Terry Crews calls AGT 'the most diverse place' he's worked at in wake of Gabrielle Union controversy

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Terry Crews, the host of America's Got Talent, is weighing in on the 'toxic culture' controversy surrounding the NBC show.

During an appearance on the third hour of Today on Thursday, the 51-year-old said he had not experienced any racist comments during his time on the Simon Cowell-created reality series.

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'In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment,' Crews stated.

Crews took over from Tyra Banks as host of the show last year.

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Banks left the series after two seasons, having replaced original host Nick Cannon.

Crews remarks come as NBC continues its investigation into claims by Gabrielle Union that she had experienced racist comments and been told she was wearing her hair 'too black' for the AGT audience.

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Union joined the talent competition as a judge for its 14th season along with former DWTS personality Julianne Hough. Neither were invited back for season 15.

Addressing Union's claims, Crews said Thursday: 'First of all, I can't speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments. That was never my experience.'

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NBC has stated publicly that the network is taking Union's complaints about troubling behavior on the set of AGT seriously.

Union had also complained that judge-producer Cowell continuously smoked on the indoor set, Variety reported in November.

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NBC has spoken with Union as part of its formal investigation which is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

On January 11, NBC's entertainment chief Paul Telegdy told a TV critics event: 'I’m very confident...
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