BANG! NEWS – Gabrielle Union has insisted NBC need to do more to address workplace harassment.
The 47-year-old actress – who previously filed a complaint about “toxic” behaviour on the set of America’s Got Talent, which she quit after just one season because of the alleged racial bias and discrimination she faced – praised the network for their new plans to tackle the issue but doesn’t think the ideas go far enough.
She tweeted, “Great start by NBC to recognise the need to not turn away & ignore racial & gender discrimination on programs like #AGT
“More changes are needed however. Like stopping executives from intimidating talent from sharing their experience of racism in their own workplace investigations.(sic)”
Gabrielle’s comments came in the wake of an article in The Hollywood Reporter, which claimed NBCUniversal TV and streaming chairman Mark Lazarus had sent a memo to staff, in which he detailed the company’s move to expand protections for employees against toxic workplace environments on shows produced by both the network and third-
Gabrielle had filed a discrimination complaint against NBC, Simon Cowell, FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment in California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing last June.
However, it has since been closed as the Being Mary Jane star requested an immediate right to sue, which she was granted.
Her official complaint came after NBC previously conducted an independent investigation into Gabrielle’s allegations, but she was unhappy with how it was handled.