Gabrielle Union Had 5-Hour Meeting With America’s Got Talent: I Hope For Real Change
Gabrielle Union appears to have met with NBC’s America’s Got Talent. On Weds. (Dec. 4th), she tweeted:
We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday. I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.
Gabrielle Union’s alleged reason for being fired as a judge from the series after one season could spark change with the show. While it hasn’t been confirmed, reports spread that Gabrielle Union was let go because she openly took issue with the alleged toxic work environment behind-the-scenes. She was also told that her hair was “too Black,” according to reports.
According to reports, an insider said that the chatter about Gabrielle Union’s firing got the attention of the network and resulted in a meeting with NBC’s lawyers to allegedly discuss what happened and why she was fired. The reason for the meeting was said to be to help the environment on the show. But Gabrielle Union still won’t be coming back as a judge. Still, it’s not clear if any staff from the network was actually present in the meeting.
Reportedly, Gabrielle Union has also hired her own lawyer, Bryan Freedman after news of her firing went viral. Bryan Freedman is known for representing Megyn Kelly after she left NBC News last year.
Simon Cowell, who is the executive producer of the series, and his production company Syco, along with Fremantle released a joint statement Sunday (Dec. 1).
“We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture. We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate.”
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