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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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1001 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

@Joe L. : Without question, -for far-too long- "Corporate America" and "governmental" entities, have created and fostered an unjust and biased environment which not only
panders to Self-Victimization and unaccountability, but also, validates blatant double-standards. Again, with the mass-media, serving twisted and largely-inaccurate portrayals of "Men" in-general, while minimizing the traditional Family and often, Motherhood itself.

"...and The Truth, shall set you free..."

Psalm2_012 is NOW, The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA, reigns!

1001 days ago


i met this dude Jimmy 10 years ago and he was awesome and nice to me. yes he was also hot

1001 days ago

Joe L    

This story is TRUE !!
God help any straight male working on these shows at 30 rock not only Jimmy's.
This "femme-nazi club" crap really got rolling when the daughter of a famous clothing designer, manufacturer maker and biggest advertizing spender (we can call "Cal") got his daughter a job as assistant producer on SNL.
She intern pulled some strings to hire more "female friends" referred to as "the beautiful people" wile "turning the screws" to push others out the window.
Qualifications mean nothing.
You can find the "beautiful people" all at the same "in crowd" party's in the Hampton s and Sag Harbor during summer.

1001 days ago

Cathryn Mazer    

Oh yeah? Cry me a river... If I had a penny for every competent person the Union screwed out of a job every day I'd be a very rich woman. Guess everyone is expendable. Karma's a bitch

1001 days ago


I hate to be the one to rain on this guy's parade but this show got better as time has gone on. I can only assume this is because the staff has gotten better at their jobs or replaced by people who are better.

1000 days ago

artie help    

I personally know mr. terascio, his wife has a great fat lil ass. True. He's a good guy BUT me thinks this isn't going to end well for him. I just don't buy it.

999 days ago


That was so absurd!! He did all this stuff for money!

993 days ago


That was so absurd!! He did all this stuff for money!

993 days ago


He's the boss ... the newcomer may have been less competent but perhaps more likable to work with. Only Jimmy can say.

910 days ago
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