Cover-up in the corridors of 30 Rock!
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon showrunner, Jamie Granet-Bederman, was “flat-out fired” and did not quit, a high-level source has told OK!.
It was announced Friday that Granet-Bederman, who had worked with Fallon for 13 years, was “transitioning to develop a number of new projects” with the late-night host.
“These last 13 years working with Jimmy have been such a gift. It’s been an honor to have helped him launch not one but two late-night shows, and I will be forever grateful to my amazing Tonight Show family,” Granet-Bederman said in a carefully orchestrated exit statement.
But the truth of the situation is far more sinister, according to multiple sources who revealed to OK! that she was fired following a sprawling investigation into workplace conduct throughout her time on the popular late night talk show.
“She didn’t quit – she was fired by NBC because of the toxic work environment she caused,” said one insider. “Under her leadership dozens of writers left. A long-time, beloved show booker also left. The co-show runner quit, too."
“She was flat-out fired and NBC wouldn’t pick up her contract.”
RadarOnline.com was first to report about the workplace investigation. The outlet noted at the time the environment was even beginning to effect Fallon.
“He barely makes eye contact with anyone and only a few chosen senior producers are allowed to talk to him. It’s a horrible place to work!”
"NBC immediately started an internal investigation,” an insider said, after a complaint was made about "behavior backstage" at the late-night show, according to Radar. “Bullying and accusations of a toxic work environment have led them to interviewing current and past staffers.”
Beloved Fallon and his top-rating show will now be overseen by The Drew Barrymore Show executive producer Chris Miller, who is leaving the tanking show for what is considered one of the best posts in late-night television.