Gabrielle Union will meet with America's Got Talent this week

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Gabrielle Union has a meeting scheduled with NBC this week following her sacking from America's Got Talent.

The star was sacked from the hit show amid claims to discrimination and racism, but according to a new report from Deadline, she will sit down with legal counsel retained by NBC to discuss ways to improve what she sees as a 'toxicity that has become normalized at Talent'.

An insider explains that the purpose of the meeting, to be held at a Beverly Hills law firm, is to see how the culture and atmosphere on the series can be improved, but Gabrielle will not under any circumstances return as a judge.   

Time to talk: Gabrielle Union has a meeting scheduled with NBC this week to discuss ways to improve what she sees as a 'toxicity that has become normalized at Talent' following her sacking from the show

Time to talk: Gabrielle Union has a meeting scheduled with NBC this week to discuss ways to improve what she sees as a 'toxicity that has become normalized at Talent' following her sacking from the show

'Gabrielle believes there is a toxicity that has become normalized at Talent,' the insider told Deadline. 'She wants to help fix that, because she loved a lot of her time on the show last season, even with the issues with Simon and what have you.

'But she could never go back, even if they did a [180] and asked her to for another season — no.'

Gabrielle has yet to speak directly with the network about her the racial bias and discrimination she says she experienced.

According to the source she will meet with outside counsel retained by NBC, but it is not clear if any representatives from the network itself will be present.  

Out: Gabrielle and fellow judge Julianne Hough were sacked after just one season on the show (pictured alongside Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell)

Out: Gabrielle and fellow judge Julianne Hough were sacked after just one season on the show (pictured alongside Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell) 

Sources close to NBC say the network is 'determined to show that any investigation they initiate maintains strict and unbiased independence', in the wake of the shock allegations.  

A bombshell Variety report first made the claims that judges Union and Julianne Hough's contracts were not renewed after they had complained about alleged racist jokes and a toxic environment behind the scenes of the show. 

The conflict was reportedly sparked when Jay Leno made an anti-Korean slur during his guest appearance on the show back in April according to that Variety report.

Since the initial reports Dwayne Wade confirmed his wife Union was fired from the reality show last week, as several NBC sources now say they're baffled by her booting from the show. 

Meeting: An insider explains that the purpose of the meeting between Union and legal counsel retained by NBC is to see how the culture and atmosphere on the series can be improved

Meeting: An insider explains that the purpose of the meeting between Union and legal counsel retained by NBC is to see how the culture and atmosphere on the series can be improved 

She also received more than half a dozen notes criticizing hairstyles as 'too black' for the show's core audience, according to four sources with direct knowledge. 

Taking to Twitter late Wednesday, Wade inferred that Variety 's report was accurate, stating that his wife is 'an advocate for our community and culture'. 

'As proud as I was of her being selected as a judge on #AGT — I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that's US,' the Miami Heat shooting guard wrote.  

On Monday, women's advocacy group Time's Up - which is responsible for the #MeToo movement in - issued a very strongly worded statement in support of Union as they condemned NBCUniversal.

Advice: 'Gabrielle believes there is a toxicity that has become normalized at Talent,' the insider said. 'She wants to help fix that, because she loved a lot of her time on the show'

Advice: 'Gabrielle believes there is a toxicity that has become normalized at Talent,' the insider said. 'She wants to help fix that, because she loved a lot of her time on the show'

CEO Tina Tchen blasted the media giant for what she observed as a 'pattern' within NBC as an institution in which they protect powerful men while retaliating against women who speak out.

She said:  'Gabrielle Union's experience at 'America's Got Talent' is exemplary of the double bind that black women face at work. 

'Not only did Union reportedly endure and witness racist and inappropriate behavior – including racially-insensitive comments and excessive criticism about her physical appearance – but it also appears she was punished for speaking out: the company labeled her as 'difficult' before ousting her from the show altogether.'

She goes on to say that Union's harrowing story is not the only one that has been covered in the media.

Support: Stars have come out in support of Union, with Eva Longoria the latest to publicly voice her criticism of NBC

Support: Stars have come out in support of Union, with Eva Longoria the latest to publicly voice her criticism of NBC

Tchen explained:  'Union's story is deeply troubling on its own, but her experience is particularly problematic because it follows a pattern of NBCUniversal protecting the careers of powerful men at the expense of women who speak out. Union's experience shows that NBCUniversal still has a lot of work to do to change its culture so discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are no longer tolerated at the company. Building a culture of safety and equity requires continuous, intentional work sustained over a long period of time – even when a company isn't in the throes of a crisis.

'Ensuring people of all kinds are respected and supported at work is critical for any company, but especially a media company like NBC that has such an outsized influence in our culture and in our lives.' 

Stars have come out in support of Union, with Eva Longoria the latest to publicly voice her criticism of NBC. Writing on Instagram on Monday the actress said: 'What @gabunion experienced on set at @NBC’s #AmericasGotTalent is unacceptable.'. 

In the spotlight:  The conflict was reportedly sparked when Jay Leno made an anti-Korean slur during his guest appearance on the show back in April according to a Variety report

In the spotlight:  The conflict was reportedly sparked when Jay Leno made an anti-Korean slur during his guest appearance on the show back in April according to a Variety report

'It’s time for @NBCUniversal to commit to long-term, concrete action to fix its toxic workplace culture and ensure safety and equity for all its workers. Add your name through @timesupnow Instagram story. #TimeUp on the imbalance of power. ✊'

Radio host Howard Stern, who was a judge on AGT

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