“I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth,” former “America’s Got Talent” judge says
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Gabrielle Union described her sit-down with representatives for NBC as a “productive” five-hour meeting about her “desire and hope for real change” in a tweet on Wednesday.
“We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday,” she wrote. “I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.”
Union’s tweet comes after NBC and “America’s Got Talent” producers Fremantle and Syco said in a statement last week that they planned to meet with Union to hear her “concerns” about the “workplace culture” on the show following her dismissal and subsequent criticism of the environment she left behind. It was reported Monday that Union would sit down in person with legal representatives for the network sometime this week.
NBC did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
News first broke on Nov. 22 that Union and fellow “America’s Got Talent” judge Julianne Hough would not return for the show’s 15th season next year. It was later reported that Union’s contract was not renewed, with multiple reports describing behind-the-scenes clashes between Union and the show’s producers over what was described as a “toxic” workplace culture.
Many flooded to Union’s defense after reports about her complaints began to surface, including former “AGT” judges Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne. Both spoke out against the “boys’ club” environment on the show, which they said was facilitated by executive producer-slash-judge Simon Cowell.
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