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Entertainment Eva Longoria Slams NBC as She Supports Gabrielle Union After Controversial AGT Firing

13:10  03 december  2019
13:10  03 december  2019 Source:   people.com

'AGT' responds to report that 'toxic culture' led to Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough's exits

  'AGT' responds to report that 'toxic culture' led to Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough's exits "America's Got Talent" producers responded to a report that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are leaving amid a culture of toxic, racist comments.“America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show," NBC and production company Fremantle said in a joint statement sent to USA TODAY. "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.

Count Eva Longoria among Gabrielle Union ‘s supporters after she was fired from America’s Got Talent last month. “What @gabunion experienced on set at @ NBC ’s #AmericasGotTalent is unacceptable,” Longoria , 44, wrote on Instagram Monday, following reports last week claiming that

Gabrielle Union is thanking her loved ones for their support following her America’s Got Talent firing . On Wednesday, Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from AGT RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says She ’s ‘Grateful’ as She Shares Thanksgiving Family Photo After

Count Eva Longoria among Gabrielle Union‘s supporters after she was fired from America’s Got Talent last month.

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“What @gabunion experienced on set at @NBC’s #AmericasGotTalent is unacceptable,” Longoria, 44, wrote on Instagram Monday, following reports last week claiming that Union expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations during her time as a judge before she was fired.

“It’s time for @NBCUniversal to commit to long-term, concrete action to fix its toxic workplace culture and ensure safety and equity for all its workers. Add your name through @timesupnow Instagram story. #TimeUp on the imbalance of power. ✊????” Longoria added.

Gabrielle Union Speaks Out for the First Time After Her Controversial America's Got Talent Firing

  Gabrielle Union Speaks Out for the First Time After Her Controversial America's Got Talent Firing Gabrielle Union Speaks Out After Her Controversial AGT FiringIn the wake of her recent and controversial departure from America’s Got Talent, the actress, 47, sent a message to her Twitter followers and thanked them for their support during this difficult time.

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says ‘ Support Is Everything’ as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing . Union and Hough, 31, were also both subject to “excessive notes” on their physical appearance, sources alleged in Variety‘s report. A spokesperson for NBC and Fremantle previously responded to

Fans and celebs have made their support of Union known on social media.

Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union are posing for a picture: Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union | Vivien Killilea/Getty Image © Vivien Killilea/Getty Image Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union | Vivien Killilea/Getty Image

Time’s Up, the organization created in the wake of the Me Too movement, has launched a petition calling “for NBC to stop protecting powerful men at the expense of its workers and address its toxic workplace culture, once and for all.”

“TIME’S UP applauds Union for her courage and once again calls on NBC to take these allegations seriously and take concrete steps to foster a safe and equitable workplace,” the advocacy group said in a statement along with the petition.

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“Union’s experience shows that NBCUniversal still has a lot of work to do to change its culture, so discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are no longer tolerated at the company.”

Time’s Up and Hollywood Women Show Support for Gabrielle Union, Call for ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation

  Time’s Up and Hollywood Women Show Support for Gabrielle Union, Call for ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation Womens’ advocacy group Time’s Up and numerous top stars are sending messages of support to Gabrielle Union, following accounts of a toxic culture on the set of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” from which she was dismissed last week. The outpour comes on the heels of an exclusive report from Variety that Union would not return to the show after her first year as a judge, and a subsequent report about a string of complaints she made regarding insensitivities to minorities throughout the past season.Time’s Up, a legal defense fund and equity organization formed in wake of the #MeToo movement, publicly thanked Union for “speaking up for what’s right.

Gabrielle Union has spoken out following her controversial firing from America's Got Talent. The actress has also received support from fellow Hollywood Gabrielle Union is tweeting about the right way to apologize. The 47-year-old actress, who was fired last week from America’s Got Talent after

On Wednesday, Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from AGT , thanking her RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says She ’s ‘Grateful’ as She Shares Thanksgiving Family Photo After RELATED: Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged ‘Disgusting Behavior’ After Gabrielle Union ’s

Longoria’s comments come after news broke that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough — who joined season 14 of AGT back in February, replacing spots vacated by Mel B and Heidi Klum — would not be returning for the show’s upcoming 15th season. (It has yet to be announced who will replace Hough and Union for the upcoming season.)

