America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union is going to sue Simon Cowell and claim that he has endangered her life by smoking on the set
- Actress Gabrielle Union is said to be preparing a lawsuit against Simon Cowell
- She must accuse Cowell of “endangering her life” while smoking on the set
- Ms. Union also claimed that the working environment of America’s Got Talent was toxic
- The talent jury is “determined to see through this,” says an insider
Simon Cowell is sued by a judge from the American Got Talent who claims that he endangered her health by smoking on the set.
Actress Gabrielle Union, 47, is expected to sue Cowell for “endangering her life” because of his habit.
She was off the show last November and led to a racist line when she claimed that production staff told her that her hairstyle and clothing were “too black.”
Actress Gabrielle Union (photo in August) has to sue Simon Cowell and claim that he has put her health at stake by smoking on the set. Allegedly she is preparing a lawsuit that accuses him of “endangering her life” because of his habit
Ms. Union also claimed that the working environment on the talent show, which attracts around ten million viewers, was “toxic.”
Sources near Miss Union say she has resolved her dispute with the NBC network of America and Syco, Cowell’s entertainment empire, about her departure.
But she furiously claims that Cowell has exposed her to the dangers of passive smoking – and therefore plans to personally plan the new lawsuit against him.
An insider told The Mail on Sunday: “Gabrielle was always angry that Simon would smoke if the cameras were not running.
Famous judges from the left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of America’s Got Talent. Ms. Union also claimed that the working environment on the talent show was “toxic.”
“This is a big problem for her. She believes that his smoking has put her life at risk. It can cause cancer and she doesn’t think she deserves to have been in danger when she was working. This lawsuit is sent to Simon at any time. She is determined to go through this. “
Mrs. Union – who replaced former Spice Girl Mel B on the jury committee – has instructed formidable showbiz lawyer Bryan Freedman, who appears 12 years in a row in a list of ‘power lawyers’ compiled by the Hollywood Hollywood magazine.
Cowell (pictured in 2014) has made no secret of his struggle to evade his habit, causing him to smoke up to 80 cigarettes a day at one point. The former judge of the X factor tried to stop in 2017 after a fall in his house in West London, but was blown up the following year
California has strict anti-smoking laws that prohibit employers from “knowingly or intentionally … allowing smoking tobacco products in a locked workplace.”
Cowell made no secret of his struggle to deter his habit that at one point smoked him up to 80 cigarettes a day.
He tried to stop in 2017 after a fall in his house in West London, but was blown up the following year. At the time he said: “If I tried to cut out cigarettes completely, I would have a real problem: too boring.”
His spokesman declined to comment on Mrs. Union’s new complaint last night.
NBC is yet to officially disclose the findings of its formal investigation into Mrs Union’s complaints about disturbing behavior on the Got Got Talent set, but the network said it took them seriously.