News is just in that Jimmy Fallon is being sued by a former employee because he believes that Jimmy has a gender bias – that he likes to only work with females!
He might be a bit of a ladies man (in the pic above he is with Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at the GQ 2011 ‘Men of the Year’ Party) but discriminating against men because you only want to work with women is a whole other story…
The employee who is suing NBC and Jimmy is Paul Tarascio… he 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 … Tarascio accuses Fallon of “gender bias” — and says he wasn’t the only victim. He claims other male staffers, such as audio technicians and a Prop-Master were also replaced by women at Jimmy’s request. In the docs, Tarascio says Jimmy’s director, David Diomedi, told him, “Jimmy just prefers to take direction from a woman.” He also claims that — under pressure from producers — Diomedi “knowingly fabricated alleged performance issues” about Tarascio.
Oooh,I don’t know what I think about this. My gut feeling tells me that this is a case of a disgruntled employee who got fired from his job and is angry because he thinks the person that replaced him isn’t as good as he was… I cant imagine that anyone would have a preference, or rule about an all-female crew, except for maybe Hugh Hefner…Paul, the guy who was fired, has obviously gathered evidence about other men who were fired, but this doesn’t prove that he only fires men – you would need to get hold of ALL the people, men and women, that were let off. Hmm…. will this be another case thrown out by the courts or will this end Jimmy’s career?