Simon Cowell's entertainment company breaks silence on axing Gabrielle Union

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Simon Cowell's entertainment company says they remain 'committed to ensuring a respectful workplace' after Gabrielle Union claimed she was fired from America's Got Talent for 'complaining about racist joke by Jay Leno and show's toxic culture' Simon Cowell's company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent on Sunday  Syco Entertainment said they are working with Union through her representatives to hear about her concerns and take appropriate next steps  'We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,' statement said  On Friday news broke that Union, 47, and fellow judge Julianne Hough were axed from the reality talent show's next season  Her firing came after she reportedly raised concerns about racist jokes and acts on set and comments about her hair being 'too black'  

By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:14 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 20:42 GMT, 1 December 2019

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Simon Cowell's company is breaking their silence on the sudden firing of Gabrielle Union from the judges panel on America's Got Talent. 

Last week news broke that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough would not be returning for Season 15 of the show, however their male counterparts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews would be. 

It comes after reports emerged that Union expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations on set during her time as judge. In one case she reported a racist comment made by guest judge Jay Leno, which was later edited out of the show. 

'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,' Syco Entertainment, which produces AGT, said in a joint statement with NBC and production company Fremantle on Sunday. 

Simon Cowell's company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent on Sunday saying they're communicating with her representatives and are listening to her concerns

On Friday it was announced Union would not be returning to AGT for Season 15 as a judge amid reports she expressed concerns over racially insensitive issues on set

Simon Cowell's company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent on Sunday saying they're communicating with her representatives and are listening to her concerns. On Friday it was announced Union would not be returning to AGT for Season 15 as a judge amid reports she expressed concerns over racially insensitive issues on set

'We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,' it added, according to People Magazine.  

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