Gabrielle Union, ‘America’s Got Talent’ compromises over workplace toxicity allegations

Gabriel Union And NBC – forteAmerican Talents– A settlement was reached after the actress accused the show of being a toxic workplace.

In a joint statement obtained by Fox News on Tuesday, representatives of NBC and Union said they had “reached an amicable decision.”

“NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive work environment where people of all backgrounds can be treated with respect,” the statement said.

Syndicate accusations plagued “AGT” for the first time in November, when variety He dropped a startling report, claiming that Union was removed as a judge from a series of competitions after presenting concerns about an alleged workplace to senior officials.

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Gabrielle Union and NBC reached a settlement after she was accused

Gabrielle Union and NBC reached a settlement after they accused “America’s Got Talent” of encouraging a bad workplace. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth / FilmMagic)

The 47-year-old was allegedly subjected to various ethnic criticisms, including references to several hairstyle changes, which were seen as “too black” for the “AGT” core demographic – a criticism that the union reportedly received the most Six fold.

She also wasn’t keen on what some say is the comedian’s insensitive racial joke Jay Leno While he was the guest of honor.


While filming a clip of Penny, Leno joked about a painting that appeared Simon Cowell Surrounded by dogs. Lino joked that the dogs looked like something one would find “on the menu at a Korean restaurant” – much to the dismay of “very few Asian employees” on the show.

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Commentary was later edited from the August 6 episode.

Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hugh served as judges together on America's Got Talent.  They both left the show at the same time.  (Photo: Trae Patton / NBC)

Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hugh served as judges together on America’s Got Talent. They both left the show at the same time. (Photo: Trae Patton / NBC)

Union allegedly urged producers to report the incident to NBC’s Human Resources department – but their pleas fell on deaf ears.

The report also cited an episode in which the federation offended a white contestant impersonating pops and people of color through rapid fashion changes. The impersonation contestant Beyonce And I came out with black hands.

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An internal investigation of the show reportedly was not fully completed, but found no indication of systemic racism. Changes made here in the reporting process to HR, however.

Fox News’ Julius Young and Jessica Napoli contributed to this report

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