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Jay Leno is incredibly unfunny. He harms one’s sense of humor on a nightly basis.

But one woman claims The Tonight Show host has had a negative effect on her sex life… and she’s filed a lawsuit against the veteran comedian as a result.

In July, an American Airlines flight attendant named Louann Giambattista was accused of hiding rats in her underwear, as multiple colleagues complained that their co-worker snuck pet vermin on to various flights.

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As you might expect, such a story went viral and Leno had a bit of fun at Giambattista’s expense in a segment titled “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.”


It featured a trio of comedians – Alec Mapa, Kira Soltanovich and Jim Norton – appearing as guests on The Tonight Show and cracking wise with quips such as:

“If I were one of those rats, I would be really upset. I prefer not to sit in cooch.”

Not bad, right? Try telling that to Giambattista.

In the 55-year old’s lawsuit, she references these “sickening, outrageous and disgusting attacks” and alleges that her sex life has taken a turn for the worse since Leno made her a subject of derision.

According to the legal documents, “every time [Giambattista’s husband] looks at her, he thinks of defendant Leno and the heinous segment depicting her as a sexual deviant.”

Moreover, the husband “now suffers from severe sexual dysfunction and inability to perform sexually.”

Well, sure. We’d react the same way if we pictured Jay Leno every time we wanted to have intercourse.