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Jimmy Fallon and NBC Universal have been accused by a former staffer of wrongful termination and discrimination, according to TMZ.
Paul Tarascio claims that he was let go from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in early 2010 and replaced by an "incompetent" and "less qualified woman." The suit alleges that several other male employees were fired because Fallon prefers his staffers to be female.
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- Robyn Ross
Maybe Jimmy Fallon should have a cell-phone shootout to settle this thing instead. A former employee has filed a gender discrimination suit against Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and NBC, claiming the comedian and his network bosses fired him after he complained about being demoted when a female staffer took his job. Here's the deal. According to court docs obtained by E! News, Paul Tarascio alleges he was replaced as first stage manager by a woman who was "not qualified" for the job. Tarascio also claims his immediate supervisor told him, "Mr. Fallon simply felt 'more comfortable' with the woman chosen to replace him." The ex-staffer added that he never received any »
A former stage manager for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has filed a lawsuit against NBC Universal, Fallon, and employees of Late Night, alleging that the show has a gender bias. In papers filed in New York on Jan. 10, Paul Tarascio–a former stage manager for Late Night With Conan O’Brien–claims he was demoted to while working for Fallon after being told by Late Night director David Diomdi, ”Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a woman.” Tarascio–who says he was told he had received his first job as a “last resort” because a woman was not »
- Kate Ward
25 January 2012 5:54 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Lawsuits and late night is an all-too-common combination, but in the case of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a new gender-based suit takes on an unusual twist. In an industry that is typically regarded as a "boys club," former Late Night staffer Paul Tarascio has filed papers claiming that he was removed from his position as first stage manager because of his gender, and was replaced by a “totally incompetent woman” in early 2010. According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Tarascio claims that director David Diomdi said: “Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a
- Sophie A. Schillaci
Much has been made about late night television being a boys club – from "The Daily Show" to "The Late Show with David Letterman," multiple shows have endured accusations of sexism – so it comes as something of a surprise that one late night host is now embroiled in a lawsuit charging the opposite.
A former staffer on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is accusing the popular host of "gender bias" in a lawsuit filed in New York, saying he was fired from his job because Fallon "prefers to take direction from a woman" and that he was replaced by a "totally incompetent woman," according to papers obtained by TMZ. Paul Tarascio, the first stage manager on Fallon's NBC show, claims he isn't the only man to have lost his position because of Fallon's lady-preferring ways, alleging audio technicians and a prop-master were also replaced by women at the host's request.
- John Mitchell
Jimmy Fallon is being sued by a former stage manager for alleged "gender bias". Paul Tarascio filed the suit in New York this month, claiming that he was fired from his post on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2010 for being male and was replaced with a "totally incompetent woman", reports TMZ. Alleging that the woman who replaced him was not qualified for the position, Tarascio claimed that she often "screwed up" her job responsibilities and had to ask for help on a daily basis. Tarascio, who is taking action against Fallon and NBC Universal, has also claimed that several (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Jimmy Fallon is facing legal action from a disgruntled former male employee who alleges he was fired from the comedian's late night talk show because of a "gender bias".
Paul Tarascio is suing Fallon and his bosses at NBC Universal for discrimination, claiming he lost his job as first stage manager on America's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2010 because the host preferred to work with a crew of females.
In his legal documents, filed in New York and obtained by TMZ.com, Tarascio alleges he was replaced by a "totally incompetent woman" who was "less qualified" than himself to fulfil the job's demands.
He also alleges Fallon's director, David Diomedi, confessed that, "Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a woman."
Tarascio is demanding punitive damages and compensation for lost wages.
Representatives for Fallon and NBC have yet to respond to the lawsuit. »
Jimmy Fallon likes being bossed around by women, and tried to surround himself with an all-female stage crew -- that's the claim of a fired staffer who's suing Jimmy and NBC Universal for discrimination.In the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, Paul Tarascio -- claims he was dropped from his position as first stage manager at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ... and replaced by a "totally incompetent woman" back in early 2010.In the documents, obtained by »
- TMZ Staff
8 items from 2012
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