‘Tonight Show’ Discrimination Suit Dismissed; Not Over For NBC & Questlove

Over nine months after a racial discrimination and wrongful termination suit was filed against NBCUniversal and The Roots drummer Questlove by two former The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon crew members, the matter has been tossed out of the courts.

An October 5 ruling by New York Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead granting “Defendants’ motion to compel arbitration and dismiss the Amended Complaint” was today officially entered into the docket (read it here).

However, with sources telling Deadline that there has been no settlement in the matter, that arbitration order means things aren’t actually over. What it does mean is that Justice Edmead agrees with NBCU and the leader of the hip hop band that has been part of the Tonight Show since 2014 that the whole thing should now goes behind closed doors and out of the public record.


Well, like many such legal matters in the entertainment industry and many others,
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