Allegations of ‘toxic workplace’
Written by Lola Narawa on September 11, 2023
‘Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ has been off air since May following a writers’ strike.
There have been rumblings behind the scenes, which have been exposed in an explosive piece in Rolling Stone on Thursday morning about the “Saturday Night Live” alum.
Two current and 14 former employees of the “Tonight Show” said Fallon’s on-air likable persona is a facade.
The anonymous sources describe a toxic work environment and claimed that Fallon would act “erratic” and “dismissive.”
“You never knew which Jimmy we were going to get and when he was going to throw a hissy fit. Look how many showrunners went so quickly. We know they didn’t last long,” one employee said.
Those who spoke to the magazine claimed Fallon would belittle staffers out of frustration, which led to a high turnover rate.
Fallon has yet to comment on the allegations.