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Entertainment Jay Leno Breaks His Silence on Gabrielle Union's America's Got Talent Firing

02:20  03 december  2019
02:20  03 december  2019 Source:   eonline.com

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Simon Cowell' s company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union ' s firing from America ' s Got Talent on Sunday. Syco Entertainment said they are working with Union through her On Friday news broke that Union , 47, and fellow judge Julianne Hough were axed from the reality talent show' s next season.

Jay Leno has found himself in a prime-time controversy.

Late last month, news unexpectedly broke that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough would not be returning to America's Got Talent as judges.

While NBC said the judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years, Dwyane Wade shared on Twitter that his wife was fired. In addition, reports surfaced claiming Gabrielle expressed concern over "offensive" incidents during her time on the show.

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Gabrielle Union is thanking her loved ones for their support following her America ’ s Got Talent firing . On Friday, the actress shared a selfie of herself and On Wednesday, Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from AGT, thanking her followers for their support during this difficult time.

Gabrielle Union is calling for change from America ’ s Got Talent after her controversial departure. RELATED: Simon Cowell’ s Company Breaks Silence on Gabrielle Union ’ s AGT Firing . According to Variety, during a taping of AGT over the summer, guest judge Leno allegedly made a joke about a

One of those circumstances was when Jay reportedly made an inappropriate joke while serving as a guest host.

"Leno made a crack about a painting on display in a hallway of Simon Cowell, the show's executive producer and judge, surrounded by his dogs," Variety reported. "Leno joked that the pets looked like something one would find 'on the menu at a Korean restaurant.'"

While Jay has stayed silent on social media, Lion's Share News caught up with the comedian at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif., this weekend where he addressed the controversy.

Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Jay Leno, Simon Cowell sitting at a table posing for the camera: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) © Provided by E! Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

"I love Gabrielle Union. She's a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her," he shared in video obtained by TMZ. "She's really good."

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The US actors' union is investigating the departure of America ' s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union following reports that she voiced concerns She also reportedly asked for NBC' s human resources department to be made aware of an on-camera joke made by guest star Jay Leno about Korean food.

Backlash continues against NBC and America ' s Got Talent after it was revealed Gabrielle Union was fired from the show after opposing and pushing back against alleged sexism, racism and an overall toxic work environment. In a statement, NBC and the show' s producers, Fremantle and Syco, have

When asked if she was treated fairly on the popular summer series, Jay responded, " I don't know…but I think she's a great girl."

And when asked to address the reported joke, Jay chose to stay mum as he explained a street with traffic going by wasn't the best place to talk about it.

Jay Leno sitting at a table: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images © Provided by E! Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

While Gabrielle has tried to stay quiet on all the headlines surrounding her exit from America's Got Talent, the actress recently took to Twitter and expressed gratitude for all the support she has received in recent days.

"So many tears, so much gratitude," she shared with her followers. "THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone…you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever."

The actress and proud mom would receive support from Ellen Pompeo, Holly Robinson Peete, Ariana Grande, Patricia Arquette, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Producers, NBC Say They’re ‘Working With’ Gabrielle Union in New Statement

  ‘America’s Got Talent’ Producers, NBC Say They’re ‘Working With’ Gabrielle Union in New Statement “America’s Got Talent” network NBC and producers Fremantle and Syco have released a new statement regarding former “AGT” host Gabrielle Union’s exit from the series. “We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,” the group said Sunday in a joint statement. “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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Gabrielle Union ‘ s husband is not happy about his wife’ s sudden firing from America ’ s Got Talent Readers know that Union and Hough are not the first to leave the AGT scene. In fact, the hosts were According to Variety, Leno was looking at a picture of Cowell surrounded by dogs and then joked the

Gabrielle and Julianne's replacements have yet to be announced. America's Got Talent: The Champions season two, however, will feature Howie Mandel, Simon, Heidi Klum and newbie Alesha Dixon.

"We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture," NBC said in a joint statement with America's Got Talent production companies Fremantle and Syco. "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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