NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt responded to an accusation by "America’s Got Talent" judge Sharon Osbourne that her son was discriminated against by the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed.
As previously reported, Osbourne said she’s quitting "America’s Got Talent" after NBC’s "Stars Earn Stripes" told her son Jack he couldn’t work on the program after he went public with his MS.
Greenblatt said NBC offered Jack "two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined," according to the story. "This network does not discriminate on any basis," the executive added.
NBC couldn’t comment specifically about Jack because of personal medical information, but Greenblatt noted that "Stars Earn Stripes" "requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition — we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate."