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Mo’Nique and Husband Continue Battle With Landlords Over Unpaid Rent, Deny Claims of Smoking Marijuana

Oscar winner Mo’Nique and her husband are continuing to battle with landlords of a Georgia home who claim they owe more than $300,000 in unpaid rent.

Mo and her hubby, Sidney Hicks, are embroiled in a court battle with property owners who say they’re behind $360,000 on an agreed $22,000-a-month rental contract.

TMZ reports that Monique and Hicks have admitted to not paying the money because they’re unsatisfied with the property that they claim smells of dog feces, wet dog and urine.

Additionally, they claim that the home has a broken septic tank and security gate.

Now, new court documents show a string of nasty emails between Hicks and a landlord named Alice.

In it, Alice taunts Mo’nique for her canceled “The Monique Show” program and later accuses the couple of smoking marijuana in the home.

“We do understand that your business has been greatly affected by the cancellation of your weekly talk show. However, we do not want the publicity and heartache/hardship for either of us […]

“Maybe the illegal substances you use in our home (i.e., weed) has weakened your sense of smell.”

Hicks later fired back saying,

“The only illegal greenery was with the illegal immigrant you brought on our premises to cut down the trees … Maybe the overuse of alcohol has affected you and your husband’s judgment.”

The case is still pending in court.

-Danielle Canada


  1. sherrietienne on March 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Wow! This downfall was inevitable. You just can’t win the Oscar and not expect to pay the piper. The rewards of money and fame in the industry are not without sacrifice and at some point all debts must settled or the sh*t hits the fan… So Sad!

    • Darlene L. Adams on March 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm

       the article did not say she can’t pay, if says won’t pay because of issues that they have with the residence. How did you get to the downfall part out of this article?

      • sherrietienne on March 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        I didn’t say she couldn’t pay either, but the cancellation of her show along with the fact that this nonesense even made it to the media is the segue of alot more to follow. Thus, the downfall and disgrace of one of the industry’s biggest talents. Its obvious you have zero idea of what I’m talking about so um, yeah, nice weather we’re having…

  2. Eervin44 on March 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Lately In The News Most Stars Owing This or That; Mo’Nique been around in the business for years; I take it she was renting a home in GA while working there during The Mo’Nique Show;  Wow! This is no small amount due;  Well you better believe It GA State will get what’s due to them.  {Even A Speeding Ticket Is $1,000.00}  If you owe Taxes & don’t Pay The Courts are coming after you; Even The Big Bad “I R S” There No Joke; So Mo’Nique If you owe for your stay, at least make some kind of payment “ARRANGEMENT” I love you but you don’t need to be in the news; It’s time to see you come back out now; I wish you all the best:)