Jimmy Kimmel office romance may be like the Letterman situation after all

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Earlier this week we told you about Jimmy Kimmel’s new girlfriend, a lead writer on his show named Molly McNearney. We reported rumors as far back as last year that the two were hooking up, seemingly in between Jimmy’s on-and-off relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman. Now there are new reports that Kimmel may have been seeing Molly while he was still with Sarah, which was the reason for their breakup. Oops. This week’s National Enquirer reports that Silverman is complaining that Kimmel cheated on her and promoted Molly as a result. “After Sarah broke up with Jimmy, pals say she was shocked to learn he’d been having an affair with writer’s assistant Molly, and promoted her [to co-head writer] while he and Sarah were still dating!”

Also, not everyone on Kimmel’s late night show is pleased about the couple – especially Molly’s ex-boyfriend, who used to work on the show too until Jimmy got rid of him. Sources report it was a move made specifically so he could pursue Molly.

Jimmy Kimmel’s dating scandal is growing.

The late-night host started romancing his new girlfriend, who is one of his employees, after getting rid of her boyfriend, who also worked on Jimmy Kimmel Live, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

And before he ditched Molly McNearney’s boyfriend, Jimmy and then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman used to double date with the couple, a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively.

While David Letterman’s own dating-an-employee scandal has resulted in an extortion charge against one man, Kimmel has a potentially explosive situation on his hands that has alienated members of his staff and calls into question the fairness to other employees of the boss dating a staffer.

News recently “leaked” from Kimmel’s show that he’s dating Molly McNearney. RadarOnline.com then broke the news that several staffers were extremely upset, worried about favoritism and one even blamed being fired on the situation.

Now we’ve learned that McNearney, formerly an assistant writer on the show, was dating a man who was also an assistant writer in a relationship that started a few years ago. The two were very serious about each other.

But, according to a source close to the situation, Jimmy had been attracted to Molly for quite some time, and moved her boyfriend off his show, in a maneuver that made it easier for him to connect with Molly.

Jimmy got the boyfriend a job writing for another show, but his actions stunned the man.

The source told RadarOnline.com: “The guy was totally shocked because he had become good friends with Jimmy and had frequented Kimmel’s NFL Sunday parties for his staff and friends at his Los Angeles home.

“Jimmy acted like a total snake no matter what way he tries to spin it – just like Letterman he abused his power by promoting Molly and everyone knows it.”

[From Radaronline.com]

Radar also has an exclusive interview with a disgruntled former staff member from the show who claims that Jimmy and Molly’s workplace romance wasn’t much of a secret and was a source of frustration for the rest of the writing team. This former writer says Molly was given preferential treatment, was promoted unfairly and was “nasty” to other writers. Ugh. Sounds like a fun place to work. It’s too bad that people can’t seem to behave like professionals anymore. People date other people from work all the time, and rarely does it seem to work out well. I don’t think this story is going away anytime soon. Wonder what Sarah Silverman thinks of all this?

Jimmy and Sarah are shown on 2/7/09. WENN.com/FayesVision

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Oh what a shocker! Men running around with women who work for them! That concept is about as fresh as the La Brea tar pits!

  2. birdie says:

    Sarah doesn’t care she’s moved on and moved up.

  3. princess pea says:

    It’s distasteful, sure, but are there a lot of people surprised by this? I’m with Firestarter here; this isn’t new or even odd.

    What’s new and odd is the sense of shock, the scandal.

  4. Nebraska says:

    Dude needs to hit the gym and stop snorting the blow; he’s looking like a schlub.

  5. Sumodo says:

    Have you noticed that when women get successful, they create and create, work hard, and reach a higher level. When MEN get to a certain success level, they get WANDERING PENIS SYNDROME. Just sayin’….

  6. Cinderella says:

    You could create an elaborate flow chart of office hookups at most of the companies I’ve worked for. Bunch of horny toads.

  7. Vibius says:

    Shady? Yes. Do I care? No. As long as he doesn’t complain about the jokes (which would make him a hypocrite), I dont care.

  8. Iggles says:

    Omg. He’s such a jerk! I’m glad Sarah has moved on, but what he did to her was wrong. I really hope Jimmy faces serious consequences for dipping his quill into the company ink..

  9. CandyKay says:

    It’s news to the extent that a politician who puts his family on parade and screws around on the side is news.

    Both Letterman and Kimmel made their living making fun of hypocrites in the public eye. Now they ARE hypocrites in the public eye.

  10. dizzybenny says:

    somewhere right now David Letterman is smiling!

  11. Uzi says:

    What ever happened to women’s lib? In the “old days” we took pride in building our careers through hard work and intelligence. Now it seems younger women are sleeping their way to the top with bosses and sugar daddies.

  12. NJMDPS says:

    I find Sarah boring. Apparently so did he.

  13. TwinkleToes says:

    They are both boring and so not glamorous. I came to this thread just to see who cares.

  14. For Sooth? says:

    If the hooking up turns the job into a miserable office then it is a problem. None of our business, but a problem none the less. Jimmy doesn’t know the first rule of not sh*tting where he eats. Sending the boyfriend away is ultra sleazy. Yeah, I’m talking about you, Jimmy. Schmuck!

    And look, I’ve got to say it. If these two, Letterman and Kimmel, did not have money they would not be getting the honeys. Fug-ly.

  15. TwinkleToes says:

    They’re really not getting “the honeys” but the plain janes because money can only buy so much.

  16. Trashaddict says:

    Sumodo, those penises wander ALL the time, it just gets easier when a man gets more successful.
    What makes you think there aren’t wandering vaginas out there? I think the posts are not about shock or the scandal, but irritation at the utter lack of shame with which people pursue these little extracurricular activities. And their willful ignorance in thinking they won’t get caught.

  17. coucou says:

    I agree with Sooth? – Kimmel and Letterman are ugly men, even though, the sense of humor phenomenon has been known to have its charm and power, and personally, i think laughter in the bedroom is a huge turn on. At least with these guys, you know they’d be on top, horny funny men, where as the other ugly funny guys, like Larry David, he’d always be on bottom, and hopefully not break in half. But even so, I’d STILL go there, because he cracks me up! Either way you look at it, humor is way hot! Not so surprising Kimmel and Dave have stirred up a little scandarama.