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Entertainment Simon Cowell Reportedly Beefs Up Legal Team Amid 'America's Got Talent' Investigation

08:10  08 december  2019
08:10  08 december  2019 Source:   billboard.com

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In the wake of Gabrielle Union's exit as a judge on America ' s Got Talent , in which she cited a "toxic culture," Simon Cowell has beefed up his legal team . The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Saturday that Los Angeles based lawyer Larry Stein is representing Cowell . Union was dismissed from her

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In the wake of Gabrielle Union's exit as a judge on America's Got Talent, in which she cited a "toxic culture," Simon Cowell has reportedly beefed up his legal team. 

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The report of the increased legal team occurred Saturday (Dec. 7).

The Hollywood Reporter was not immediately able to contact Cowell's legal reps for more information on this specific situation. 

Union was dismissed from her position as judge after one season on the competition series when she made a comment about the show's "toxic culture." She had reportedly asked for offensive jokes from show guest Jay Leno to be reported to the Human Resources department, but this request had not been fulfilled by those in higher positions of power.

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SIMON Cowell 's production company Syco Entertainment and Fremantle, and NBC, which broadcasts America ' s Got Talent , are being investigated . It comes after the controversial departure of Gabrielle Union, 47, as a judge on America ' s Got Talent after she raised concerns about the discriminatory

Simon Phillip Cowell (/ˈkaʊəl/; born 7 October 1959) is an English television music and talent show judge, businessman, A&R executive, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur.

Following her exit, SAG-AFTRA launched an investigation into her departure from the NBC competition series. Woman's advocacy group Time's Up has put their support behind the actress, in addition to a number of Hollywood actresses including Patricia Arquette and Ellen Pompeo. 

During the backlash over her departure, Union met with NBC to discuss the incident. She tweeted on Wednesday, "I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change."

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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Gabrielle Union Alludes to ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing .
Gabrielle Union alluded to her firing from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Monday morning at the launch of her holiday collection with New York and Company. During a panel titled The Power of Inclusivity and the Women Leading The Charge, Union talked about speaking up and doing the right thing in her career. “How many checks do I need?” she asked the crowd at LaDuree in SoHo. “This financial freedom, they’re shackles, masquerading as zeros in my bank account.”Though she didn’t mention her firing directly, she said, “Don’t be the happy negro that does the bidding of the status quo because you’re afraid. It’s terrifying.

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