Gabrielle Union’s America’s Got Talent Exit Sparks SAG-AFTRA Investigation

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Gabrielle Union's exit from America's Got Talent is officially being investigated by SAG-AFTRA. 

"We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously,” the union said in a statement Sunday, according to Deadline.

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Here is the full statement.

We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously. We immediately reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these reports came to light.

It is our practice to work closely with members who reach out to us and their representatives in instances like this, as that usually affords the best protection and best resolution for the affected member.

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For certain matters, our investigation and enforcement needs to happen independently and we are prepared to handle this issue accordingly, as warranted.

Our enforcement action is usually handled confidentially to protect the member involved, and we typically do not publicize these matters unless the member requests that we do so.

While we have taken steps to investigate this matter, we have nothing to report now.

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The statement dropped just hours after NBC dropped a statement of its own on the matter. 

“We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,” the statement read.

“We 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.”

Variety broke the news last week of Union's firing after she spoke to producers about the alleged workplace toxicity she endured and witnessed while serving as a judge. 

Gabrielle Union Attends America's Got Talent Event

The L.A.'s Finest actress allegedly asked producers to speak with human resources about a joke guest judge Jay Leno told because it was offensive to people of Asian descent. 

The outlet also claimed that Union was repeatedly told that her hairstyles were "too black" for the audience of the show. 

Celebrities took to social media to stand with Gabrielle in the aftermath of the news. 

"I’m just catching up on this. This is terrible. You should not be penalized for trying to have a workplace that honors the rule of law in the workplace.” Patricia Arquette said one day after the news broke.

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“Where is the union? HELLO??? @sagaftra,” she said in a further tweet. 

As always, we'll keep you up to speed on the latest developments. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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