Crews insists he neither experienced nor witnessed any racism or discrimination on the set of AGT—contrary to what Union alleged after she was fired as a judge for complaining about the show’s “toxic culture.”
Crews, who hosts AGT, told TODAY he never saw any racist behavior behind the scenes.
“That was never my experience. In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment,” he told the hosts. “When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source. 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?’”
Union did not mention Crews by name, but in a series of tweets posted after his appearance on “Today,” she praised the “multiple witnesses who bravely came forward to let everyone know” she wasn’t lying, and slammed “those who enthusiastically will throw you under the bus.”
She went on to note the lack of diversity among production as well as the hair and makeup department.
Union also claimed that the involved parties agreed not to speak about the situation until the investigation is complete: “But if we doing this… ohhhhh baby let’s gooooooooooo!” she tweeted.
Many Black women have taken to Twitter to call out Crews for not defending Gabby the way she did for him when he claimed former WME agent Adam Venit sexually assaulted him at a 2017 party. Crews sued Venit but his case was ultimately thrown out.
Crews even admitted that it was ONLY Black women who supported him when he came forward with his groping story. These same women are now feeling some way about the actor not having Union’s back.
It’s worth noting that Terry Crews ain’t even married to a Black woman, so why are folks shocked that he shaded a Black woman and refuses to believe her allegations? Make it make sense, y’all.
Peep Gabby’s tweets below.
Meanwhile, word on the curb is that Crews threw Union under the bus because NBC promised him a big raise on his AGT contract.