Mo’Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, recently took to Instagram and called out CBS for the money she is owed for “The Parkers.”
Countess Vaughn and I did a show called ‘The Parkers.’
‘The Parkers’ have now been on air for 24 years.
And they’re trying to convince us through our ownership of the show that we made absolutely no money.
According to Mo’Nique’s husband, Sidney, executive producers have alluded to the fact that the show was made for under $70 million during its five-year run (1999-2004), but they have seen profit participation statements that show the program made over $700 million but was in nearly a billion dollar deficit.
Translation: the math ain’t mathing.
Mo’Nique captioned her post:
HEY MY SWEET BABIES
IT’S A HARD CONVERSATION TO HAVE BUT WE
HAVE THE PROOF TO BACK IT UP!!!
@countessdvaughn WE ARE THE PARKERS!!!!
I LOVE US 4REAL
Mo’Nique sued CBS and Paramount in Los Angeles Superior Court for breach of contract in April 2023, alleging that she and others did not get their fair share of royalties from “The Parkers.”
According to her lawsuit, she struck a deal with the producers of the series between 1999 and 2000, which entitled her company, Hicks Media, to 2.5% of the “adjusted gross receipts” from the series.
“The Parkers” was a spin-off of “Moesha,” and the show ran on the UPN network for five seasons, with a total of 110 episodes.
Reruns of “The Parkers” still air today, and the show started streaming on Netflix in 2020.
Dr. Heavenly, Carlos King, and Al Reynolds shared their opinions on Mo’Nique blasting CBS on Fox Soul’s “Tea-G-I-F.”
Source: Los Angeles Times