Gabrielle Union Files Discrimination Complaint Against ‘America’s Got Talent’ After “Threats For Whistleblowing”

Published: Thursday 4th Jun 2020 by Rashad

Gabrielle Union is taking action!

A week after officially breaking her silence about the ‘toxic work environment’ at her former gig, ‘America’s Got Talent’ (as we reported here) the actress is moving forward with a formal complaint against the show’s producers.

Details inside:


“Union filed a harassment complaint Thursday (June 4)  in the state of California against the producers and network behind “America’s Got Talent.” In addition to the complaint, she raised a new accusation that NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy threatened her over speaking out against racism on set.

Union, through power attorney Bryan Freedman, filed the complaint with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), naming producers FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco as well as NBCUniversal. DFEH complaints are often precursors to lawsuits.”

As of time reported, NBCUniversal, Fremantle and Cowell have not commented on the matter.  Speaking on her behalf, lawyer Freedman stated:

“When Gabrielle Union informed NBC of racially offensive conduct during the taping of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NBC did not ‘stand’ with her in ‘outrage at acts of racism,’” he said, invoking the company’s recent support of #BlackLivesMatter.  “Instead, NBC did not care enough to either promptly investigate Ms. Union’s complaints or even ask HR to get involved. Rather, NBC stood against her and directed its “outrage” at Ms. Union for whistleblowing about the racially offensive conduct she experienced while working for NBC on ‘America’s Got Talent’.”

[main photo courtesy: Melodie McDaniel for Variety]

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  1. Hmmm… June 4, 2020

    They found the right one. Someone they won’t be able to intimidate or bully into silence. She said what she said. All they had to do was take her seriously and do something about it. That’s all they ever have to do. Is do their job. Nick Cannon had a similar problem. Instead, a show that’s been on the air for nearly 15 years has been completely tainted and overshadowed in the span of a year. Wypipo clearly like to do things the hard way. Old habits die hard.

  2. Section8DaGreat June 4, 2020

    She always playing the victim. Girl if somebody don’t like you they just DON’T LIKE YOU!

  3. Re June 4, 2020

    I hate this b****. We got enough going 9n now this added to the mix.

    • Puh-Leasssseeee June 4, 2020

      Say it louder for the people in the back

  4. Clarks0o0ñ June 4, 2020

    Very toxic difficult woman.

    She is married to a wealthy athlete that’s why she can afford to burn bridges and cause unnecessary drama.

  5. FK that bish YE June 4, 2020

    NBC Universal racist AF… LIVING SINGLE > FRIENDS. i hope she ends up owning them

  6. MessyBoots June 4, 2020

    You said it perfectly.

    Every.Single.Word. 🙌🏾🙌🏾

  7. Whose+Beyonce June 4, 2020

    This reminds me of when Star Jones announced live on the view that she wasn’t returning to the next series and took a dig at Barbara and co live on air. As it turned out Stars contract wasn’t renewed and the view gave her the opportunity to out with respect and say she was leaving of her own accord, she didn’t find a new job and chose to go out fighting. Ms Union needs to give up and be gracious to the fact that this is a business and like it or not it’s a ratings game. But she is chosing to fight and turn it into something that it is not

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  8. biancacook June 5, 2020

    why is she just now mentioning being threatened? one would think she woulda lead with that.

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