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Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination!

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Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination!

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Discrimination

Mo’Nique has had enough! The actress and comedian is now dealing with her frustrations with Netflix by filing a lawsuit against the streaming giant.

The Oscar-winning actress has accused Netflix of discrimination for how it negotiated a comedy special with her. As we previously reported a few months ago, Mo’Nique called out Netflix for reportedly offering Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special (she eventually got $13 mil), but only offered Mo’Nique $500,000 for her stand-up special! Mo’Nique eventually turned down their offer and even called for a boycott.

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She took to social media on Thursday to confirm the news. In her post, she briefly explained her reason for taking legal action and also thanked her fans who have always stood by her. However, in the 39-page filing, Mo’Nique calls out almost out everyone from the top executives of the Netflix management team, the big gender wage gap and lack of diversity in Hollywood.

“Despite Mo’Nique’s extensive résumé, when presented with an opportunity to do an exclusive stand-up comedy special for Netflix, she was given a low-ball offer that was only a fraction of what Netflix paid other comedians,” according to the lawsuit obtained by NBC, which seeks unspecified damages and for an injunction forcing the company to change its discriminatory policies.

TMZ notes that the lawsuit was filed on her behalf by attorneys at the deRubertis Law Firm, APC and Schimmel & Parks, APLC.

Netflix has yet to respond to this latest lawsuit.

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