Gabrielle Union (Picture by: AdMedia / Splash News)
The TV network and the two production companies behind the show, Fremantle and Syco, have issued a statement regarding Unionâ€™s time on â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Talent,â€� insisting theyâ€™re keen to understand her point of view.
The statement read: â€œWe remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture.
â€œWe 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.â€�
Union was fired from the judging panel of the NBC talent competition alongside Julianne Hough after they spent just one season working on the show.
However, her abrupt exit has been mired in suggestions that the duo raised issues about racist jokes and comments about her physical appearance.
Meanwhile, Unionâ€˜s husband, Dwyane Wade, recently tweeted in support of the actress, suggesting that the show tried to blame declining viewing figures on her.
The former basketball star â€” who married the actress in 2014 â€” wrote: â€œMen lie, Women lie, numbers donâ€™t. Over the past year Iâ€™ve been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason theyâ€™ve started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show â€¦
â€œSo when I got the news that my wife was being fired â€“ my first question was obviously why? I am still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know sheâ€™s an advocate for our community and culture.â€