American host Jimmy Fallon, known for his work on NBC’s flagship “Tonight Show,” issued a public apology after several employees accused him of creating a “toxic work environment,” according to a report in Rolling Stone magazine. Stone.
The magazine reported that Fallon, a comedian and one of the stars of late-night television in the United States, was accused by two current and 14 former “Tonight Show” employees of exhibiting “erratic behavior.” Some of them claimed that the program had been a “toxic workplace for years.”
An unnamed source interviewed by Rolling Stone claimed that Fallon, 48, “yelled at staff members, became irritable over the smallest things, and berated and belittled staff out of frustration.”
The magazine’s report, published Thursday, also revealed that show employees had filed complaints about the psychological impact of Fallon’s behavior with NBC’s human resources department.
According to Rolling Stone, Fallon and producer Chris Miller convened a virtual meeting in which the host sincerely apologized and expressed remorse.
“I’m sorry if I embarrassed you, your family, and your friends… I feel so bad I can’t even say it,” he said, according to the report. “It’s embarrassing, and I feel very bad,” he added.
Jimmy Fallon took over as host of the “Tonight Show” in 2014, succeeding Jay Leno, who led the show for more than two decades.
Fallon’s public apology reflects his recognition of the importance of maintaining a healthy and respectful work environment and shows his commitment to making amends for any harm caused by his past behavior.