The entertainment industry labor union says it has launched a probe in response to Variety reporting that Union was fired after repeatedly complaining about workplace toxicity. “We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously," SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. "We immediately reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these reports came to light. It is our practice to work closely with members who reach out to us and their representatives in instances like this, as that usually affords the best protection and best resolution for the affected member."
Debra Messing blasts her network NBC for Union's firing: “This is disgusting behavior from a network that has been my professional home for decades," Messing tweeted. "Yes, women become ‘difficult,’ when their insistence on a respectful and professional working environment, is ignored.” Messing was responding to Ellen Pompeo, who lashed out at NBC on Thanksgiving: “It’s unfortunate that @nbc the same network that protected disgusting men like Matt Lauer and punished women for speaking out or not putting up with it…has not changed their practices or culture," Pompeo tweeted.