible. I’m sorry if I let you, your family, or your friends down.”

With information from BBC

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