Gabrielle Union Files Complaint Against NBC For Racism and Harassment

Gabrielle Union is telling it like it is, and she’s taking it all the way to court.

According to Page Six, Gabrielle filed a harassment complaint against NBC and Simon Cowell after claiming NBC’s entertainment chief Paul Telegdy tried to silence her reports of racism.

As we previously reported, the star had accused NBC and AGT producers of firing her as a judge on the show only after she made complaints of racism on set.

In documents filed by her attorneys, she called the network “a snake pit of racial offenses,” and further slammed NBC for hiring her colleague Julianne Hough despite her “widely publicized scandal for personally appearing in blackface.”

“Combining someone who so openly wore blackface [Julianne] with someone who is black and regularly advocates on behalf of minorities should have at least alerted Telegdy [the production company] that this could cause Union to experience some trepidation or concern about being unprotected from racially insensitive individuals while working as a judge on AGT… Telegdy’s decision to hire Hough has since proven to be a reflection of NBC’s true feelings about the African American community and blackface.”

“If NBC was so concerned about eradicating racism it would not continue remaining silent when confronted with racist behavior by its on-air talent, executives and other employees, but would instead implement swift disciplinary action,” the complaint added.

“Make no mistake, NBC is part of the problem. NBC’s current attitude towards racism can be deduced from its defense of those individuals who have appeared in blackface, including, but not limited to Julianne Hough, Jimmy Fallon, Fred Armisen and Ted Danson (whom NBC hired multiple times even after he wore minstrel show blackface and used the ‘n-word’ publicly).”

Ouch… well this is certainly not over. We’ll be following the story.