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Allegations of Misconduct Surface Against NBC Entertainment Chief

Current and past employees of NBCU are accusing Paul Telegdy, Entertainment Chairman, of engaging in sexist, racist and homophobic behavior, allegations he denies, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The allegations come just weeks after Gabrielle Union, a judge on America’s Got Talent, filed a complaint in California about the toxic, racist and sexist workplace environment on the show. The new...

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