Jay Leno breaks his silence about Gabrielle Union's AGT dismissal


Jay Leno has been found in a controversy in primetime.

At the end of last month, news unexpectedly emerged that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough I would not go back to America has talent as judges

While NBC said the training of judges and hosts has been updated regularly over the years, Dwyane Wade He shared on Twitter that his wife was fired. In addition, reports emerged stating that Gabrielle expressed concern about "offensive,quot; incidents during her time in the program.

One of those circumstances was when Jay reportedly made an inappropriate joke while serving as a guest host.

"Leno made a crack over an exposed painting in a hallway of Simon Cowell, executive producer and judge of the program, surrounded by his dogs " Variety reported. "Leno joked that pets looked like something one would find & # 39; on the menu of a Korean restaurant & # 39;".

While Jay remained silent on social media, TMZ met the comedian at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California, this weekend where he addressed the controversy.

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"I love Gabrielle Union. She's a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her," he shared with the media. "She is really good."

When asked if he received fair treatment in the popular summer series, Jay replied: "I don't know … but I think she's a great girl."

And when asked to address the reported joke, Jay decided to keep quiet, as he explained that a street with traffic was not the best place to talk about it.

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While Gabrielle has tried to remain silent on all the headlines surrounding her departure from America has talent, the actress recently took Twitter and expressed her gratitude for all the support she received in recent days.

"So many tears, so much gratitude," he shared with his followers. "THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, just … you lifted me off the ground. Humiliated and grateful, forever."

The actress and proud mom would receive support from Ellen Pompeo, Holly Robinson Peete, Ariana Grande, Patricia Arquette, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

Gabrielle and Julianne replacements have not yet been announced. America & # 39; s Got Talent: The Champions the second season, however, will feature Howie MandelSimon Heidi klum and newbie Alesha Dixon.

"We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take any questions about workplace culture very seriously," NBC said in a joint statement with America has talent Fremantle and Syco producers. "We are working with Mrs. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, after which we will take the next steps that are appropriate."

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