After accusations of homosexuality, sexism and racist behavior, NBCUniversal parted ways with NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy, which also claimed that Telegdy cultivated a toxic work environment.
After NBC investigated the allegations in July, the former “America’s Got Talent” judge Gabrielle Union filed a complaint and the person has been removed from his post.
The coalition filed a harassment complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. She claimed that Telegdy created a hostile work environment.
In the blockbuster report last week, the Hollywood Reporter interviewed more than 30 employees. They said that Telegdy would laugh at “gay executives, sometimes on their faces; using homophobic and misogynistic remarks; Turning a blind eye to appearances or making sexual comments,”
In an ongoing internal investigation, Telegdy left the network.
NBC said in its July 31 statement on Telegdy’s alleged conduct: “NBCUniversal takes these issues seriously and will investigate these allegations. Many of these allegations are our first concern.” “NBCUniversal remains committed to creating a security for everyone. , A respected and supported workplace.”
Telegdy firmly denied these requests,
“The nature of these allegations is far from everything I claim. I hope that my actions for decades-enhancing the capabilities of those around me, supporting artists, and creating performances with aspirational and inclusive values-surpass those of a few. Selective discourse.” He told the Hollywood Reporter.
After Jeff Shell was appointed as CEO at the end of last year, the company was removed. Shell previously served as chairman of NBC Universal Pictures and Entertainment. He replaced Steve Burke and reported directly to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.