Jimmy Fallon Sued By Former Employee Claiming 'Gender Bias'
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 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 fulfill 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.
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