This is not what you might think from the headline. Yes, Jimmy Fallon has had a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against him. But, the complaint is from a man. It turns out that Paul Tarascio, who worked for 14 years for Coco, stayed on when Jimmy Fallon started hosting Late Night. He says that he was demoted because Jimmy Fallon wanted a woman to be in charge and that Jimmy “preferred taking direction from a woman.” He went on to say that he was demoted and that a lesser qualified woman was out in his job and that when he complained he was fired for fabricated performance reasons.
Now, this is an interesting discussion. Imagine if Paul were a woman and was replaced by a less qualified man. We would all be jumping up and down and saying that Jimmy should be ashamed and go on and on. Why is it that as I write this that I don't feel that outrage in this situation. Why is it that I believe Jimmy probably did fire this guy for performance reasons? Is it because reverse sexual discrimination is so rarely discussed?
Am I hypocritical? Who do you believe? Are you having the same mixed feelings?