Mo’Nique is taking legal action against Netflix!
The legendary comedian is suing the popular streaming service for pay discrimination after they only offered her $500,000 for a stand-up comedy special.
In the suit, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian accuses Netflix of race-based discrimination for how it negotiated a comedy special with her.
She says Netflix offered 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.
According to the suit, she claims Netflix has a severe lack of diversity, which contributes to their discriminatory practices. Specifically, she claims one Netflix exec. — the Chief Communications Officer — used the n-word in a meeting with 60 people in 2018. Mo’Nique was not present for that meeting.
Mo’Nique took to social media to announce her lawsuit against Netflix writing:
Hey My Loves – I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix.
I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was a pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me.
I chose to stand up. I don’t have any further comment at this time, but I appreciate all of your love and support.
See Mo’s original post below.
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