Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union: America's Got Talent judge settles over show departure

Union, who left in 2019, claimed there was a toxic work environment on the show and alleged she was sacked for speaking out against racism and sexism.

She also complained about fellow judge Simon Cowell allegedly smoking on set.

In a joint statement, representatives for Union and NBC said she had raised "important concerns".

NBC Entertainment, the statement continued, "remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds can be treated with respect."

Gabrielle Union: Ex-America's Got Talent judge discusses 'toxic' environment

The LA's Finest actress left the talent show after one series, with reports saying she had been dismissed.

She has now told Variety she raised concerns with producers but "felt singled out as being difficult".

NBC and AGT's producers said they took her concerns "extremely seriously", and they "had no bearing" on her exit.

Union was on the panel for the 14th series of the hugely successful show, with an option to stay on for another year.

America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union's departure investigated

Variety magazine said the LA's Finest star had raised concerns with producers and was leaving after just one series.

Sag-Aftra, which represents actors and performers, is looking into the case.

NBC, which makes the show, said it was "committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees".

Last week, the former judge's husband, ex-basketball player Dwyane Wade, said she had been "fired" and he was "still waiting on a good answer" to explain why.

Gabrielle Union's Nate Parker pain

In the film Union portrays Esther, a slave who suffers a brutal rape. The actress writes in the Los Angeles Times of being raped at gunpoint 24 years ago in the storeroom of the Payless shoe store where she worked.