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EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Kimmel Stole New Girlfriend From Show Staffer

Oct. 15 2009, Published 3:58 p.m. ET

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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, has learned exclusively.

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

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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.

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News recently “leaked” from Kimmel’s show that he’s dating Molly McNearney. 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.

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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.

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

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The source told “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.”

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According to sources, the couple decided to call it quits this past summer allowing Kimmel to seriously pursue the woman he had been constantly courting.



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