Both Cowell and Howie Mandel will return as judges for the upcoming season 15, alongside singer Leona Lewis, who has just been announced as Union's replacement.
Union will speak to the lawyers hired by Syco, NBC and producers Freemantle this week to discuss her time on "America's Got Talent". "The crew and everybody was wonderful to me, everybody, except the network", The Osbournes star insisted.
"I would just say that.my goodness". I don't know anything about her concerns about the show. She's also making an appearance during the network's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center".More news: Afghanistan: Deadly attack on medical aid team in Jalalabad
The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter to thank Union, 47, for "speaking up about toxic culture" at the NBC show following reports she had complained about racial bias and discrimination. "And I get that because I'm me, and I'm not in the club, and I'm not one of the guys that go out looking for young women". Former judge, Howard Stern recently spoke out against Simon Cowell on his Sirius XM Radio show.
Her reported firing became a cause for celebrities on Twitter, including Union's husband, former National Basketball Association player Dwyane Wade.
Stern, who served as an America's Got Talent judge from 2012-2015 called out Cowell's behavior, deeming it sexist. "They looked like dirty old men beside these two little girls and I was open, I told LA Reid and I told Simon, it's nothing I wouldn't say to their face".More news: FA Cup: Liverpool-Everton, Man U-Wolves in third round draw
On Nov. 26, a report by Variety claimed that while working on the show, Union had expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations during her time as a judge, including a joke allegedly made by guest judge Jay Leno that was later edited out of the episode. This move appears to confirm Stern's claims that Cowell often "replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks".
On the first season of The X Factor U.S., Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (who replaced Cheryl Cole midseason) were judges along with Cowell, 60, and producer L.A. Reid, 63.
A source confirmed to Page Six: "The companies are retaining outside counsel to assist us in learning more about the facts in this matter, starting with hearing from Gabrielle, which we expect to happen this week".More news: Trump threatens to rock Brazil & Argentina with renewed tariffs on metals
"AGT", she hopes to "work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio." data-reactid="37" type="text" A source told Entertainment Tonight that although Union is "done with AGT", she hopes to "work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio".