After a lengthy investigation into former America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union’s complaints of alleged racism on the show, the results were officially released by NBC and the show’s producers on Wednesday morning.
The result of the outside investigation found no evidence to support Ms. Union’s claims, saying her claims had “no bearing” on the decision to not bring her back as a judge for another season. NBC, Fremantle, and Syco released a statement on the matter, saying they took her allegations seriously.
“Through the investigation process, it has been revealed that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union’s appearance and that neither race nor gender was a contributing factor in the advancement or elimination of contestants at any time,” the statement said. “The investigation has shown that the concerns raised by Ms. Union had no bearing on the decision not to exercise the option on her contract.”
Union claimed last November that she was fired for raising concerns to producers after allegedly being told her hair was “too black” and called the show “toxic.”
America’s Got Talent airs on NBC in the US and streams on Netflix in the UK.