AceShowbiz - Gabrielle Union reacted after Terry Crews threw her under the bus in his recent TV interview. He refuted the racism claims made by the "Being Mary Jane" actress following her departure from "America's Got Talent". He also wondered why she hadn't released an official statement.
In response, Union took to Twitter to explain to her followers that there was an investigation going on regarding the issues and she waited for it to be completed before speaking out. However, she promised to soon reveal her side of the story since the host of the NBC talent show had already shared his.
The former "AGT" judge hinted that she's going to take a page out of Crews' book and go on television for an interview as well. "Maaaaaan... We all agreed to let the investigation be completed before speaking but if we doing this... ohhhhh baby let's gooooooooooo!" she tweeted.
She also wrote, "Truth telling, wanting change & having MULTIPLE witnesses who bravely came forward to let EVERYONE know I didn't lie or exaggerate, really exposes those who enthusiastically will throw you under the bus, forgetting quickly who stepped up 4 THEIR truth."
She added, "Can someone please ask abt what happens to all that diversity folks are talking about BEHIND THE SCENES. Like, legit... where the hell is all that diversity in the production though homie? In the decision making ranks who control the fate of the diversity in front of the camera?"
Crews previously addressed Union's controversial exit on "3rd Hour of Today". "First of all I can't speak for sexism because I'm not a woman, but I can speak on behalf on any racism comments," he said. "That was never my experience on 'America's Got Talent', in fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment. The Top 10 acts were asian, women, older, younger, black, white, it was everything in the gamut."
He continued, "When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source. My thing is - it's funny because I believe you should listen to women, you should always believe women so I asked my wife what I should do. She was like, 'first of all, if it's coming from an unnamed source - because Gabrielle Union has not made any statement to this day about any of these allegations publicly - …if she hasn't made a statement, why would you?' "
Stern said it's "obvious" that Cowell "sets it up that the men stay, no matter how ugly they are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are" while constantly replacing "the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks."
Osbourne agreed the "AGT" was a boys' club. "The boys take care of each other and the women are not paid as much as the men," she said, adding that Howie Mandel was hired and offered a private plane while she would fly commercial to live auditions.