America's Got Talent Judge Gabrielle Union Settles Dispute Over 'Toxic' Workplace Claims!
byOctober 1, 2020
Actress Gabrielle Union has reached "an amicable resolution" with US TV network NBC over her exit from America's Got Talent after one season as a judge. Union left in 2019, claimed there was a toxic work environment on the show and alleged she was sacked for speaking out against racism and sexism. She also complained about fellow judge Simon Cowell allegedly smoking onset.
The actress, along with fellow "AGT" judge Julianne Hough, will not return for the second season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions," which premieres January 6. For that series judge, Simon Cowell will be joined by Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
The talented actress wrote on twitter;
"So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone... you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever"
NBC spokesperson and Fremantle issued a statement saying;
"America's Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our Talent and the acts championed by the show. The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years, and that is one of the reasons for AGT's enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."
Gabrielle's Husband Dwyane Wade wasn't happy he had this to say;
"So when I got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? I am still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows@itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she's an advocate for our community and culture."
Wade went ahead;
"As proud as i were of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that's US."
Gabrielle has appeared in films such as Bring It On and Bad Boys II, Being Mary Jane and currently, she's featured in LA's Finest, a TV spin-off from the Bad Boys franchise.