Jimmy Fallon, the host of NBC’s flagship program “The Tonight Show,” has apologized to employees after being accused of creating a “toxic workplace.”
Two current and 14 former “Tonight Show” staff members told Rolling Stone magazine that Fallon had sworn at employees, expressed frustration over the smallest things, and scolded and ignored employees when he was in a bad mood.
The employees said that Fallon’s behavior had such a psychological impact on them that the locker room was nicknamed the “crying room.” Read More – Kim Hieora’s Former Classmates Defend Her Against School Violence Allegations
In a video conference with staff, Fallon apologized for his behavior. “I’m sorry for embarrassing you, your family, and your friends,” he said. “I can’t even say anything. I’m so embarrassed and feel bad.”
Fallon said that he would be working to change his behavior and create a more positive work environment.
The allegations against Fallon come at a time when the entertainment industry is facing increased scrutiny for its treatment of employees. In recent months, several high-profile figures in the industry have been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment.
Fallon’s apology is a step in the right direction, but it remains to be seen whether he will be able to change his behavior and create a more positive work environment.