Why Gabrielle Union Is Reportedly Considering Suing Simon Cowell

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gabrielle Union and Simon Cowell

It appears to be like just like the rumored drama between Gabrielle Union and Simon Cowell may get even uglier. After the actress was introduced on to Cowell’s present, America’s Got Talent, they reportedly clashed instantly. Union allegedly spoke out in opposition to many troubling conditions involving Cowell, which led to issues and triggered a divide between them. As tensions continued and reached their breaking level, Union was allegedly fired from the present.

Now, the Bring It On star is reportedly desirous about preventing again. According to a number of retailers, Union is contemplating suing Cowell. Let’s rapidly recap their drama and focus on the alleged motive she may sue him.

Gabrielle Union and Simon Cowell
(L-R) Gabrielle Union and Simon Cowell | George Pimentel/Getty Images North America; Steve Granitz/WireImage

Looking again at Gabrielle Union and Simon Cowell’s alleged issues

Sources advised Vulture that issues started instantly after Union was introduced on to the judging panel for AGT Season 14, which ran from May to September 2019.

According to the insiders, Union had points with many issues, together with Cowell’s reported behavior of smoking indoors, which is prohibited in California. Beyond that, she is reportedly allergic to cigarette smoke.

When she complained, she was reportedly labeled as “difficult” by Cowell and AGT producers. NBC staffers additionally allegedly advised her, “No one could stop Cowell from smoking and that previous attempts by a fire marshal and NBC executives had been unsuccessful.”

So they saved clashing, based on sources. Union reportedly flared tensions when she began calling out racist incidents and different troubling behaviors that allegedly occurred on set. Then in November 2019, it was reported that she wouldn’t be returning for AGT Season 15.

Union has indirectly stated that she was fired from NBC collection, however her husband, Dwyane Wade, instructed the stories have been true in messages shared to Twitter.

Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the panelHowie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the panel
Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the panel | Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

NBC defended itself and ultimately launched a probe into the drama

NBC and collection producer Fremantle defending themselves in a press release shared with Vulture that stated:

“America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show. The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously.”

But as the backlash mounted, NBC launched an investigation into the incident and stated it will “put new practices in place if necessary,” per The Associated Press.

Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews, Julianne Hough, and Simon CowellHowie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell
Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell |Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Gabrielle Union is now allegedly contemplating suing Simon Cowell

Multiple retailers reported throughout the week of Feb. 9 that Union is considering suing Cowell for “endangering her life” by allegedly smoking on the set of AGT.

“Gabrielle was always cross that Simon would smoke when the cameras weren’t running,” a supply advised The Daily Mail. “For her, this is a big deal. She believes his smoking has put her life in danger. It can cause cancer and she doesn’t think she deserves to have been at risk when she was at work. This lawsuit will be sent to Simon at any moment. She is determined to see this one through.”

Oof. Well, keep tuned. It looks like there’s extra to come back.

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