Skip to comments.Jay Leno hauled before Writers Guild trial committee
Posted on 02/26/2009 1:41:45 PM PST by george76
The late-night host is accused of having violated union rules when he penned his own monologues during a 100-day work stoppage that ended in early 2008. Leno says he's done nothing wrong.
Comedian Jay Leno was hauled in front of his own union's trial committee Wednesday to address charges that he broke guild rules during last season's writers strike, a full year after the alleged violations.
The NBC late-night host was a prominent backer of the Writers Guild of America during the 100-day work stoppage, but he alarmed union officials when he announced on the air that he was penning his own monologues while the strike was still in full swing.
Leno contends that he did nothing wrong. He has the highest profile among a handful of writers whose cases are being reviewed by the committee, which will make a recommendation to the board on whether any action should be taken. Possible penalties include a reprimand, a fine and even expulsion from the union.
The incident created internal divisions within the union, which did not want to alienate the "Tonight Show" host, who brought doughnuts to writers on the picket line and publicly championed their cause.
The matter was largely dropped until Wednesday, when Leno was called before the trial committee for a hearing to determine whether he violated the guild's injunction against writing...
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They want him to Kneel before Zod.
Unions can take their rules, dues, socialist mindset and go straight to hell.
His monologue was actually kinda funny during that time, too.
looks like Leno is a liberal who was mugged by reality.
Komrad....you will only work if WE say so.
Comedians are not allowed to write their own jokes? Who knew...
Libs interrogating libs....
Best of luck with all that. Call when you find work.
If I was him, I’d walk in quietly, unbuckle my pants, turn around and present the red eye. Pull them up, turn around and give a smile then proceed to walk out.
Have you no shame, Writers Guild? Have you no shame?
Eh, this’ll give him monologue fodder for a few weeks.
When we establish our Conservative Confederate States of America, we Must make sure all labor unions are Banned.
imagine being dragged into a secret court of ACORN or the Young Democrats Union.
Atlas Shrugged is happening
Leno needs to make a crack about these asshats on the air.
Kneel before Zod! Lay down on your backs before Zod! Now, using your lower abdominals, raise your legs and hold on a five-count before Zod!
But, if he is a union member why is his own writing not in line with the “guidelines?”
“Are you now, or have you ever been, a Comedian?
>Are you now, or have you ever been, a Comedian?
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