Published: Fri, November 15, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Mo'Nique Is Suing Netflix For Gender And Race Discrimination

Mo'Nique Is Suing Netflix For Gender And Race Discrimination

Mo'Nique claims that as a direct and proximate result of Netflix's acts and conduct, she has suffered economic losses-"the denial of fair and equitable non-discriminatory pay"-and general damages-like "emotional and mental distress, loss of enjoyment of life, etc".

Mo'Nique is continuing her fight for equal pay.

She called for a boycott of Netflix a week after the deal fell through in January 2018 and has been publicly critical of the company since. When we asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different, they said, 'Well, we believe that's what Mo'Nique will bring. She also says the Chief Communications Officer of Netflix used the n-word in a meeting filled with 60 people in attendance.

In addition to an unspecified amount, she wants the company to change its discriminatory policies.

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The suit says that stands in contrast to deals reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars for comedy specials from Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chapelle and Ricky Gervais, and that the streaming service was willing to negotiate with other comics. "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 pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me". The comedian claims that Netflix allowed Spacey to use the N-word on the House of Cards set.

She even referenced a pay gap on the show The Crown. "I chose to stand up". And since plan A didn't pan out, Mo'Nique has made a decision to take it to the courts. "I don't have any further comment at this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love".

"We care deeply about inclusion, equity, and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously", Netflix said in a statement. Meanwhile, Mo'Nique was offered $500,000. The actress took to Instagram a year ago to call for a boycott of the streaming entertainment giant, claiming Netflix offered her $500,000 to record a special while other comedians had been offered tens of millions of dollars for similar work. You can check out Mo'Nique's Instagram post below.

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