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Jimmy Fallon Lawsuit

Claims He's Into Female

Domination ... at Work

1/24/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0120_fallon_BN_01Jimmy 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 ... 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.

Tarascio also alleges his replacement was "a less qualified woman" who constantly asked him how to do the job, and screwed up her stage manager duties.

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.

Tarascio is suing for punitive damages and lost wages.

Calls to Jimmy's rep and NBC Universal were not immediately returned.

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Jay W.     

Well... everybody has there kinks. lol

912 days ago
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Jay W.     

Excuse me... "their kinks"

912 days ago
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jeff    

I was just wonder if anyone has a cousin who makes $87 an hour?

Oh, that idiot already posted

912 days ago
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Dri Guerra    

LOL...come on, this is ridic!

912 days ago
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Patterson23    

Someone check this guy for a vagina.. then maybe he/she can hire Gloria Allred! Dude suck it up...1st stage manager lol ..She probably made better coffee than you did!

I think I'm going to file a law suit against my neighbor for having greener grass than I do..

912 days ago
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stu    

if the others back the suit up it ain't ridiculous.
i always thought jimmy was 2 beers away from play'n for the other team.

912 days ago
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Canadasux    

I love Jimmy Fallon's show. But, unfortunately the things Mr. Tarascio alleges in his lawsuit about Jimmy Fallon are absolutely believable to me. When'd Fallon get the porn-stashe?

912 days ago
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anon    

Happens to women all the time. Curious to see how this one ends up.

912 days ago
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Dri Guerra    

plus...I know you have tons of new pictures of Jimmy, why you use that one? :D TMZ you're funny.

912 days ago
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cindy    

You can't win these days. If jimmy would have hired men then the women would be saying discrimination. The guy sounds like he's gay and just wants to start sh*t.

912 days ago
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Craig Wilkins    

Great headline for something that hardly deserves to even be called a story. A case of the tease being better than the catch.

912 days ago
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tessa    

people should be allowed to hire whoever the heck they want, there are a million reasons for choosing one over another, maybe something as innocuous as the way they smell, their energy or their smile. discrimination can be claimed without any evidence, but you know, maybe that snarly attitude, sloppy attire, biting remarks or shifty eyes had something to do with it. gotta get off the equality train, simple fact . . . we are NOT all equal. different strokes for different folks, different personalities like specific people to work with. jeeze. this joker's just looking for some free moolah.

912 days ago
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anony    

He must have all the good NYC dominatrices on speed dial.

912 days ago
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Margie    

This is so ridiculous!! He just needs the money. What CRAP..

912 days ago
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rico    

FALLON IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF. NEVER LIKED HIM,I JUST DONT SEE WHAT PEOPLE SEE IN HIM,BUT I GUESS ITS THE KARDASHION CULTURE.

912 days ago
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