The host seemingly shaded the former judge on Twitter this week after Union, 47, appeared to call him out for not backing her up.
“There is only one woman one earth I have to please. Her name is Rebecca,” Crews, 51, tweeted on Monday. “Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS.”
Rebecca King-Crews is Terry’s wife of nearly 30 years.
“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,” Crews said. “That was never my experience on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”
Union tweeted the day after Crews made his statements, saying, “Can someone please ask abt what happens to all that diversity folks are talking about BEHIND THE SCENES. Like, legit… where the hell is all that diversity in the production though homie? In the decision making ranks who control the fate of the diversity in front of the camera?”
In a separate tweet, she added, “Why anyone would gleefully get up on TV and tell lies that NO ONE disputed … But we already know.”
In November, NBC announced that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough were leaving the show. Soon after, accusations surfaced about claims including Union saying she was told multiple times that her hairstyle was “too black.”