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Gabrielle Union's Firing

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Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent has drawn a significant amount of media coverage, shining a spotlight on a potentially toxic work environment at NBC.

NBC recently began an investigation of the workplace culture, and had a lengthy meeting with Union to hear her side of the story. Union tweeted:

"We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday. I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change."

Lots Of Support

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Union has received an outpouring of support from fans and from people in the industry, including Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, who tweeted:

"It’s unfortunate that @nbc the same network that protected disgusting men like Matt Lauer and punished women for speaking out or not putting up with it...has not changed their practices or culture. I support @itsgabrielleu commitment to speaking up to injustice. It takes courage"

Fellow Shondaland star Viola Davis retweeted the tweet with the comment "I stand in solidarity with @gabunion. Always❤️🤛🏿"

Viola Davis Is In Her Corner

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Davis continued her vocal support of Union at the L'Oreal Women of Worth Awards on Wednesday. She told People that she didn't want Union to "feel alone:"

"I always say that I never want my legacy to be one where I did not support.n Because I know that when you step out and say something that is out of the norm, there is a lot of shame involved and there’s vitriol involved, and we have the cancel culture. I didn’t want Gabrielle Union to feel alone."

They've Known Each Other For Years

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Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union worked together on the short-lived medical drama City of Angels back in 2000, and Davis has only lovely things to say about Union.

"She has supported me in the past. We did City of Angels together. That was one of my first television shows. She is an awesome young woman. I didn’t want her to feel alone in a world where people are feeling increasingly alone when they speak out. I don’t want my legacy to be one of tearing another woman down."

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