- Associated Press - Monday, December 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES — NBC and the union that represents television performers are investigating an allegation by an “America’s Got Talent” judge that she was fired because she complained of racism and other on-set issues.

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists says in a statement Monday that it is investigating the allegations from Gabrielle Union, and that it takes such claims seriously.

A statement Sunday from NBC and the production companies behind the show says they are committed to ensuring a respectful workplace and are talking to Union’s representatives about her concerns.


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According to reports, Union, who is black, sought action to address an environment she said allowed racist jokes and comments and other troubling behavior, including judge-producer Simon Cowell’s smoking indoors.

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