Jay Leno spoke out for the first time about Gabrielle Union's firing from America's Got Talent — but stayed quiet about his alleged inappropriate joke.
Last week, multiple reports claimed Union was not brought back as a judge on the NBC show after she raised concerns about workplace behavior and was labeled difficult. One example in a Variety story involved Leno, who appeared on one episode last season. He allegedly offended some staffers when joking Simon Cowell's dogs looked like something one would find "on the menu at a Korean restaurant." Union apparently asked producers to report the joke to NBC's human resources, but it was never escalated and the joke was cut prior to air. TMZ caught up with Leno on Sunday night and asked him why he thought Union got fired.
"I love Gabrielle Union, she's a great girl," Leno replied. "I really enjoyed working with her she's really good. She's good."
The paparazzo asked Leno if Union was treated fairly.
"I don't know, I wasn't — you know, I don't know," he said, adding, "but I think she's a great girl."
When asked directly about the purported joke, Leno stayed mum.
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