It's been over six months since news broke that Gabrielle Union would not be returning to the America's Got Talent judges' table, but her battle with NBC, Simon Cowell, FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment seems far from finished.
On June 4, ET learned that the actress filed a harassment, discrimination and retaliation complaint with California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing in Los Angeles, where she claims NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy tried to "silence and intimidate" her after she made public statements about the alleged "racist and misogynistic conduct" she witnessed while on AGT.
"Telegdy contradicted his statements to the media and personally disregarded NBC's 'Principles of Business Conduct' (hereinafter, ‘Code of Conduct’) mandating confidentiality for workplace investigations by contacting Union’s agent and disclosing confidential information obtained during the ongoing investigation into Union’s concerns in an attempt to silence and intimidate Union from providing information to the investigator about her experiences," the complaint alleges, adding that "on or about Feb. 4, 2020, Telegdy threatened Union through her agent" that the actress "had better cease from pursuing her claims of racism while filming AGT."
DFEH complaints are often precursors to lawsuits. ET has reached out to Union, Cowell, Fremantle and Syco for comment.
In a statement to ET on Thursday, NBC said, "The allegation that anyone involved in this process threatened Ms. Union is categorically untrue. We took Ms. Union's concerns seriously, and engaged an outside investigator who found an overarching culture of diversity on the show. NBCUniversal remains committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect."
This all comes after news broke in November 2019 that neither Union nor her fellow judge, Julianne Hough, would return for the NBC show's 15th season -- and everyone from Union's husband, Dwyane Wade, to Ariana Grande had something to say about the situation.
Here is a complete breakdown in chronological order of what led to Union filing a complaint.
Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union Exit 'AGT'