WGA Committee Says Writers Guild Owes Jay Leno an Apology

Sep 8, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The WGA West trial committee that cleared Jay Leno of violating strike rules by writing monologue material during last year’s WGA strike said the Guild owes the former “Tonight Show” host an apology, Variety reports.

The committee report, obtained by Daily Variety, recommends that the Guild make a public apology, because the comedian was “done a disservice and (had) his reputation harmed by these proceedings.”

David Young, executive director of WGA West, disagreed, saying neither side owes the other an apology.

In other Leno news, Variety columnist  Brian Lowry wonders aloud if Leno doing 5 hours of primetime a week is putting him in the uncharacteristic position of being the bad guy.

–Elizabeth Jensen and Chuck Ross

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