Gabrielle launched a Twitter rant against Terry Crews(Picture: Getty)

Gabrielle Union has appeared to hit out at America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews branding him a ‘liar’ after she posted a series of tweets following his TV appearance.

Speaking on U.S. breakfast show Today on Thursday, Terry appeared to deny all the claims made by Gabrielle as he claimed that America’s Got Talent has been ‘the most diverse place that I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment’.

The star said he never experienced any ‘racist comments’ during his stint on the show.

‘First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racist comments,’ he said on the talk show. ‘That was never my experience.’

‘I have to say this, too. 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.’

He continued: ‘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?’

Terry with the America’s Got Talent judges (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Gabrielle has remained silent about the claims until now (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

On Friday, Gabrielle appeared to respond to Terry’s comments from the talk show as she posted a series of tweets responding to her fans’ messages.

One fan tweeted: ‘It’s honestly wild to see people pretend that the glaring racism doesn’t exist.  We got you though.’

To which Gabrielle responded: ‘Why anyone would gleefully get up on TV and tell lies that NO ONE disputed…but we already know.

‘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,’ Gabrielle added.

The former judge tweeted: ‘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?’

She continued: ‘Maaaaaan… We all agreed to let the investigation be completed before speaking but if we doing this… ohhhhh baby let’s gooooooooooo!’

The former judge took to Twitter as she responded to fans (Picture: Twitter)

In November last year, it emerged that NBC had decided not to renew Gabrielle and Julianne Hough’s contracts despite their well-received stints as guest judges on the last season of Simon Cowell’s hit reality talent series.

It was suggested Gabrielle and Julianne expressed their complaints over the culture amongst staff.

Gabrielle Union on the AGT judging panel (Picture: NBCUniversal)

It comes after four people who attended the taping of Jay Leno’s guest appearance on AGT claimed the comedian joked about dogs in a painting of Cowell, and said they looked like something ‘on the menu at a Korean restaurant’, perpetuating the stereotype that Asian people consume dogs.

Gabrielle, 31, was said to have urged producers to report the joke to HR at NBC, but it never was.

The joke also never made it to air as it was reportedly cut from the episode when it eventually aired on 6 August. Sources also claimed Gabrielle had received comments about their physical appearance from producers.

Following the claims, NBC has promised to make a ‘further investigation’ into Gabrielle’s complaints.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Gabrielle Union and Terry Crew’s reps for a comment.



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