“We have reached a cordial resolution,” NBC and Union said in a brief joint statement this morning. “NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and is committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are respected,” the statement said.
However, with neither party saying more publicly, Deadline has learned that the union received “significant” compensation from the network, as one source put it. In addition, Paul Telegidi is seen stepping out as chairman of NBC Entertainment in early August, clearly a part of the CAA-repped union in his fight to shine a light on AGT and NBC’s BTS functioning And victory.
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Soon after axing AGT In November 2019, Union and his lawyer Brian Freedman sat down with NBC, plus producers Fremantle and Simon Cowell’s Psycho for a post-mortem a few weeks later as the matter was debated on social media. This did not go well, with the network essentially crying the weaning of split milk and also protecting one of its most valuable properties, which many investigations were launched.
As the public clashed, things began to go awry from behind the scenes.
On a February phone call, Telegide alleges that the actress and activist are directly at risk to the union agent, proceeding with Simon Cowell’s complaint about the AGT-dominated toxic environment, virtually and ornately, Used to be. In fact, while a lawsuit was never actually filed, the apparently didactic telegidi was repeatedly filed in the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing with complaints of union detailed harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
In an immediate response, NBC soon launched another investigation, calling the claims of Telgdee’s threats “clearly untrue”. Deep Six was involved in a reorganization last month that also said earlier this year the union had talked about an investigation into allegations of “racist and misconduct”. AGT “A-list talent with whom NBC wanted to hire” and others – which was a direct violation of NBCuniversal company policy.
Saying that, the first official investigation was launched in December last year, with non-aired, inappropriate and racially mocked jokes by guest Jay Leno, unlawfully smoking inside, about Union hair The comment was and indeed of a May 1 transaction between the union and the union. Cowl at his Malibu home. As the likes of former AGT judges Sharon Osborne and Howard Stern ranged against the “Boys Club” atmosphere at the competition show, the third-party Ish investigation continued as all parties prosecuted.
NBC announced that the investigation was completed in May
“Through the scrutiny process, it is revealed that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Sangha’s presence, and that neither race nor gender was at any time the advancement of contestants or Was a contributing factor in the elimination, ”the network said in a statement. “The investigation showed that concerns raised by Ms. Union had no effect on the decision not to exercise the option on her contract.”
But clearly this was not the end. After filing in DFEH, as the removal of Teldegee, more public battle lines, AGT host Terry Crew repeatedly stumbled into the situation and more scrutiny. And now today’s settlement.