Jerry Seinfeld Defends Jimmy Fallon After Abuse Allegations, Calls Report Twisted – Variety

According to Jerry Seinfeld, Rolling Stone Recent exposure On Jimmy Fallon it includes a “stupid misrepresentation of events.” The magazine published a report on September 7 in which several former “Tonight Show” employees alleged that the series had a toxic work environment, which included alleged outbursts from Fallon himself. Two employees said they witnessed Fallon berating a crew member who was holding cue cards during a taping of the show with Seinfeld as a guest.

Per Rolling Stone: “They say it was an uncomfortable moment. Seinfeld asked Fallon to apologize to a main card production member, which he then allegedly did. Staff say this incident, which felt difficult to watch, did not make it into the version of the show that appeared on TV screen.

“It was very embarrassing, Jerry [Seinfeld] “It was like, ‘You should apologize to him,’ almost trying to make a joke out of it,” one former employee said. “It was one of the strangest moments ever, and there were a lot of people there, so it’s hard to forget.”

Seinfeld said in a statement he obtained diverse That incident was not inconvenient.

“This is so stupid,” Seinfeld said. “I remember that moment well… I teased Jimmy about a mistake, and we all had a good laugh about how rare it was that Jimmy got fired. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all. Jimmy and I still remember it sometimes and laugh. Stupid turn of events.”

Hours after Rolling Stone’s report was published, Fallon apologized to Tonight Show staff.

“It’s embarrassing and I feel so bad. Sorry if I embarrassed you and your family and your friends,” Fallon said during a Zoom meeting with the “Tonight” staff. “I feel so bad I can’t even tell you,” he told the gathering during the meeting, which was said to be brief. “I want this show to be fun, and it has to be inclusive, and it has to be funny, and it has to be the best show, and the best people.”

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Fallon’s “Tonight Show” is currently on hiatus due to strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA unions that represent writers and actors.

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