Then on Nov. 26, Variety published a report claiming that in addition to Union, 47, expressing concerns over racially insensitive situations on the show, she and Hough, 31, were both subjected to “excessive notes” on their physical appearance, sources alleged to the outlet.

Hough has since denied having a negative experience working on AGT, saying she had a “wonderful time” on the show. She is appearing in two upcoming holiday specials on the network.

Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Simon Cowell sitting at a table: Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell | Trae Patton/NBC © Trae Patton/NBC Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell | Trae Patton/NBC

The report also alleged that guest judge Jay Leno made an inappropriate joke that was later edited out of his episode.

Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged 'Disgusting Behavior' After Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing

  Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged 'Disgusting Behavior' After Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing Debra Messing Slams NBC After Gabrielle Union's AGT FiringShortly after the Grey’s Anatomy star spoke out following Union’s recent and controversial departure from the NBC reality competition series after only one season, the Will and Grace star criticized the network in a group of scathing tweets.

Gabrielle Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from America's Got Talent earlier RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says She ’s ‘Grateful’ as She Shares Thanksgiving Family Photo After RELATED: Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged ‘Disgusting Behavior’ After Gabrielle Union ’s

Gabrielle Union knows that support is everything. Days after a slew of celebs, including Ellen NBC and Fremantle, the production company behind AGT , responded to the report with a statement praising AGT 's long However, Wade claimed on Twitter that his wife was fired and wanted to know why.

Leno, 69, addressed the allegations for the first time on Monday, telling TMZ, “I love Gabrielle Union. She’s a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her. She’s really good.”

When the comedian was asked if Union was treated fairly on the hit competition series, Leno said, “I don’t know … but I think she’s a great girl.”

On Sunday, Union shared a tweet from freelance writer and host Joelle Monique that commented on the proper way to apologize — a move that was seemingly a comment on a joint statement from Simon Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment, NBC and production company Fremantle released on the situation earlier in the day.

Monique’s tweet outlined what makes for a “solid apology”: “1. Sincerely admit wrong doing directly to the offended party. 2. Be twice as loud correcting your mistake as you were making the mistake. 3. Lay out steps to correct your behavior in the future. Anything less is covering your own a–.”

Union retweeted the post, writing, “This! This! AND THIIISSSSSSS!!!!!!”

The joint statement that was released earlier on Sunday said that NBC and the production companies were “working with Ms. Union” in order to take steps to rectify the situation.

Gabrielle Union Says 'Support Is Everything' as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing

  Gabrielle Union Says 'Support Is Everything' as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing Gabrielle Union Says 'Support Is Everything' After AGT FiringOn Friday, the actress shared a selfie of herself and husband Dwyane Wade, in which the NBA legend could be seen sweetly kissing her forehead as she leaned back on his chest.

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says ‘ Support Is Everything’ as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing . Union and Hough, 31, were also both subject to “excessive notes” on their physical appearance, sources alleged in Variety‘s report. A spokesperson for NBC and Fremantle previously responded to

Union was reportedly fired after complaining about the toxic culture at NBC , including repeated racist incidents and unsafe working conditions. Since these reports have surfaced Union has received support from Ellen Pompeo, Jameela Jamil, and Ariana Grande.

Gabrielle Union sitting at a table: Gabrielle Union | Trae Patton/NBC © Trae Patton/NBC Gabrielle Union | Trae Patton/NBC

“We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,” the statement, obtained by PEOPLE on Sunday, said. “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.”

Last week, Union spoke out on Twitter one day after Variety’s report on the toxic atmosphere she allegedly experienced at AGT.

“So many tears, so much gratitude,” she said in her tweet. “THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever.”

“When the world feels like it’s falling apart. Try to find your peace,” she added on her Instagram Story the same day, with a video of herself working out alongside husband Dwyane Wade.

Representatives for Hough, Union, Cowell and Leno have not responded to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Exit Prompts SAG-AFTRA Investigation .
SAG-AFTRA has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Gabrielle Union’s departure from “America’s Got Talent.” In a statement sent to Variety Sunday night, a spokesperson for the performers’ union said, “While we have taken steps to investigate this matter, we have nothing to report now.

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